VisualARQ 1.7.3 (Jun-26, 2013)

Meshes in section views 350

New features:

  • Added mesh, hatch and text support in section and plan views.
  • Doors and windows openings are also subtracted in connected walls (vertical or horizontal).
  • Walls can be created from a closed planar curve.
  • Osnaps can be used in VisualARQ objects inside a layout detail.
  • Added support for VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP2.

Changes:

Walls from closed curves 350

  • Improved calculation of automatic cut depth for openings.
  • Styles are shown sorted by name.
  • Faster display of VisualARQ objects in layout pages.
  • Faster snaps in VisualARQ objects.
  • The area is always shown in square feet when the document is in imperial units.
  • vaCreatePlanView command shows levels in the same order as in the level manager.

Fixed bugs:

Window between walls 4x4 house 200

  • Instance references with a non-vertical rotation were not exported correctly to IFC.
  • VisualARQ objects sometimes were invisible in a detail after opening a document or changing the active layout.
  • Two internal layers were sometimes shown in the layer list.
  • Plan representation of VisualARQ objects wasn't visible on GDI pipelines in Rhino 4.0.
  • vaRailing command wasn't corrently registered in French.
  • Stair Styles button in Rhino 5 RUI toolbar executed a wrong command.
  • Line width attribute wasn't correclty saved for VisualARQ styles.
  • Volume property of VisualARQ objects didn't take into account instance scaling factors.
  • Opening muntins were not created in some cases.
  • VisualARQ Grasshopper Components wasn't loaded the first time Rhino was started after installing VisualARQ.
  • Fixed a crash when changing the sort column in the layer list.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a railing object.
  • Fixed some memory leaks.

Know bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved in VisualARQ 1.7.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work with block objects.

VisualARQ 1.7.2 (May-29, 2013)

VA-GH

New features:

Changes:

  • The VisualARQ evaluation version no longer expires in a Rhino evaluation version.
  • When VisualARQ evaluation period expires in a full version of Rhino, it is still possible to use and evaluate VisualARQ, although some features are disabled:
    • VisualARQ objects and styles are no longer saved.
    • Copy, paste and explode commands for VisualARQ objects.
    • Style import/export commands.
    • IFC export.
  • The stair is previewed when editing its control points.
  • It is now allowed to install VisualARQ on a removable disk or on a network share.

Fixed bugs:

  • VisualARQ didn't work on Windows 2000.
  • "Spain (Spanish)" option in the VisualARQ language list was shown as "English (United States)".
  • The VisualARQ command dialogs where too big when running on a virtualized Windows inside Parallels Desktop 8 on a HiDPI screen.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document with VisualARQ objects.
  • Fixed a crash when deleting a VisualARQ object.
  • Fixed a crash when a VisualARQ object was being drawn in the viewport.
  • Fixed a crash when Print Display Preview was active.
  • Fixed a crash when creating or editing a railing object.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a railing object using a closed curve.
  • Fixed a crash when editing a stair object.
  • Fixed all memory leaks.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved in VisualARQ 1.7.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work with block objects.

VisualARQ 1.7.1 (Feb-28, 2013)

Fixed bugs:

  • Sometimes the area of spaces was negative.
  • Intersection of extended walls wasn't correctly calculated.
  • vaWallSplit: openings were displaced to a wall start point when wall alignment was different from central.
  • Text height editing control didn't support imperial unit representation.
  • License wasn't correctly created if no organization was specified in the installer.
  • Beams couldn't be selected in a plan view.
  • Sometimes, section marks and views disappeared in plan views when showing other levels.
  • Hip roofs were created capped at the bottom.
  • Fixed an OpenGL bug when working with hidden display mode viewports/details.
  • Fixed a crash when copy-pasting.
  • Fixed a crash when changing document units.
  • Fixed a crash when opening documents from previous VisualARQ versions.
  • Fixed a crash when panning inside a detail

VisualARQ 1.7 (Jan-21, 2013)

Railing styles

New features:

  • New Railing object. (video)
  • Multi-threaded regeneration of VisualARQ geometry (Rhino 5 only).
  • Extrusion objects are used instead of breps when possible (Rhino 5 only).
  • Faster display of VisualARQ objects.
  • Identical columns and beams share the same instance definition.
  • Smaller and better IFC output files.
  • Doors and windows can be created from profile curves directly in the model. (video)

Changes:

  • Failed solid operations (boolean, trim, split, etc.) are done using two more tolerances (double and one tenth), as Rhino native commands.
  • Added support for Neon viewport.
  • Double clicking on an object opens the properties dialog.
  • IFC objects use the Rhino UUID as IFC ObjectId.
  • Text height can now be overridden using the attributes dialog of styles and style components.
  • Added "Apply" button to VisualARQ properties dialogs.
  • Rhinoceros 4.0 SR7 or Rhinoceros 5 SR0 is now required.
  • It is no longer necessary to enter an organization in the installer.
  • Door and window opening side control points had always 0 elevation.
  • CPlane origin X/Y and rotation is not modified when changing the active level.
  • Added volume property to space object.
  • Now it is possible to create spaces in a document with no levels.

Fixed bugs:

  • Control point constraints were not applied in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug when rotating more than one control point in a single change.
  • VisualARQ objects with a closed polyline profile had two repeated control points.
  • Render mesh color in objects with color by layer were not updated correctly when changing the layer color.
  • Doors and windows were exported twice in IFC files.
  • Wall is automatically updated when it is unextended.
  • In Print Preview, some objects were drawn using the current layer color.
  • Fixed a bug when exporting tables to Excel.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a layout detail change.
  • Fixed a crash when working on a document imported from a DWG file.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a style change operation.
  • Fixed a crash when opening documents from previous versions.
  • Fixed some memory leaks.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved in VisualARQ 1.7.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work with block objects.

VisualARQ 1.6.2 (Sep-7, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Dynamic Section was not working correctly in Rhino 5.0.
  • Fixed a bug when calculating joints between extended walls.
  • Mesh attributes by layer (color, layer and material) of VisualARQ objects were not correctly handled.
  • Slab grip points could be moved vertically, resulting in invalid slab geometry.
  • VisualARQ objects geometry is no longer recalculated when undoing a change.
  • VisualARQ objects meshes are recalculated when undoing a change.
  • Internal layer "VisualARQ Locked Objects" was not hidden from layer list in latest Rhino 5.0 Beta versions.
  • Fixed a bug when undoing a change on a VisualARQ object with empty geometry.
  • Fixed a bug that made all VisualARQ objects invisible in some versions of Rhino 5.0.
  • Fixed a crash in VisualARQ material editor when using Maxwell render.
  • Fixed a crash when importing, inserting or pasting documents with extrusion objects.

VisualARQ 1.6.1 (Jul-30, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Copy/Paste didn't work with VisualARQ objects.
  • Export and ExportSelected commands didn't work with VisualARQ objects.
  • Fixed a crash when working with documents with more than 8 levels.
  • Fixed a crash when running VisualARQ in Rhino 5.0 Beta 2012-07-25.

VisualARQ 1.6 (Jul-24, 2012)

New features:

  • Hatched section views. (video)
  • Real-time plan views in page layout details.
  • Customizable wall joints.
  • Wall components wrapping.
  • Tables with length, area and volume of VisualARQ objects. (video)

Changes:

  • Glass components can now be added to door leaves.
  • The installer now supports unattended installations.
  • vaSectionMarkStyles and vaSectionViewStyles commands added.
  • Toolbar buttons for vaDynamicSection and vaSectioViews commands added.
  • Slab and roof plan representations are clipped by objects that are in front.
  • Added type and function parameters to wall component.
  • Wall reinforcements are now replaced with wrappings.
  • Template styles are now localized.
  • Improved section view calculation.
  • Section views and plan views do not create repeated lines.
  • Added 2D plan preview in VisualARQ dialogs.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed plan representation of the union of two walls with a different width.
  • Improved plan representation of the union of two or more walls with several wall components.
  • Fixed plan representation of tangent walls.
  • Walls dissapeared when applying a Mirror transform.
  • Improved wall extension to surfaces and solids.
  • Space objects were shown in all level plans.
  • Improved room detection for space objects.
  • In plan views, snap points of projected objects were not detected.
  • Object with plan visibility "Above cut plane" were not drawn in some cases.
  • Muntins were not correctly generated on a window with a custom profile.
  • The scale icon number was not visible in some viewports.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting a table with more than 8 fields.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting a section view.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a change on an extrusion object.
  • Fixed a crash when working with Orca3D and VisualARQ simultaneously.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved in VisualARQ 1.6.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work in Rhino 5.0 Technical and Pen display modes.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work with block objects.

VisualARQ 1.5.4 (Apr-23, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Window sill didn't show in the preview in the window style manager.
  • Sliding leaves in window or door style were misplaced in styles with two or more leaves.
  • The installer failed when the name or company fields were blank.
  • Document became corrupted when duplicating a schedule table style.
  • Door and window command didn't detect the correct wall under the cursor.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a 3DM with erased groups in a Rhino instance without VisualARQ loaded.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing a grip movement in Rhino 5.0.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting a schedule table with 8 fields or more.

VisualARQ 1.5.3 (Feb-29, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a crash when running some VisualARQ commands with Rhino cursor tooltips enabled.
  • Fixed a crash when working on a document after doing a Cut/Copy and Paste operation.
  • Fixed a crash in Rhino 5.0 when running command Insert.

Changes:

  • Rhino 5.0 Beta (01/17/2012 or later) is now required.

VisualARQ 1.5.2 (Feb-24, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a crash in the vaWallSubtract command.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing Trim or Split commands.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document with layers with the same name but inside a different parent layer.
  • The installer didn't install the required Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 runtime libraries.
  • Sometimes all objects disappeared when enabling dynamic section.
  • Snap points of VisualARQ objects didn't work on plan views.
  • Sometimes blocks weren't selectable in the hidden display mode.
  • Sometimes "VisualARQ Locked Objects" and "By Parent" special layers were shown in the interface.
  • Rhino was very slow opening VisualARQ 1.4 document containing section marks with several jog points.

VisualARQ 1.5.1 (Feb-15, 2012)

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a crash when using dynamic section with disjoint polysurfaces.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a DWG with empty dimension style names.
  • The new installer failed at giving 15 additional days in computers where previous versions of VisualARQ had been installed.
  • Some VisualARQ objects disappeared when changing display mode in a plan viewport.
  • Dynamic section didn't work with Hidden display mode.
  • Section lines in VisualARQ objects were invisible in wireframe display mode.

VisualARQ 1.5 (Feb-9, 2012)

New features:

  • Rhinoceros 5.0 (32 and 64-bit) support.
  • Real-time plan views.
  • New display mode 'Hidden'.
  • Control points in slabs.
  • Improved object and style editor dialog.
  • Walls can be extended to roofs and slabs.

Changes:

  • vaWallsFromCurves command has been replaced by vaWall command option FromCurves.
  • Installer remembers license user name, organization and product key.
  • vaSectionView command picks existing selected section mark.
  • It is now possible to change the order of style sub-components, like wall layers or door leaves.
  • When changing the style of a door/window, if the new style has the same profile, the sizes are kept.
  • Walls can be extended when the surface only covers its footprint partially.

Fixed bugs:

  • The property list was empty when the property for a table field was selected.
  • It was impossible to change the object type for a table style.
  • It was impossible to add new fields to an existing table style.
  • vaDoor and vaWindow commands didn't remember last entered values.
  • When changing document units, slabs and door/windows using a block definition were wrongly scaled.
  • Sometimes a roof disappeared when changing its type from hip to gable.
  • Square edge cut didn't work in gable roofs.
  • Gable roof slopes had different thickness if they had different slope angles.
  • It was impossible to remove top cutting height in a gable roof.
  • Sometimes a hip roof didn't cover all selected boundary curves.
  • Hip roofs were cut at a certain height when adding a hole.
  • It was impossible to specify the slope angle in a shed roof.
  • In commands vaDoor and vaWindow, the "Other..." option didn't work.
  • Automatic dimensions for some walls were too large.
  • If a wall was completely occluded by door/windows or columns, it was generated without any hole.
  • Slabs were drawn in plan views where they don't belong.
  • In French, vaRoof command options Hip and Gable were swapped.
  • Section hatches of VisualARQ object in plan views didn't hide when turning off the object layer.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a section view.
  • Sometimes dialogs disappeared when using more than one monitor.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved with VisualARQ 1.5.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work in Technical and Pen Rhino 5.0 display modes.
  • Dynamic section doesn't work with block objects.

VisualARQ 1.4 (Jul-25, 2011)

New features:

  • Automatic gable and hip roofs. (video)
  • New window types: awning, hopper and hung.
  • Added door/window leaf glass muntins.
  • Automatic dimensioning in vaCreatePlanView command.
  • New jog sections.
  • Real time sections in display and render. (video)
  • Table export to Excel and CSV.
  • Added vaSelSameStyle and vaSelSameType commands.

Changes:

  • A door/window leaf now can be fixed.
  • Doors/windows/openings aren’t mixed anymore in the properties panel.
  • Removed aperture properties in openings.
  • Door aperture is now 50% by default in both plan and model representations.
  • Door/window leaf frame is now editable.
  • Hidden Line Removal engine (section and plan views) is now faster, more stable and generates a better output.
  • VisualARQ objects are drawn much faster (2x-3x improvement).
  • Unreferenced instance definitions (only those created by VisualARQ commands) are deleted after opening a document.
  • Added “DashDot” linetype to VisualARQ templates.
  • Linetype scale is now 100.0 in VisualARQ templates.
  • Removed stop in all door and windows styles in VisualARQ templates.
  • Added new windows styles in VisualARQ templates.
  • Improved plan and elevation representation of doors and windows.
  • Added beam plan representation.
  • “vaWallFromCurves” command now explodes recursively the input curves.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed some errors in the table style creation wizard.
  • Door and window command dialogs now remember last entered profile size parameters.
  • “vaWallExtendToSrf” command has been renamed to vaWallExtend.
  • “vaWallExtend”: walls can also be extended to closed polysurfaces.
  • “vaWallExtend”: Unextend option didn’t work.
  • Fixed alignment of sliding doors and windows.
  • Fixed a bug that made some walls disappear when inserting a door.
  • Fixed a bug that made stair width non editable.
  • Fixed a crash when exploding a windows creating from a block.
  • Fixed some stair representation in plan and 3D.
  • Fixed a bug that made that when reversing a wall path, some representation polysurfaces may be have reversed face normals.
  • “vaCreatePlanView” command now keeps print color in projected curves.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a document with VisualARQ objects and hatches.
  • Fixed a crash when exploding all VisualARQ objects.
  • Fixed a bug when changing the opening side of a door or window created from a block.
  • Fixed a bug in vaCreatePlanView when projecting nested instance definitions.
  • Fixed a bug when representing two intersecting linear walls with an angle very close to 90º.
  • Fixed a crash when adding a closed polysurface to a wall.
  • Fixed a bug in the hatch scale used in plan representation.
  • Fixed a plan display bug that hid some door and window parts when hidding some layers.
  • Fixed a 3D display bug that used a wrong color in meshes.
  • Fixed some strange wall intersection, specially on nearly parallel walls.
  • Fixed a random crash when calculating section or plan views.
  • Fixed a bug in the properties panel that prevented to edit some properties when there were multiple objects selected.
  • Fixed other minor bugs, crashes and memory leaks.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document that had a layer with a wrong parent layer uuid.
  • Made an internal change in VisualARQ custom views (used in dialog previews) to prevent crashes in conduits of other plug-ins that may not support custom views.
  • Arcs and circles where not projected and sectioned in section and plan views.
  • Properties control didn’t steal keyboard focus when selecting VisualARQ objects.
  • Section views didn’t take into account object visibility when using the “All” keyword.
  • Doors were moved down twice the tolerance to fix a coplanar face boolean bug. Now, lower border is offset instead of moving the whole door.
  • Fixed a bug related to steps in stair landings.
  • Rhino 5.0 doesn’t complain anymore about VisualARQ plug-in at start.
  • Fixed a bug in representation of stairs with an elevation different than 0.0.
  • Fixed all known GDI resource leaks.
  • Fixed “Close” keyword in command “vaWall”.
  • Fixed a bug that selected an incorrect object or showed the selection dialog in shaded viewports.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to edit VisualARQ control points using Rhino commands like Move or Rotate.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP (32 and 64-bit) is not yet supported.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved with VisualARQ 1.4.

VisualARQ 1.3 (Mar-30, 2011)

New features:

  • Added stair slab.
  • Added stair alignment in the properties panel.
  • New multicore Hidden Line Removal engine.
  • vaSection supports curves.
  • vaCreatePlanView now shows projected objects on lower levels.
  • New properties panel design.
  • Properties panel can be scrolled using the mouse wheel.
  • Categories and properties in the properties panel are now collapsible.
  • Added IFC support for non-unicode character sets (ISO 8859-15).

 

Changes:

  • vaSection regards the visibility state of objects and layers.
  • vaSection keeps display attributes (color, layer, linetype, etc) on output curves.
  • vaCreatePlanView asks the user for a selection.
  • VisualARQ now shows angles in degrees and with one decimal precision, just like Rhino.
  • vaSection hides tangent lines between different walls.
  • An information message is shown when trying to hide or lock the active level.
  • Window leaf glass component is drawn in a new "Glass" layer.
  • Added a hyperlink to the help file in the Welcome dialog.
  • Columns now can be rotated with the native Rotate command.
  • Added vaWallSetCustomSolid to the VisualARQ toolbar and main menu.
  • Update help file with new commands and features.
  • Doors/windows: Separated aperture property into two different apertures for plan and model views.
  • Doors are now closed in model by default.
  • Window plan representation has been improved.
  • Spiral stairs are now limited to 360º of turning angle.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed stair representation in many cases.
  • vaSection: fixed a bug when sectioning closed solid polysurfaces.
  • Object bounding boxes are recalculated after changing layer visibility.
  • Fixed a bug that may allow user to select objects clicking on invisible parts in a hidden layer.
  • Fixed representation of stair sections of type landing (with no steps)
  • Fixed spiral stair representation.
  • Fixed many of small bugs related to stairs.
  • Fixed plan representation of interior wall components when the maximum extension was smaller than the wall width.
  • Fixed wrong display of imperial units in some controls.
  • Fixed a crash when updating a linked external file.
  • Fixed a bug that makes it impossible to use an offset curve as a wall path.
  • Fixed a crash when undoing some polysurface commands.
  • Fixed a crash in the vaWallSetCustomSolid command.
  • vaWallSelect: command option "All" didn't work.
  • vaWallExtendToSrf: command option "Unextend" didn't work.
  • Fixed a hang when zooming too much in a viewport with the scale icon enabled.
  • Fixed a bug in the auto-update feature.
  • Sometimes stair meshes where not updated after an undo.
  • Fixed stair landing contour types.
  • Fixed a bug that made the ruler button invisible inside distance edit boxes.
  • Spiral stair: interior radius changed to radius, and it now regards alignment.
  • Fixed a bug in the properties panel that prevented its resizing to fit the properties window.
  • Other minor bugs have been fixed.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP (32 and 64-bit) is not yet supported.
  • Previous VisualARQ versions cannot open files saved with VisualARQ 1.3.

VisualARQ 1.2 (Jan-17, 2011)

New features:

  • Beam object
  • Context help
  • IFC 2x3 export
  • Plan visibility can be specified per object depending on its position on the level.

Fixed bugs:

  • Opening alignment offset didn't work in 3D display.
  • Fixed a bug that corrupted some door/window/column styles when using vaStylesImport command.
  • Fixed a crash in vaCreatePlanView command.
  • In VisualARQ object properties dialog, changes in edit boxes weren't applied when selecting a different object in the tree.
  • Fixed wrong display of stairs under elevation 0.
  • vaWallSplit: Doors and windows keep their position.
  • Some closed contour curves couldn't be added/subtracted to slabs or roofs.
  • Fixed a bug in plan display of walls with a NURB path.
  • Slabs were drawn in all plan views.
  • Fixed a bug when creating a wall from a solid.
  • Fixed a wrong level display in documents in English (imperial) unit system.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

Changes:

  • Wall layer is now black in template files.
  • Removed all door styles narrower than 70cm/2' from template files.
  • Rhino polysurfaces are now included in section views.
  • Double-click on a level doesn't change active view to plan mode.
  • vaSetView: Added command options to support buildings.
  • Glass component is automatically added to windows leaves created with the window style wizard.
  • Added vaWallSplit and vaOpeningArray command to VisualARQ main menu.
  • If an object generates a bad object, it is not added to Rhino document.
  • File format had been changed. VisualARQ 1.0/1.1 files will be automatically upgraded when opened.

Know bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP (32 and 64 bits) is not yet supported.
  • VisualARQ 1.0/1.1 cannot open files saved with VisualARQ 1.2.

VisualARQ 1.1 (Nov-9, 2010)

New features:

  • New dockable level manager dialog. It replaces the old floor manager:
    • Levels can be grouped into buildings.
    • Level visibililty/lock status per view (only works in plan views).
    • Fast access to set CPlane at level elevation.
    • Editable elevation and cut plane values.
  • Added wall alignment offset.
  • Added door/window alignment offset.
  • Added door/window vertical alignment

Fixed bugs:

  • Tangent snap point didn't work with walls.
  • Fixed a random crash when creating new window styles.
  • Fixed a bug when performing boolean operations between objects.
  • Fixed a bug when mirroring a stair.
  • Fixed wrong level display in documents in feet units.
  • vaDoor command didn't ask for an open side.
  • vaOpeningArray was using a wrong vertical offset value.
  • Other minor bugs or crashes have been fixed.

Changes:

  • The installer registers an icon for VisualARQ Styles Library (.val) files.
  • The installer is now signed.
  • vaWallFromCurves command filters continuous closed curves instead of failing.
  • vaSection: Added keyword All to create a section of all objects instead of just the selection.
  • vaSlab: The specified elevation will be at the top of the slab instead of the bottom.
  • Added toolbar icons for commands vaCreatePlanView, vaOpeningArray and vaWallSplit.
  • Glass component is automatically added to new window leaves.
  • Stair step lines are drawn in plan views while creating or editing a stair.
  • Selected objects in VisualARQ dialog previews are now highlighted with the selection color specified in Rhino color options (yellow by default).
  • An error message is shown when creating a new style using a name already in use.
  • Multiple wall components or door/window leaves are labeled with an index.
  • File format had been changed. VisualARQ 1.0 files will be automatically upgraded when opened.

Know bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP (32 and 64 bits) is not yet supported.
  • VisualARQ 1.0 cannot open files saved with VisualARQ 1.1.

VisualARQ 1.0 SR2 (Sep-28, 2010)

Fixed bugs:

  • Alignment didn't work in doors/windows defined by blocks.
  • Opening reference text wasn't correctly centered.
  • Space objects were visible in all floor plan views.
  • Stairs with an elevation different than 0 were drawn incorrectly in the plan view.
  • Improved stair steps calculation.
  • When scaling a stair, width wasn't correctly scaled.
  • In the "Steps" dialog of a stair style, changes were not correctly applied.
  • Some dialogs didn't apply changes when pressing the ENTER key.
  • All reported crash bugs have been fixed.
  • Other minor bugs.

New features:

  • vaStairClearanceContour: Calculates the profile to subtract on a slab to maintain a minimum clearance height.
  • vaSlabSubtractStairClearance: Creates the required hole in a slab to maintain a minimum clearance height.

Changes:

  • Block objects can be included in a section.
  • Added stair slope rule check using the formula: 2 risers + 1 tread.
  • Added stair properties to the integrated properties window.
  • vaWallExtendToSrf: Now walls can also be extended to solid polysurfaces.
  • Rhinoceros 4.0 SR7 or greater is now required.

Know bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects are ignored when they are inside a block.
  • Rhinoceros 5.0 WIP is not yet supported.