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:
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.
- VisualARQ Styles from Grasshopper Definitions
- Hidden-Line Vector Output
- Section Manager
- Custom Parameters
- New Object Types: Annotation, Element, and Furniture
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.
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.
The following video shows some of the beam object new features that will be available in the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version:
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.