• The Farnsworth House created with VisualARQ Grasshopper Components

    This video shows a parametric approach to create part of the structure of the famous Farnsworth House of Mies van der Rohe using VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

    The process starts by subdividing the area to cover into different panels, which are used to generate a new profile for the beams. Later on, this new profile is used to generate a new beam style in Grasshopper. Then the VisualARQ beams are created using this new style and taking the edges of the subdivided surface as the path curves.

    Finally, when the beam components are baked, they become workable VisualARQ beam elements in the existing Rhino model.

    This video has been created by Michele Calvano, architect, co-founder of ArFacade (http://www.arfacade.com/), and researcher in the Faculty of Architecture of the Sapienza University of Rome (http://www.drawing4design.com/).

  • VisualARQ 1.9.6 available

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    VisualARQ 1.9.6 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.9.6. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

    Download it!

    1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.9.6
    2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

    What's new

    This new service release fixes all known bugs and adds two main features:

    • Korean translation for user interface and templates.
    • Display attributes (layer, color, line type, etc) support in IFC import and export.

    See the complete list in What's new.

  • VisualARQ and Lands Design at the Forum ITIAPE 2017, Lille.

    Forum Itiape 2017

    Forum ITIAPE 2017
    January 20th 2017, 8.30h to 16.30h.
    ISA Lille

    The forum ITIAPE returns to ISA Lille on January 20th 2017, from  8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

    Organized by the promotion 23 (landscape engineer students), the event will focus on innovative studies related to the landscape sector such as urban agriculture, sensitive environments, management, soil remediation, interior design, plants and maintenance.

    It is also an opportunity to discover the students research work, participate in various activities with professional speakers, meet landscape architects and also expand your network thanks to the invited exhibitor suppliers.

    Francesc Salla, VisualARQ and Lands Design product manager will be present to show the new Lands Design Beta version and the coming VisualARQ 2.0 version.

    Get to know the full program here.

    Registration is required. Click here to register.

     

  • VisualARQ at MIAU X, course of infographics for architecture at ETSAM, Madrid

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    MIAU X

    MIAU X (Infographics for Architecture at Polytechnic University of Madrid) is the new edition of the specialization course in infographics and multimedia project design at ETSAM, Technical School of Architecture in Madrid. In this edition we keep the same line-up of academic subjects and we release 24 Research Lines to focus students production on cutting-edge topics at the intersection of technology and design.

    MIAU is an official Instrumental Specialization Course for ideation and creative experimentation in architecture from its generation to its representation: Project Generation + Computer Graphics + New Technologies + Production Lab.

    Rhino, Grasshopper and VisualARQ will be used during the course progress.

    More information and inscription details... (in Spanish)

  • Free upgrade to the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0!

    VisualARQ 2.0VisualARQ 2.0 release is coming soon. Here you will find some useful information about this new version.

    Free upgrade to VisualARQ 2.0

    The upgrade to VisualARQ 2.0 will be free for VisualARQ 1 current users and for users who will buy VisualARQ 1 before the 2.0 release.

    Price will rise

    The price for VisualARQ 2.0 commercial license will rise. The new price will be announced in the next weeks.

    Release date

    There is no exact date yet, but the final release is expected in a few months.

    What's new in VisualARQ 2.0?

    The list below shows some of the VisualARQ 2.0 new features.

    2.0 new features

    • Grasshopper Styles: create new VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions. Video
    • 2D Vector Drawings: Just print the 3D model in Perspective, Section and Plan views for a real time 2D vector output.
    • Custom Parameters: Create new parameters and add information to Rhino and VisualARQ objects so you can generate quantity takeoffs.
    • Section Manager: Manage the sections in your model as you manage levels with the Level Manager.
    • Add + Subtract solids: Do Boolean unions and differences between Rhino solids and any VisualARQ object without losing their parametric properties. Video.

    In this page you will find more information about this new version and the list of new features.

    Watch the recorded webinar VisualARQ 2.0. Flexible BIM for Rhino, to see some of these new features.

  • VisualARQ presentation at the Grasshopper UK user meeting

    The new Mexico City Airport by Foster and Partners

    The new Mexico City Airport by Foster and Partners

    Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting

    • Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2016
    • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
    • Location: Foster & Partners, Riverside, 22 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN (Directions)

    Foster & Partners will host this Grasshopper UK meeting next Wednesday 23th November 2016. The Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners will showcase how Grasshopper and computational methods have been used in the development of The new Mexico City Airport project.

    Besides other presentations, Francesc Salla, from Asuni, will show the different Grasshopper tools for VisualARQ, including VisualARQ Grasshopper Components and how to generate VisualARQ objects from Grasshopper definitions, a new feature of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version.

     

    How to join the meeting:

    The Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting is free to attend but you MUST register via this form.

    Email confirmation will follow by 16th November, as space is limited.

  • VisualARQ in Algomad 2016 workshops

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    Algomad 2016
    November 3-5, 2016
    IE School of Architecture and Design
    C/ Serrano 105 - Madrid (Spain)

    Algomad computational BIM workshops and conference will take place in Madrid (IE School of Architecture and Design) from November 3 to 5.

    Algomad 2016 focuses on demonstrating how compuational BIM has become an oportunity to enhance the way architects, engineers and construction sector professionals are bridging the most advanced tecniques in digital design and construction reality.

    The workshop "Envolventes" ("Envelopes") will count on the participation of Luis Fraguada and Francesc Salla, from the VisualARQ development team, who will teach the use and creation of BIM objects from Grasshopper through the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

    Details (in Spanish)

  • 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 2.0 webinar, FlexibleBIM for Rhino

    Novedge webinar series and calendar
    Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ, based on the upcoming 2.0 version.

    • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    • 11.00 am PDT / 20.00 pm CEST

    The webinar will show the Flexible BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino, including:

    • How  it streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino
    • How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects.
    • How to create the 2D documentation out of the 3D model (Floor plans, sections, elevations, schedule tables, areas, etc.)
    • IFC import and export features
    • Integration with Grasshopper.
    • Upcoming features of VisualARQ 2.0

    The webinar is organized by Novedge, is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

    Details and registration

  • VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: the Furniture object

    The following video shows one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version: the new Furniture object.

    This new object is meant to be used for all the furniture elements in the project design.

    The video shows two ways to create new Furniture object styles:

    1. Using 3D and 2D blocks for the furniture 3D and 2D representation respectively, depending on whether the object is shown in Top viewports with the Cut Plane on or off. A new button has been added in the styles dialog to directly search a block from your PC and load it into the styles dialog. This will be specially useful for those who already have a set of 3D models, such as the Savanna 3D library.
    2. Using a Grasshopper definition, as shown in this video for a Garage Door, or in this Post for the Beam object. This feature will allow having a library of parametric furniture objects that will be editable from the VisualARQ dialogs.

    When a Furniture object is exported to IFC, it takes the category ifcFurnishingElement.