Geometrias '17: “Thinking, Drawing, Modelling”
16, 17 and 18 June 2017
Royal College of Arts, department of Architecture, University of Coimbra.
Geometrias '17 aims at bringing together current researches not only on the didactics of Geometry, but also on Drawing as representation science, stereotomy, tridimensional modelling, parametric logics and digital fabrication. For that reason the current edition has as a leitmotif: “Thinking, Drawing, Modelling”.
A VisualARQ conference will take place during the "special sessions" on June 17th, 9.55am - 10.40am where Francesc Salla will show the Flexible BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino, based on the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version.
Join the VisualARQ 2.0 webinar in one of the two identical sessions that will be held next May 17th 2017:
The webinar will focus on the new features of VisualARQ 2.0 but you will see also an overview of the Flexible BIM features that VisualARQ adds to Rhino:
- How VisualARQ streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino.
- How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects, also created from Grasshopper.
- 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.
The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.
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.
This new service release improves the speed performance with large models and fixes all known bugs.
See the complete list in What's new.
Get to know the process of reproducing the main facade of San Agostino's church (Amatrice, Italy) with Rhino and VisualARQ and its connection with Grasshopper. The modeling starts with the main elevation picture which has been obtained from photogrammetry and which allows taking accurate measurements of the existing facade. Then VisualARQ is used for modeling the facade, using some of the VisualARQ BIM objects.
The rose window of the main facade has been recreated in Grasshopper and adapted as a new VisualARQ window style using one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2 version, the option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.
The following video features this workflow. It 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/). Michele shows another example of using the VisualARQ connection to Grasshopper in this post.
Image and video provided by Michele Calvano.
The option to create new VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions is one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version. (The Beta version is already available for download).
In this step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to create new styles from Grasshopper definitions.
The Grasshopper styles are created and managed from the Style Properties dialog for each VisualARQ object type.
The example selected for the tutorial features a simple parametric "Column" created from a loft between two circles, with the following parameters:
- Bottom Radius
- Top Radius
The VisualARQ 2.0 Beta version is now available for download.
VisualARQ owners can download and test this new Beta version, which brings most of the new features expected in the final release:
- Grassshopper styles: option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.
- 2D Vector Drawings: print the 3D model for a real time 2D vector output.
- Custom Parameters: create new parameters and add information to Rhino and VisualARQ objects for quantity takeoffs.
- New Furniture, Element and Annotation objects: with a different plan view and 3D view representation.
- Section Manager: to create sections and align viewports to sections.
- Boolean operation commands: new commands to do Boolean unions and differences between Rhino solids and any VisualARQ object, keeping their parametric properties.
See an overview of the VisualARQ 2.0 new features here.
The price of VisualARQ 2.0 licenses will raise when the final release is published. The upgrade to VisualARQ 2.0 will be free for VisualARQ 1 current users and for users who buy VisualARQ 1 before the 2.0 release.
SHARE BUCHAREST 2017International architecture and engineering Forum
March 21-22 2017
JW Marriott Grand hotel - Bucharest.
Romsym data will be exhibiting VisualARQ 2.0 and Lands Design at the booth A3 during the Share Bucharest event that will take place next 21 and 22 March at the JW Marriott Grand hotel in Bucharest.
The event will bring together differents practicing architects and contractors in Europe, Asia and the United States of America, and will promote projects, achievements and recent best practice examples in architecture and construction industry.
The event is organized for architects and contractors, in cooperation with the national chambers of architects, architecture and construction institutions and associations.
Perpective View of the project. Anthony O.
We present the work of Anthony O. from the University of Houston, who has shared his personal experience in the use of VisualARQ for this project: The Innovation Center in Houston.
"The fact that VisualARQ uses BIM models that can be edited saved me huge amounts of time from having to model things such as doors, windows, columns etc. VisualARQ was also used for the first studies of building elevations and led to be helpful with the automatic creation of the elevations from the BIM models plugged into the project."
"VisualARQ was useful for me when it came to accurately documenting a project that had been designed in hand sketches and physical study models. The simple yet very functional layout of VisualARQ allowed me to produce these documents quickly and efficiently."
Plan View. Anthony O.
Read the full article and see the project pictures in the VisualARQ project's gallery.
Images provided by Anthony O.<br/
University of Houston
BIM World 2017
Espace Grande Arche
Paris La Défense
Rhinoforyou stand (219 A)
March 29-30, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting at BIM World 2017 in Paris, from March 29 to March 30 (stand 219 A).
Rhinoforyou will be presenting the BIM software solution RhinoArchitecture, an innovative and economically affordable solution that integrates consistently Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and VisualARQ. Winner of the PTNB 2016 (category "Building envelope"), RhinoArchitecture is the first solution to see the convergence of design and parametric design with BIM.
Rhinoforyou will also be presenting its Geometry Gym connectors (direct or via IFC) for CAD software (Revit, Tekla, Rhino...) and for calculation software.
Experts Francesc Salla, VisualARQ product manager, and Jon Mirtschin from Geometry Gym Ltd. will also be present at the stand.
If you want to get a free registration and save 50 €, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details and registration...
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/).