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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VisualARQ in the Grasshopper Workshop in Madrid

IAM Grasshopper workshop 2016

Instituto de Arquitectura Madrid (ETSAM | UPM) is organizing a new Grasshopper workshop:

PVA / Programación visual aplicada a proyectos. Grasshopper, nivel Básico/Intermedio

This 20 hours workshop (recognized as 2 ECTS credits) will be led by instructor Sergio del Castillo Tello and will begin at the end of February 2016 (date to be defined).

Training days: Thursdays and Fridays from 16pm to 18pm.

You will learn the basics of visual programming and how to export some components to Revit created with the help of VisualARQ and the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

To register send a message to iamadrid.arquitectura@upm.es with your full name, NIF, e-mail and telephone number or click in the link below:

Details and registration (in Spanish)


VisualARQ to Revit via Flux.io

VisualARQ to Revit via Fluxio

VisualARQ 1.9.4 includes features which expand the already stable IFC import / export capabilities of the program.  This means that through VisualARQ, you can import an IFC file into Rhinoceros generated in other BIM software such as ArchiCAD, or Revit, or export VisualARQ and Rhinoceros objects to programs which import IFC.  But are there any other options for interoperability between BIM programs?

In the Rhinoceros / Grasshopper Ecosystem, there are several third-party options for ‘real -time’ interoperability with Revit including Lyrebird, Hummingbird, and Grevit. These systems allow for the creation of a workflow pipeline whereas the changes made to a model in Rhinoceros / Grasshopper are reflected in Revit in near real-time, essentially automating the file export / import process.

Recently we’ve been watching the developments over at Flux.io, a startup born out of Google[x] with ambitions to become the defacto way we exchange building information data.  Flux.io began as a sort of ‘smart city’ web platform, facilitating collaboration between stakeholders of urban projects.  Now we find a different objective, focused on data exchange and collaboration. Flux.io offers data exchange plugins for Grasshopper, Excel, and Dynamo. The idea is that you can push or pull data to the Flux.io cloud, your new repository for design related data. With this workflow, you could design freeform building elements with VisualARQ and Grasshopper, send this information to the Flux.io repository, and pull it to Revit via Dynamo. Let’s take a look at how to do this:

View the VisualARQ to Revit via Flux.io Tutorial


VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: create styles from Grasshopper definitions

In this video you can see a sneak preview of one of the main enhancements of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version: the option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.

This new feature will let the user generate new VisualARQ object styles by loading Grasshopper definitions created by other users. The Grasshopper components that define geometry will turn into components of the new VisualARQ object styles and the Grasshopper numeric values will turn into the parameters to edit these new VisualARQ objects in the model.

This process will be done through VisualARQ dialogs, so there will be no need to know Grasshopper. Grasshopper users will be able to genearate definitions for new parametric objects, and users who don't know Grasshopper will just need to load these Grasshopper definitions into the VisualARQ styles dialog and insert and edit them in the model as any other VisualARQ object.

There will be no limits of design and level of detail for the new VisualARQ objects, since these limits will be determined by the user definition.

In addition, a single Grasshopper definition will be used to have multiple editable objects in the model, with different parameters.

This new feature will mean an amazing improvement in terms of generating new 100% parametric objects and expand the user object library.


VisualARQ at the VII Conference in Furniture Design “+ mob”

mob exportemos event

When: October 20-22, 2015
VisualARQ Conference: Wednesday October 21st 2015, 7.00 am.
VisualARQ Workshop: Thursday October 22nd, 2015. 8am-12pm. (UPB, RhinoFabStudio, Bloque 8).
Where: Auditorio Ruta N, Medellín, Colombia

VisualARQ will be present at the VII Conference in Furniture Design "+mob, ¿Por qué no? ¡Exportemos!", in Medellin, Colombia.

Francesc Salla, from the AsuniCAD team, will be participating as a speaker, and will held a conference and a workshop to discuss about Techniques to prepare a BIM model for the design of interior spaces with Rhino and VisualARQ.

+mob is an academic space where there will be discussions about topics that will encourage you to export your products and designs. In this VII edition of the Conference in Furniture Design, +mob is the result of the collaboration between entrepreneurs and the school with the partnerships from the Furniture Design industry.

See the full program here.

For more information please contact the Centro Tecnológico del Mobiliario.