VisualARQ at the Rhino User Meeting Helsinki

Rhino User Meeting Helsinki 2019
24 January 2019: 9h-18h
Aalto University (School of Arts, Design and Architecture)

McNeel Europe organizes a Rhino User Meeting at Aalto University in Helsinki on the 24th January 2019.

Come and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.
Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design,
Algorithmic Modeling, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic milling,
Environmental Analysis, Landscaping, Sculpture, and much more!

Get the latest news about VisualARQ, Lands Design, Rhino WIP, Rhino Inside, Rhino Compute, RhinoVR, Grasshopper and

Watch presentations and get hands-on with live software demonstrations from the exhibitor partners.
Coffee breaks, lunch and networking drinks are included within the ticket price!

Early Bird tickets until January 10, 2019: €65 (then €95)

Preliminar agenda…

Learn VisualARQ in the Rhino for Architecture Online Course, February 2019

Level 2 Rhino for Architecture – Online Course

  • Dates: February 5-7 and February 12-14, 2019 (9.00 am-1.00 am PST)
  • Price: US$260.00
  • Register here!

This intensive, six-session online course will focus on architectural workflows using Rhinoceros. It will introduce the best practices to maximize productivity and use the rich set of functionality supported by Rhino. It will cover various scenarios for concept modeling, detailed design, and visualization.

Each live session will run from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PST (Pacific Standard Time).

Ask questions and interact with the class and instructors in our live, online training. The live sessions will be recorded and posted to a private classroom album. Attendees may stream the material for up to three months following the class.

Notes (what you need for the class):

  • Rhino 6 for Windows software installed. The instructor will be using this version.
  • Plugins: Flamingo nXt, VisualARQ, and LANDS (WIP).
  • Rhino 5 for Windows or Mac is not acceptable software for this class.
  • A stable and fast Internet connection.
  • A headset/microphone combo.

See full course details here…

Questions? Contact Doaa Alsharif

New library of VisualARQ objects in food4Rhino

There is a new section in food4Rhino for uploading and downloading new VisualARQ object styles.

You can see in this tutorial how to upload and download them.

Most of these objects are Grasshopper styles (object styles created from Grasshopper definitions) so they are fully parametric. No Grasshopper knowledge is required to use these objects though.

We encourage you to share your object styles with other users!

Do you miss any particular object style?

Send us an email to and we can make it for you!

Alan Gómez: “I came across VisualARQ looking for plugins that would help me integrate BIM with Rhinoceros”

Interview with the architect Alan Gómez

New Central Library, Calgary, Canada. – Collaboration between Snohetta, Stuart Olson, StructureCraft

His name is Alan Gómez, a design professional and graduate of Architecture at the prestigious Mexican university Univer. His academic training was his launching pad to begin discovering the world of 3D modelling for creating jewellery and, later, he began to take part in projects of creation, design and renovation of buildings.

Gómez defines himself as a professional with a very detailed style and, above all, focused on seeking architectural balance. His works have always been and continue being a challenge for him. With each one he tries to bring a touch of innovation and creativity to the world of design.

Today he works at StructureCraft, the well-known Canadian company that designs construction projects, pedestrian bridges, structures of heavy wood and wooden engineering. He is passionate about creative design and states that VisualARQ has become an essential tool for developing the construction documents successfully of projects of any kind, no matter how complex or extense they are. No doubt about it. Can you imagine why? Discover through this interview what his experience is with the software that has provided him with so many facilities.


VisualARQ will be at the AEC Tech 2018: Interpolations, in New York

AEC Tech 2018: Interpolations

  • Dates: Thursday, October-25- Sunday, October-28, 2018
  • Location: Baruch College (Lexington Avenue, 55, New York, 10010 United States)

The sixth edition of the renowned AEC Tech symposium event is just next door and we at VisualARQ didn’t want to miss it. Francesc Salla (VisualARQ’s product manager), Luis Fraguada (McNeel Europe) and Kike Garcia (VisualARQ developer) will attend the event to know the last news in technology and design.

AEC Tech 2018 is the sixth annual event and a four-day experience for professionals in the AEC industry and more! The current edition has as the theme the “Interpolations”, focusing on the injection of innovative processes, technologies, and workflows that are rerouting the way the industry works, designs, and thinks.

Workshops and masterclasses are held all day on Thursday, October 25th from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Baruch College. Workshops are taught by WeWork, Robert McNeel & Associates, Ladybug, CORE studio, Proving Ground, and Konstru!

The Symposium will take place on Friday, October 26th at 9:00 am in the Engleman Hall at Baruch College, featuring a full day of presentations and discussions from highly-acclaimed professionals within and adjacent to the industry.

The Hackathon will last 26-hours from Saturday, October 27th to Sunday, October 28th at the Thornton Tomasetti midtown office. AEC Tech’s Hackathon is an event for all levels of programmers, developers, engineers and others, additionally, it is aimed for attendees to collaborate, network, build new relationships, and generate new ideas and processes for the AEC community.

More information and registration details.

Michele Calvano: “the real revolution was the connection of VisualARQ to Grasshopper”

Interview to architect Michele Calvano.

Study of the roof for the extension of Venice Airport. Project in collaboration with ArFacade

His name is Michele Calvano, an Italian architect specialized in Reverse engineering of 3D models for design purposes. He has been chosen to open our new section of interviews with professionals that are using VisualARQ as a regular tool for their work.

His long academic and professional career – he is an architect and researcher – has brought him to innovate and search for new solutions that meet the current market requirements. And then he discovered VisualARQ.

How does he deal with new challenges? What does he expect from the future of architecture? What technical advances are envisioned?

Keep on reading to know Calvanos’ perspective.


VisualARQ 2.3 available

VisualARQ 2.3 is now available for download.

This new service release includes some new features and fixes most of the issues reported by users:

  • New components in Grasshopper to create sections
  • New components “Building” and “Level” to reference buildings and levels
  • New component that provides the levels where an object is located.
  • Styles and Block definitions can be referenced using strings.
  • New “Get Property Names” component that provides the list of an object property names.

See the complete list in What’s new.

Download it!

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users and works on Rhino 5 and Rhino 6.

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 2.3
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

The use of 3D in buildings is now the main option (and concern) of the “technological” architect

3D model of the Alberta Art Gallery (Randall Stout architects).

Interoperating between more flexible and agile software with other already existing software, and producing the necessary technical documentation in a better way are the other two main concerns of the professionals

With the technological race, architects from all over the world have had to enhance their skills or become obsolete, updating and looking towards new design processes or tools that enable them to express their creativity regarding the demands of the client. However, what are the main doubts of today’s architect before making the leap and embracing these technological advances? What challenges and difficulties must they face more often? Today, the most requested information from the technical support teams of Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper ( three of the most innovative design spheres ) is how to model in 3D with precision and free of errors. It is followed by interoperability between faster and more flexible software, with other existing software which, although more rigid, are used by most studios. Finally, architects ask about how to produce the necessary technical documentation in a better and more complete way for each project.


VisualARQ at the BtoBIM in Nantes

BtoBIM 2018
Icam Nantes: 35 Avenue du Champ de Manœuvre, 44470 Carquefou.
Rhinoforyou stand nº : stand 3
5 July 2018. 9h-18h

Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting VisualARQ at BtoBIM event 2018 in Nantes, on Thursday 5-July. (stand nº3)

This is the third edition of the BtoBIM event, organized by NOVABUILD, that gathers professionals of the BIM and construction industry to present their newest technologies in the field.

During this event, the Rhinoforyou experts, in collaboration with Francesc Salla, VisualARQ’s product manager, will be available at Stand 3 for live demonstrations of Rhino, Grasshopper and VisualARQ .

You will get to know RhinoArchitecture, the flexible and affordable BIM solution for all sizes of business!

Details and registration…

VisualARQ 2.2 available

VisualARQ 2.2 is now available for download.

This new service release includes some new features and fixes most of the issues reported by users:

  • New vaSplit command. Watch video
  • New vaFillet command. Watch video
  • New Update Property component in Grasshopper to change a property from a referenced document object.
  • Element and Furniture objects created from Grasshopper styles can be rotated in 3D.
  • Objects created from Grasshopper styles share their block geometry when they are equal, improving speed, memory consumption and file size.

See the complete list in What’s new.

Download it!

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users and works on Rhino 5 and Rhino 6.

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 2.2
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.