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 1.9 available

From Rhino to Revit with VA

VisualARQ 1.9 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.9. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

Download it!

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.9
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

What’s new in 1.9

This version fixes all known bugs and includes a significant number of new features, including:
VisualARQ 1.9

  • IFC Import. (Video)
  • IFC tag. (Video)
  • Multilayer slabs (Video)
  • Columns can be created from blocks for the 2D/3D representation (Video)
  • Option to insert openings in Curtain walls
  • Curtain walls with curved panels
  • Added a control point to lean curtain walls
  • Tag orientation (Video)
  • Plan view depth of field

See the complete list in What's new.


RhinoBIM: first commercial release

RhinoBIM

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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VisualARQ 1.8.3 available

1.8.3 VisualARQ Plan view
VisualARQ 1.8.3 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.8.3. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

Download it!

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.8.3
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

What’s new in 1.8.3

This new service release fixes all known bugs and adds the Czech translation for user interface and templates.

See the complete list in What's new.

Thanks!

The VisualARQ team would like to thank the following users who helped us detect the bugs fixed in this service release: Jan S. (Czech translation), Ricardo B., Simon C., Ulrich G., Vianney G., Lucas M., Kenneth N., Toni Ö., Dave P., Andrzej S. and Petr T.


VisualARQ 1.8 available

Esglesia Hidden Render 980

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)
CURTAIN WALL 100
  • 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.
texture mapping
  • 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.
Wall layers in 3D 100
  • 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.
Beams 100
  • New Tag object: displays VisualARQ objects information in 2D labels. (More information)
New Plan View
  • 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.