VisualARQ course in Morelia, Mexico

VisualARQ course in Morelia

  • Date: 25-26 May, 2015
  • Time: 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Instructor: Andres Gonzalez, CEO FabLabStudio

In this course you will learn how to boost the workflow and improve the efficiency of the architectural design process within Rhino.

In addition you will learn how to create automatically architectural plan views, sections, and elevations from any 3D model.

This course has been organized by FabLab Mex and McNeel Miami. Lectures will be theoretical and practical so it is required to bring your own laptop.

Hurry up to register. Space is limited.

Easy recreation of an existing façade with VisualARQ

Facades are, with respect to a building, like your face about your body. It is what strikes you the most at the first encounter, what gives you expressiveness. Your "hook" to attract the interest of others.

A face, an individual. A façade, a building.

In the articles where we discussed architectural projects in Rhino, we have seen imposing facades, some of them because of the use of materials, as the anti-pollution properties of those installed in the Manuel Gea González Hospital, or the use of perforated metal panels, as in the Monteagudo Museum, others for its transparency, as the blades in the Aviva Stadium. In other cases, by its shape, as the metal spheres forming a ribbon around the Hanjie Wanda Square Mall or by the color, as the school of Bobigny . We have also seen beautiful old facades that have been restored in New York.

Fachada-Hospital-Manue- Gea-Gonzalez 200 monteagudo-museum-modern-building-center-baroque-chapel 200 P-aviva-stadium-facade-covered-4000-polycarbonate-panels
Manuel Gea González Hospital Monteagudo Museum Aviva Stadium
P-Hanjie Wanda Square Mall P-School-Valbon-Bobigny P-restoration_corbin_building
Hanjie Wanda Square Mall School of Bobigny Old facades that have been restored in New York

We know that you have experience in designing facades and, as always, you provide the creativity and we supply the tool to make your job easier. You may have to restore a building or to develop a project in which replicate a façade. Need to reproduce an existing facade? With VisualARQ you can do it easily.

The process is simple, based on some features of our architectural plug-in:


VisualARQ at II Creative Industry Fair Szczecin 2015, Poland

Bardins Fair Szcecin

One more year VisualARQ will be present at Creative Industry Fair Szczecin 2015, in Poland, represented by Bardins, the VisualARQ resellers in Poland.

The second edition of this fair takes place 19-20 March 2015, at the Service Inter - Lab, Szczecin ul. Cukrowa 12.

You will find Bardins both days on booth 9-10, room B, from 10.00  to 17.00.

Bardins will present the latest news and products from their partners. This is a unique opportunity to see most of the products from their offer and talk with their staff! Demonstrations, videos and much more on the those days:

  • VisualARQ from AsuniCAD
  • Rhinoceros 5 from McNeel
  • Zortrax M200 3D Printer from Zortrax
  • RhinoGold 5 from TDM Solutions
  • Photomodeler Scanner 2015 from EOS Systems
  • KeyShot 5 from Luxion
  • V-ray for Rhino from Chaos Group
  • Maxwell Render from Next Limit
  • LumenRT 2015 from e-on Software


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.


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.


How to manage floors and levels in architectural projects with Rhino

Today we would like to introduce you one of the most useful and important features that VisualARQ adds to Rhino workflow when designing and modeling architectural projects: the Level Manager.

Thanks to the Level Manager feature, in VisualARQ you can easily work on each level of your building projects.

The Level Manager was added in the earliest releases of VisualARQ, however, it has experienced a considerable quality improvement since the last 1.8 version.

The procedure is simple. The complexity is only brought by your imagination while you create. The Level Manager works as a control panel to create and modify new buildings and stories. This will greatly simplify your work and you can decide at any time if you want to see one or more levels and their characteristics. Each level puts a construction plane (working plane) at a specific elevation, which allows you to work easily on each level and quickly switch to the level on which you want to work.

From the Level Manager, you can also control the Level visibility, as in Rhino layers. Simply turn the bulb lights on or off in the corresponding level. Each level has an invisible clipping plane at its bottom and top limits. If you wish, you can move the boundaries of a level using the “Top offset” and “Bottom offset” values.

When a level is turned off, all the geometry located between its limits will be hidden, no matter what type of geometry it is: VisualARQ objects, surfaces and polysurfaces, meshes or 2D objects.

This feature is really helpful to get incredible section views of the inside of the project and to work from there.