VisualARQ 2 release date: September 28th, 2017

The team at Asuni is proud to announce the upcoming release of VisualARQ 2!

VisualARQ 2 release date: 28th September 2017

Download VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate to test the new features.

VisualARQ 2 free upgrade

Purchase VisualARQ 1 before 28th of September 2017 and get a free upgrade to VisualARQ 2.

Existing VisualARQ 1 users receive a free upgrade to VisualARQ 2.

The VisualARQ 2 commercial license price will rise from US$/€495 to US$/€795 on September 28th, 2017. Educational license price will remain US$/€95.

What’s new in VisualARQ 2?

VisualARQ 2 improves upon many of the features of VisualARQ 1 and adds a lot of new functionality requested and inspired by our users.

…and more!


VisualARQ 2.0 webinar: Flexible BIM for Rhino

VA Webinar 17May
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.


From Cultural Heritage to BIM process

rom Cultural Heritage to BIM process

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.


VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: new beam features

The following video shows some of the beam object new features that will be available in the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version:

Beam joints

Beam intersections at ends will be calculated. This will happen when two beams have one of their end points in the same position. However, it will possible to break this connection if needed.

Beam cut planes

In addition to automatic beam joints, it will possible to define different solutions for beam cut planes at the start and end points. Vertical, Horizontal and Perpendicular will be the preset options, but it will be also possible to enter a custom cut plane.

 

 

 

 


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.