BIM World 2015

BIM world 2015

Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting VisualARQ at the BIM World 2015 in Paris, 25-26 March (stand 31 - MEDIACONSTRUCT). 

Rhinoforyou will show Rhino 5, Grasshopper, GeometryGym, VisualARQ and the latest IFC developments, including the enhancements of the incoming VisualARQ 1.9 version.


The model viewer for your architectural designs: Solibri

VisualARQ integrates IFC export to share models with other AEC applications

VisualARQ integrates IFC export to share models with other AEC applications

VisualARQ bets for Rhino for the design and generation of documentation for parametric and freeform architecture. If you want to combine their varied possibilities with other programs, you need a common language and a file viewer.

IFC is the most common format and it is included in many developers’ software. You can transfer files with .IFC extension painlessly between your architectural software.

When you work on a project, you exchange information with others: collaborators, partners, contractors or anyone assisting in any phase of the project. And, of course, not everyone will have the same software installed because the suppliers of materials or services use the software they believe is the most suitable to their activity. Here lies the real advantage of IFC, the fact the flow of information and the work on models are truly collaborative. It is a smooth and simple way of working, without errors or confusions that could result in delays or extra costs. You don’t need to interpret a design, you simply have to look at it.

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VisualARQ and Solibri Model Viewer complement each other to share architectural projects. Image: solibri

Since your models will be used by different people for different purposes, how can these people properly view them? Thanks to Solibri Model Viewer and its seamless integration with BIM.

We at VisualARQ have tested Solibri and have included the process in our Youtube video channel. As you will see, it is very simple: it just takes 1 step to export a .IFC file from Rhino and VisualARQ to Solibri Model Viewer.

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RhinoBIM: first commercial release

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Virtual Build Technologies announces the release of the commercial and educational versions of RhinoBIM. The current beta version 3.45.179 will expire February 28, 2015.

RhinoBIM is a suite of plug-ins that enhances Rhino 5.0 for the Architectural, Engineering & Construction, Aerospace and Ship building Industries. Developed by Virtual Build Technologies. This first module now available includes:

  • Structural Design & Editor
  • Clash & Clear Analysis
  • Quantity take offs / BIM Reporter
  • IFC & CIS2 Translators
  • User Definable database

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How to export a Rhino model to Archicad using IFC

Do you jump from software to software because you are restless by nature?

We are sure that this gives you great satisfaction, but also major complications. We won’t try to convince you to settle down and be faithful to one specific program, but at least we are giving you a trick so that your playfulness won’t put you into trouble.

On our YouTube channel, you will find a new video explaining how to export files from Rhino to Archicad using IFC files.

Do you have a model containing walls, windows or other objects created with VisualARQ? And polysurfaces in Rhino?

It’s very easy: each floor information can be exported to an IFC file, which you can then open from Archicad.

VisualARQ objects will keep their properties. You can edit them or unlock the layers you wish.

Check the following step-by-step video to see how this works in 3 minutes:

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VisualARQ 1.8 available

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VisualARQ 1.8 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.8. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

Download it!

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.8
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

New price:

VisualARQ 1.8 price will change. This change will be effective from August 1st 2014 and will only affect commercial licenses.

Hurry up and purchase VisualARQ before the price changes!

What’s new in 1.8:

This version has more new features and enhancements than ever, including:

  • New parametric Curtain Wall object. (Video)
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  • Section attributes on VisualARQ and Rhino objects: set the line widths, print colors, hatch patterns, etc. on any kind of geometry for display and printing purposes. (Video)
  • Texture mappings on VisualARQ objects: no need to explode the VisualARQ objects anymore to assign texture materials on them and apply surface, box, cylindrical mappings, etc. More information.
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  • New Level Manager: shows and hides levels easily. (Video)
  • Wall layers in 3D: wall layers are now shown in Section views and can have different materials for rendering purposes.
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  • Improved IFC exporter: models are much better exported to IFC for Revit, ArchiCAD, Solibri, etc. with a minor loss of information. (More information)
  • More object styles and beam profiles added: full AISC and European standard beam styles added to VisualARQ templates.
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  • New Tag object: displays VisualARQ objects information in 2D labels. (More information)
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  • Help also available in Spanish, German, Italian and French.
  • Zoo support: shares VisualARQ licenses among users on the same network workgroup.
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VisualARQ 1.8 fixes all known bugs and also includes many enhancements. See the complete list in What’s new.