VisualARQ 2 online courses in China


The Rhino China Tech Support Center recently launched a series of online courses, an introductory course on BIM solutions on the Rhino planform for all architectural users. This course will comprehensively introduce the use and custom methods of the standard components of VisualARQ, systematically introduce the workflow of VisualARQ, and easily realize the model information methods and techniques in Rhino.

About: VisualARQ is a professional model information solution for the Rhino, providing modular, parametrized, standard building component libraries. Quickly create the wall, door, windows, staircase, floor, steel structure and other building components with the characteristics of parameters, can automatically complete the production of plane, elevation, section and can automatically mark the size of the model in the Rhino platform.

  • Software: VisualARQ 2.0, Rhino 5 and Grasshopper
  • Dates: starting on March 24, 2018, the course will be held every two weeks
  • Trainer: Jessesn, Rhino tech support of McNeel Asia

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VisualARQ at Shape to Fabrication

McNeel and SimplyRhino UK are pleased to announce the Shape to Fabricaton and Rhino “New Developments” Day.
The last news on VisualARQ 2 will be presented during both events, and the VisualARQ developement team will be available show and speak with anyone interested in the BIM for Rhino workflow.

Rhino “New Developments” Day.

  • Monday, April 23rd, 2018
  • Stratford Circus, Theatre Square in Stratford, London

The Rhino New Developments Day is geared towards people and organizations interested in extending Rhino’s functionality either through Grasshopper or through public APIs like RhinoCommon.
The event is free to attend, but space is limited.

This event takes place one day before the Shape to Fabrication conference.

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Shape to Fabrication

  • April 24th and Wednesday April 25th, 2018
  • Stratford Circus, Theatre Square in Stratford, London

A 2-day AEC focused Conference where the main Architectural studios and developers will show their recent projects and work. The Shape To Fabrication conference has a focus on cutting-edge technology, innovative construction and applications in architecture, engineering and design. This years speakers are shaping the future, unafraid to push technology and engineering to new heights.

Presenters will include: Heatherwick Studio; Arup; Chris Precht – Penda; Foster + Partners; Ramboll; Loop.ph; Proving Ground; Mortiz Waldemeyer; Mamou-Mani; McNeel; Fologram; 3XN and many more!

The Flexible BIM features and last news on VisualARQ 2 version will be shown by Luis Fraguada and Francesc Salla during the “AEC adventures” presentation, on Wednesday 25th April, 12.30h.

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Workshop: Rhino for Architecture using VisualARQ


Rhino for Architecture Workshop using VisualARQ
14-16 May, 2018
McNeel Europe – Roger de Flor, 32-34 08018 Barcelona (Spain)

McNeel Europe is pleased to welcome Francesc Salla, product manager of VisualARQ at Asuni CAD, to tutor a 3-day BIM oriented Rhino Workshop for Architects, Engineers and Designers at our Barcelona offices. VisualARQ adds flexible BIM features to Rhino.

The workshop aims at learning Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper as a Flexible BIM solution for developing and carrying out a project of architecture from the 3D model to the 2D documentation.

The workshop will help you to improve your architectural modeling skills and parametric design workflow inside Rhino and Grasshopper.

You will be trained in the following sectors:

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Konstru and VisualARQ team up to deliver interoperability solution


Konstru and VisualArq have teamed up to make it easier for you to upload, download, and translate models between VisualARQ and Konstru. Seamlessly work with with Revit, SAP2000, ETABS, RAM Structural System, Tekla Structures, Dynamo or Excel by running our Grasshopper Scripts for Konstru.

Upload a VisualARQ Model to Konstru:

The process is simple. You have a model in Rhino made of VisualARQ walls, slabs, columns and beams. Just need to:

  1. Log in or sign up in Konstru and create a new model.
  2. Open the “Upload VA to Konstru” file in Grasshopper that you can find in this link.
  3. Click on the Select Model button to select the project in Konstru where you want to send the model.
  4. Put the Enable button to True in the definition everytime you need to send all VisualARQ objects to Konstru.

Konstru will identify each element by its type, as well as its information, and get the full model ready to be sent to other programs.

Watch the process in this video.

Download a Model from Konstru to VisualARQ:

In this case, you can import a model previously uploaded to your Konstru account into Rhino.

  1. Open the “Download Konstru to VA” file in Grasshopper that you can find in this link.
  2. Click on the Select Model button to select the project in Konstru that you want to import into Rhino.
  3. Bake the geometry whenever you want to see it as workable VisualARQ objects in Rhino.

Watch the process in this video.


Exchanging models between Rhino and Revit through IFC


VisualARQ provides IFC features that help architects, engineers, and professionals of the AEC industry to exchange 3D models between Rhino and other BIM programs.

The IFC guide from Rhino to Revit is aimed at helping users to export and import models between Rhino and Revit using the IFC file format. The guide provides useful information for the following topics:

  • How does the import & export through IFC work?
  • What information can be stored in IFC files generated with VisualARQ?
  • How are VisualARQ and Rhino objects recognized in Revit?
  • Solutions for common problems in this process.

The guide also adds tips of how to tag any Rhino geometry with specific IFC type or how to add custom parameters to geometry for IFC files.

See the IFC guide from Rhino to Revit.


Come to see VisualARQ at the BIM World Paris 2018


BIM World 2018
Espace Grande Arche – Paris Defense
28-29 March 2018. 9h-18h

Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting for fourth consecutive year at BIM World 2018 in Paris, from March 28 to March 29 (stand 563, near to the conference room).

Rhinoforyou will be presenting the BIM software solution RhinoArchitecture, an innovative and economically affordable solution that integrates consistently Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and VisualARQ.

During this event, the Rhinoforyou experts, in collaboration with Francesc Salla, VisualARQ’s product manager, will be available 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!

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About the new features

The needs of users are constantly changing and evolving. Since the first version of VisualARQ launched in 2009, all the improvements that the users themselves – architects, engineers or interior designers – have asked for have been gradually incorporated. In the following post we explain what the main improvements are in the recently released 2.0 version:

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Flexible BIM with VisualARQ presentation in Brazil


Flexible BIM with VisualARQ Presentation

The Rede brasileira de fabricaçao digital in collaboration with the TI Lab organize in Sao Paulo a presentation-webinar of the Flexible BIM features of VisualARQ 2.

The architect Affonso Orciuoli will show the main VisualARQ features for working with BIM objects inside Rhino such as walls, stairs, windows, etc., which are treated as parametric objects, combining architectural modeling with Rhino's free-form modeling. The presentation will show how VisualARQ is capable of generating all 2D documentation (plants, cuts, facades, details) directly from the 3D model, the full integration with Grasshopper and the BIM features to export and import IFC models between Rhino and other BIM programs.

The webinar will be presented in Portuguese.

Guest speaker: Affonso Orciuoli
Host: João Gaspar
Date: January 31, 2018, 2:00 pm (GMT-2)
TI Lab location: Rua Cláudio Soares, 72, Pinheiros, São Paulo

The presentation-webinar is free, but seats are limited.
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From BIM to Flexible BIM

The architecture and construction sector not only requires an efficient way to develop complex projects in the interests of achieving the best use of time and resources, but also wants greater creativity and originality. There is no doubt whatsoever that BIM is here to stay, and that it should help to optimize time and standardize processes. However, does it limit the designs of new buildings and infrastructures? In this article we explain the concept of Flexible BIM to you, how it is used and how it works in VisualARQ for Rhino.

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VisualARQ 2 Webinar: Flexible BIM for Rhino and Grasshopper

Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 2

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • 11.00 am PDT / 20.00 pm CEST

The webinar will show the new features of VisualARQ 2, including:

  • New toolbar: object selection commands
  • New Section and Level Manager
  • Hidden line 2D vector drawings and Layout sheets preparation.
  • The Grasshopper styles: VisualARQ object styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • New Furniture, Element and Annotation object, also created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • Custom parameters created by object, by style, by document and from Grasshopper.
  • Creation of Tables listing objects with custom parameters.
  • New Space object features.
  • VisualARQ objects in external references.

This webinar is organized by Novedge.

The webinar is free and will last about one hour, including the Q&A session.

Register here