VisualARQ 1.9.7 available

VisualARQ 1.9.7 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.9.7. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

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What's new

This new service release improves the speed performance with large models and fixes all known bugs.

See the complete list in What's new.


Lands Design Beta released

Lands Design Beta
Asuni is pleased to announce the Beta Release of Lands Design for Rhino 3d. The Beta release of Lands marks a milestone for the development of the software, implementing countless user suggestions gathered from the Work In Progress phase of development. Lands is now ready for your feedback! Download the latest release and let us know what you think.

Here are some of the features:

Intuitively create landscape designs in 3D and 2D

  • Design with 3D plant species, civil work elements,  terrains and freeform modeling tools
  • Produce 2D documentation: setting out plans, plant schedules, watering systems, and zoning areas.
  • Use the powerful terrain modeling tools. Import GIS data in your model.

Extensive plant database with over 1800 species!

  • Full plant database with technical specifications and detailed characteristic.
  • Arrange trees, shrubs, and ground covers individually, in rows or in forests.
  • Customize and edit each vegetation species in 2D and in 3D.

Create stunning renders and virtual tours

  • Just insert plants and render! All Lands plant species have their own specific textures.
  • Create virtual tours with the walk mode and the animation tools.

Download Lands Design Beta for free...

Join the Lands Design webinar on 20/10/2016...


VisualARQ 1.9.5 available

VisualARQ 1.9.5 is now available for download.

This new service release fixes a few bugs and adds some new features and changes:

  • More flexibility to import IFC files.
  • VisualARQ Grasshopper Components is no longer a Beta and it is included in the main installer.
  • The "Free" license mode is replaced by a "Viewer" mode that prevents from losing VisualARQ data. (More information...)
  • Help guide updated in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese

See the complete list in What's new.

Download it!

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.9.5
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: new beam features

The following video shows some of the beam object new features that will be available in the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version:

Beam joints

Beam intersections at ends will be calculated. This will happen when two beams have one of their end points in the same position. However, it will possible to break this connection if needed.

Beam cut planes

In addition to automatic beam joints, it will possible to define different solutions for beam cut planes at the start and end points. Vertical, Horizontal and Perpendicular will be the preset options, but it will be also possible to enter a custom cut plane.

 

 

 

 


VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: new roof features

VisualARQ 2.0 will come with plenty of enhancements regarding the Roof command.

In this sneak preview video you can see some of these new features:

New insert dialog

The roof object will have an insert dialog, like the rest of VisualARQ objects, from which you will be able to choose some insert parameters such as the roof type (hip, gable or shed), the cut edge type, or the slope angle.

Inserting it will be easy like drawing a rectangle (or like inserting slabs), including the option to pick 3 points from the command line. The roof ridge will be automatically aligned with the longest side.

The option to create roofs from boundary curves will be still available.

Multilayer roof styles

Roofs will be composed of slabs. This means that the roof styles will take one of the existing slab styles in the document and therefore they will be multilayer. It will be possible to create new roof styles by editing an existing slab style or creating new slab styles from a shortcut button.

Roof intersections

When two roofs touch each other, the intersection between them will be automatically calculated. This interopearability will provide many new roof combinations and new designs that could not be done before.

Roofs from surfaces

Finally, it will be possible to create roofs from surfaces, no matter how complex they are. This operation will apply an offset to that surface according to the roof style thickness and will convert the resulting object into a roof.


New Rhino & Grasshopper book includes VisualARQ exercises

Grasshopper para Rhino e Impresion 3D

"Grasshopper para Rhinoceros e Impresión 3D"

This new book shows how to design new parameteric shapes using the power of algorithmic modeling in Grasshopper, through 50 guided exercises, including examples of VisualARQ and Weaverbird.

There is also a chapter for 3D printing.

The authors are Sergio Gómez González and Jordi Torner Ribé, (both professors at the UPC, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).

The book is already available in Spanish.

 

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