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VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate

VisualARQ 2 Beta


VisualARQ 2.2.0 (June-13, 2018)

New features

  • Added the vaSplit command.
  • Added the vaFillet command
  • Grasshopper components:
    • Added new Update Property component that allows changing a property from a referenced document object.
  • Grasshopper styles:
    • Element and Furniture objects can be now rotated in 3D.
    • Objects share their block geometry when they are equal, improving speed, memory consumption and file size.
  • Added “All styles” option in vaStylesExport and vaStylesImport commands.

Changes

  • Toolbar:
    • Added new Edit toolbar, that stores the following commands: vaAddSolids, vaSubtractSolids, vaExtractSolids, vaFlip (moved from the Tools toolbar), and vaSplit and vaFillet.
    • Added toolbar icon for command vaSlabSubtractStairClerance.
    • Added new toolbars for the Railing, the Curtain wall and the Stair objects.
  • Section attributes and parameters are no longer lost when creating or exploding blocks
  • Grasshopper components:
    • IsKindOf now supports VisualARQ objects.
    • Improved speed (+4x) when baking large amount (+1000) of beams.
  • vaSlab command now doesn’t accept self-intersecting curves.
  • vaCurtainWall command now doesn’t stop after the FromCurves option.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper components:
    • “type” property didn’t work in Get Property component.
  • Stairs:
    • Some stairs were extended at the top in plan viewports.
    • It was not possible to change properties when inserting a spiral stair.
    • Fixed a bug when generating a balanced stair.
    • Stair slab had sometimes a variable thickness from the start to the end flight.
    • vaStairClearanceContour didn’t work as expected.
    • It was not possible to change tread and riser values in the stair style wizard.
  • Roofs:
    • Fixed vaRoof command when creating shed and gable roofs.
    • Hip roofs created from curves were showing a wrong slope count.
  • Texts weren’t shown when inserting annotations.
  • Blocks were not selectable in the last step of the New style Wizard when creating a door, window or column style.
  • Gumball was shown at (0, 0, 0) for VisualARQ annotations.
  • Fixed a crash when saving a Named View in Rhino 6.
  • Fixed a crash when deleting all grip points from a slab subtracted contour.
  • Fixed a hang when copying and pasting a document with spaces.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Some texts may be shown misplaced (wrong vertical alignment) when running VisualARQ under Rhino 6.5. This is due a bug in Rhino 6.5. Downgrading to Rhino 6.4 or upgrading to Rhino 6.6 (currently in RC stage) is recommended to avoid this issue.
  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.
  • VisualARQ objects may be shown in Wireframe mode on display modes with shadows enabled just after opening the model. (Running the vaUpdate command on the affected geometry fixes temporary this dispay error.).
  • Texts in VisualARQ annotation objects (spaces, tags, sections, plan views and tables) may use a wrong text height if dimension style model scale is not 1.0.
  • The Plan visibility property is not working properly when objects are located above or below the cut plane.
  • This release is compatible with Lands Beta VI, previous versions are not supported.

VisualARQ 2.1.3 (May-29, 2018)

Changes

  • Section View style hatch attributes now override per-object section attributes, like it used to work in VisualARQ 1.
  • Removed (x64) platform string from the Rhino 6 installer.
  • Updated Code Signing certificate.

Fixed bugs:

  • Sections:
    • Section curves of VisualARQ objects were not shown in real-time viewport sections.
    • Some meshes were not shown in section views.
    • Some object were not shown in section or plan views when updating several views at the same time on a multi-core computer.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Fixed a bug in the Deconstruct Roof component when getting the boundary curve of some roofs.
    • Fixed a bug in the Deconstruct Slab Options component when getting the thickness of a slab.
  • Fixed a bug that made the properties panel do not show new parameters after unselecting and re-selecting the same object.
  • Fixed a bug that made the update of a section or plan view very slow.
  • Fixed a bug that updated all VisualARQ geometry when opening a file with VisualARQ objects when VisualARQ was not loaded yet.
  • Fixed a bug when exploding an embedded block with VisualARQ objects.
  • Fixed a crash when updating multiple columns and the Column properties panel was active.
  • Fixed a crash when copying to clipboard a block instance.
  • Fixed a crash when picking objects in a viewport in Hidden display mode.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a 3DM file with meshes
  • ixed a crash when using the 3View command.
  • Fixed a crash when setting a named view to a viewport.
  • Fixed a bug that made VisualARQ objects inside blocks not be visible in Rhino 6.
  • Fixed a bug when computing the intersections between walls inside a block.
  • Fixed a bug when inserting a model in an elevation different than 0.
  • Fixed a bug that made very slow opening a file with many annotations.
  • Fixed a bug that made very slow opening a file with very dense hatches.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.
  • VisualARQ objects may be shown in Wireframe mode on display modes with shadows enabled just after opening the model. (Running the vaUpdate command on the affected geometry fixes temporary this dispay error.).
  • Texts in VisualARQ annotation objects (spaces, tags, sections, plan views and tables) may use a wrong text height if dimension style model scale is not 1.0.

VisualARQ 2.1.2 (May-9, 2018)

Changes

  • Added support for Unicode® characters when exporting a table to CSV.
  • Added support for double precision meshes in Hidden, Conceptual and Realistic display modes.
  • Added support for double precision meshes in real-time section viewports
  • Referenced symbols (hatch patterns, layers, linetypes, blocks and dimension styles) by VisualARQ objects are no longer deleted when running the command Purge

Fixed bugs:

  • Real-time Section Viewports:
    • Fixed a bug that hide caps and section lines of all sectioned objects.
    • Fixed a bug that hide caps of block instances.
    • Fixed a bug that made block instances ignore the “Clipping” section attribute.
    • Fixed a bug when computing a section view that produced very large vertical lines.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Fixed a bug that made the preview of roofs not visible.
  • IFC:
    • Some spaces were not imported or exported.
    • Objects were mirrored by the XY plane when importing some IFC models in Rhino 6.
  • Fixed a bug that recovered previously deleted objects when importing or inserting a 3DM.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a VisualARQ document in Rhino 6.
  • Fixed a crash when copying an object.
  • VisualARQ toolbar was hidden the first time Rhino was executed after installing VisualARQ.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.1.1 (May-2, 2018)

Changes

  • Changed “VisualARQ 2.0” to “VisualARQ 2” when adding a VisualARQ license to a Zoo Server.
  • Removed “(x86)” platform string from the VisualARQ Zoo PlugIn installer.
  • Changed vaFlip toolbar icon.

Fixed bugs:

  • Network license mode was not working in Rhino 6.
  • Fixed a bug that made some Grasshopper add-on fail to register some components and show a big error list.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a non-3DM document.
  • Fixed a bug that made VisualARQ think the document was using a wrong unit system or tolerance.
  • Annotation style object now uses the current dimension style when no dimension style (By parent) is specified.
  • Section arrows were too small in documents in milimeters.
  • Texts with unicode characters were not exported correctly to CSV.
  • Fixed a bug that made invisible all curve objects in a model with a level or section enabled.
  • Fixed a crash when working in detail views.
  • Fixed a display bug in rendered display modes when a Rhino clipping plane was enabled.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.

VisualARQ 2.1.0 (April-19, 2018)

New features

  • Support on Rhino 6
  • Help available in Japanese.
  • The Import button to select blocks for the Furniture and Element object styles accept now any file format supported by Rhino.
  • New vaFlip command to reverse the direction of walls, curtain walls, doors and windows.
  • New Components for Grasshopper:
    • Added "IFC Type" and "IFC Tag" to assign ifc properties to geometry from Grasshopper.
    • Added "New Parameter"
    • Added "Get object Properties"
  • Curtain walls are detected as spatial elements when inserting spaces.

Changes

  • Czech strings and UI have been temporarily removed.
  • Space label control point is placed in the center of the label.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • The "Hatch Create" and the "Text Create" Grasshopper components have changed.
    • Added "Height" input to the Space Options component.
    • "Shape curve" input names have been changed by "Path curve"
  • Zoo: a VisualARQ license could be added without validating it.

Fixed bugs:

  • A specific hatch pattern was not shown properly in sections.
  • Shed roofs were changing the slope when they were moved vertically.
  • Roof with an object subtracted didn't show the control points of that object.
  • Moving control points of hip roofs was causing errors in some cases.
  • Adding a boundary to a roof was not working in some cases.
  • Scale factor for Furniture and Element objects was shown in distances.
  • Control points on Hip roofs didn't work properly.
  • A second slab was being created after creating a slab from a curve.
  • Fixed a bug when importing a window style created from a Grasshopper definition.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • When Grasshopper was launched before VisualARQ was loaded, some error messages were appearing reporting missing components.
    • Some Object Create components were shown red incorrectly when some information was missing.
    • Wrong computation of a wall area.
    • Error when creating a spiral stair from Grasshopper.
    • Error when generating a slab from a Rectangle component.
    • Fixed a bug that was making columns be baked in a wrong position.
    • Set Property component was not working with certain texts.
  • Columns from IFC files generated in Tekla were not imported with the right size.
  • Fixed a crash when opening an IFC file.
  • Fixed a bug when printing walls in vector output.
  • Section Hatch color was not printed correctly.
  • Fixed a bug when printing the section hatch of solids with holes.
  • Fixed a bug related to the the alignment of the cell component of curtain walls.
  • Some curtain wall muntis dissappeared when inserting doors.
  • Fixed a bug when using a curtain wall as infill of another curtain wall.
  • Fixed a bug when mirroring a wall.
  • A surface could not be selected to list it in a table.
  • Plan reference views of other levels were hidden by solids of the current level.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.
  • Network license mode doesn't work well in Rhino 6.



VisualARQ 2.0.18 (February-14, 2018)

Changes

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Now it is possible to assign multiple custom parameters or properties at once.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Fixed a bug when assigning custom parameters to Rhino objects.
    • Fixed a bug when creting a spiral stair in documents in imperial units.
    • Spiral stairs can be now created from NURBS arcs.
  • Walls area was not correctly calculated in documents in millimeters..
  • Fixed a bug that didn't let select a tag on a column object.
  • It was not possible to assign certain colors as line print color.
  • Some Hatch objects were not generated in plan views.
  • Layers from inserted models were duplicated if there were existing layers with the same name.
  • IFC: fixed a bug that didn't solve properly a wall intersection from an imported IFC file.
  • Fixed a crash after running the Group command

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.

VisualARQ 2.0.17 (December-31, 2017)

Changes:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Now it is possible to assign multiple custom parameters or properties at once.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • When baking a Rhino native object with a parameter assigned, the parameter was created but the value wasn’t assigned to the baked object.
    • Fixed a bug when baking an object with subtracted solids.
  • vaPurge command didn’t remove all VisualARQ data from the document.
  • Some space properties were not exported to IFC.
  • Fixed a bug that broke object snap after pasting a document with VisualARQ information.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented setting a slope angle bigger than 33º on gable roofs if the document was in millimeter units.
  • Fixed a typo in the Czech translation
  • Fixed a crash when saving a document.
  • Fixed a crash when selecting a text object in a layout.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a file from VisualARQ 1.x with two walls extended mutually.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.0.16 (December-07, 2017)

New features:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Added Voids parameter in the Custom Profile component to create profiles with holes.
    • Added Horizontal Alignment parameter in the Deconstruct Door/Window components.
    • Added Height parameter in the Space Options components.

Changes:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Parameters could be set using the display name, including spaces or non-alphanumeric characters.
  • Improved speed when computing and drawing very dense hatches.

Fixed bugs:

  • License:
    • Validation (online and offline) failed when trying to validate using the same wizard that shows the “VisualARQ has expired” message.
    • Invalid local licenses entered in Rhino Zoo Client were accepted in network mode.
    • Zoo Plug-in now checks if the license is a valid VisualARQ 2 license before trying to validate it.
  • IFC:
    • Imported profile names were not changed unless they were anonymous.
    • Fixed a crash when importing IFC files.
  • Hidden Vector Output:
    • Incorrect line width was used when printing.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Document object was modified when baking a transformed referenced object.
  • Plan views: removed overlapping curves of objects intersected by the level cut plane.
  • Some edges of a gable roof didn’t use the right edge cut when the roof control points were modified.
  • Doors and windows were misplaced after rotating the model.
  • Selecting a plug-in material using the “Other…” option in the style editor didn’t work and “By Parent” was always automatically selected.
  • Section curves of geometry inside blocks with a non-identity transformation were shown at a wrong position in plan viewports.
  • Objects were not grouped when the “Quantity” field wasn’t at the first position in the table.
  • Annotation objects with the “Clipping” section attribute set to false might be hidden by coplanar geometry like slabs.
  • Hatches in spaces with an elevation different than 0 were drawn in a reversed elevation.
  • Fixed a crash when working in a Layout.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to create a new group with geometry that had been undone.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.0.15 (November-15, 2017)

Fixed bugs:

  • Roofs:
    • Holes from subtracted shapes were capped by a surface.
    • Gable roofs were incorrectly imported from VisualARQ 1 models.
    • Walls were not correctly extended to roofs.
    • vaRoofExplode command didn’t explode roofs created from surfaces.
  • Some objects were not shown on Plan Views.
  • Some objects were not shown when printing non-active layouts.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some random crashes.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.0.14 (November-07, 2017)

Changes:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Baking multiple VisualARQ objects is now much faster.
  • Grasshopper styles:
    • Added Position, Rotation and Scale properties to annotation object.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Fixed a crash when running a Python script when VisualARQ Components were loaded.
  • Grasshopper styles:
    • 2D and 3D representation were merged on plan views when objects were inside blocks.
    • 2D representation was visible on all level plan views.
  • Hidden Vector Output:
    • Objects inside scaled blocks were not correctly hidden.
  • Section hatches on Rhino native objects were not visible on raster-mode print in some cases.
  • There was a bad object in the "Palm tree" Element style, in VisualARQ 2 templates.
  • The vaWallSplit command changed the alignment of contained doors and windows.
  • Snap points on VisualARQ objects inside blocks didn’t work.
  • Walls extended to composite roofs didn’t take into account the roof insertion matrix.
  • The vaSpace command sometimes failed to create new space objects from points on perspective views.
  • Fixed a crash when modifying the size of a custom profile with interior holes.
  • Fixed a crash in the vaStair command when closing the “Stair” panel before the command was ended.
  • Zoo Plugin: the build version shown on the setup was not correct.
  • Online Validation failed when VisualARQ was running in German language.
  • 30-day evaluation was ended if license mode was changed. Now it is possible to return to evaluation mode.
  • Help link on “License modes” page on the license wizard now links to the translated page.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.0.13 (October-20, 2017)

Changes:

  • License is no longer attached to the Windows Product Id, to avoid requiring to repair VisualARQ after a major Windows update.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Baked VisualARQ objects now have the proper selected layer.
    • In some cases, the Grasshopper add-on was not loaded if Grasshopper was loaded before VisualARQ.
  • Grasshopper styles:
    • Objects defined by a Grasshopper style were not correctly generated on documents using cm or mm as units, due to tolerance errors.
    • Fixed a crash when an exception occurred while a definition was being evaluated.
    • Parameter value for a Grasshopper slider with an expression is now correctly obtained.
  • Added support for latest versions of Zoo Server 6.
  • Area of walls was not correctly computed.
  • Stair control points didn’t work in some cases.
  • VisualARQ objects weren’t shown when printing multiple layouts.
  • Removed “Elevation” property from the “vaWall” command, since it was ignored while inserting a wall.
  • The Step page in the new stair style wizard was empty.
  • Fixed a crash when computing a Section or a Plan view.
  • Fixed a crash when pressing the “Cancel” button on a Style editor dialog.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document modified outside VisualARQ, where a layer with a name was moved inside another layer, and a new root layer with the same name was also created.
  • Fixed a crash when closing a document after a page layout was deleted.
  • Fixed a crash when selecting multiple slabs with the Slab Properties panel visible.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2.0.12 (September-29, 2017)

Fixed bugs:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Fixed a bug when trying to validate VisualARQ 2 licenses offline with the Zoo.
  • The checkbox to Do not show the welcome window again was not working.
  • Fixed a crash when opening an IFC file.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.



VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate 4 (September-22, 2017)

Changes:

  • Templates now include many new styles.
  • Templates now include some document parameters.
  • Templates now use Realistic and Conceptual display modes.
  • Translation almost finished in Spanish, French and German.
  • Command "vaWallSetPath" now deletes the curve.
  • Renamed tab "Parameter" to "Source" in the table style editor.
  • Templates are installed in a "VisualARQ 2" folder.
  • VisualARQ Grasshopper Components now display the error description instead of an error number.
  • New objects uses rounded distances when the document is using feet or inches units.
  • Conceptual display mode shows darker line color.
  • Grasshopper Component "Block Explode" has been renamed to "Block Decompose".
  • Grasshopper Components "Get Property" and "Set Property" now accept Point and Vector values.

Fixed bugs:

  • Print color was not used on VisualARQ objects when printing in vector output.
  • Some hidden cells were added in the tree inside the curtain wall style editor.
  • Some mesh edges were not drawn in hidden display mode.
  • Custom parameters with a "By style" value selected were not correctly copied.
  • Objects and styles from Grasshopper are now scaled.
  • Non-solid section hatches were not shown on the style editor.
  • Fixed display of section hatch on VisualARQ objects inside rotated or scaled blocks.
  • Fixed a bug that may hang Rhino when computing hatch too dense.
  • Fixed a bug when doing multiple bakes of a door in Grasshopper.
  • Fixed a bug in IFC when importing windows with frame.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a file generated from an import.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a space from a curve.
  • Fixed a crash when loading VisualARQ if Grasshopper was already loaded and a definition was opened in the canvas.
  • Fixed a crash when creating a style from a Grasshopper definition that contains parameters with non-latin characters.
  • Fixed a crash when creating an annotation style from a Grasshopper definition.
  • Fixed a crash when updating a linked block.
  • Fixed a crash when copying a window using a Grasshopper style.
  • Fixed a crash when canceling a block import using the Element style editor.
  • Fixed many translation bugs.
  • Fixed memory leaks.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Some Grasshopper style may fail on documents using cm/mm units.



VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate 3 (September-05, 2017)

Changes:

  • Improved speed of plan and section views when mesh objects are used in the model.
  • All custom parameters are exported to IFC.
  • Updated translations.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a crash when updating multiple plan or sections views.
  • Fixed a crash when exporting selected objects to IFC.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a file with linked files.
  • Fixed a crash when editing the parameters of a Grasshopper style.
  • Fixed a crash after selecting 2 or more gable roofs.
  • Curve profile from a door Grasshopper style was shown after opening a document.
  • Hidden spatial objects were ignored.
  • Curve icon of the wall's "Path Curve" property didn't work.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.



VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate 2 (August-03, 2017)

New features:

  • Text style can be specified in Grasshopper Components.
  • Added support for degree angle input params in Grasshopper Components.
  • Added boundary curves output in the Hatch Explode component.
  • Added support for shadows on viewport with a jogged section enabled.

Changes:

  • Improved viewport speed when a section was enabled.
  • Added support for referenced objects when baking multiple objects.
  • Improved output of thin objects in Hidden Vector Output printing.

Fixed bugs:

  • Lines between connected walls were sometimes visible.
  • "vaRoofStyle" command was not executed when right-clicking on the Roof toolbar icon.
  • Some texts in the properties control were not translated.
  • Fixed a display when when a block instance were cut but an active section.
  • When running the option "FromCurves" of "vaWall" command, a new wall was automatically started.
  • A closed circular wall were created when using an arc as path curve.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.



VisualARQ 2 Release Candidate 1 (July-13, 2017)

New features:

  • Added a new ‘Realistic’ display mode.

Changes:

  • Light settings adjusted for the Conceptual display mode.

Fixed bugs:

  • Jogged sections are now displayed correctly in Page Layout details.
  • V-Ray materials can be now selected from VisualARQ styles dialog.
  • Profile components for Opening "Grasshopper styles" were not correctly centered.
  • Layers "VisualARQ locked floors" and "By Object" do not appear anymore in Layer manager.

Known errors and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.

VisualARQ 2 Beta 6 (July-6, 2017)

New features:

  • Grasshopper definitions used for VisualARQ object styles are embedded in the Rhino .3dm file.
  • Added a new ‘Conceptual’ Display mode.
  • VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions can have a different representation for Plan and Model view.
  • Added new components to create, reference and explode Texts in Grasshopper.
  • Added new components to create, reference and explode Hatches in Grasshopper.
  • Texts and hatches can be integrated in VisualARQ styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • Document parameters can be assigned to VisualARQ object styles.

Changes:

  • Localisation has been updated to the new features.
  • License needs to be validated.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed some representation errors when printing the section attributes of objects in vector output.
  • Section attributes assigned to Styles from Grasshopper definitions would not show correctly.
  • Files with blocks would take a long time to load.
  • Doors made with Styles from Grasshopper definitions would cause several problems.
  • IFC Files can now be inserted individually.
  • Pre-selection works for VisualARQ object Params in Grasshopper.
  • Section attributes on doors and windows were not shown correctly depending on their opening side.
  • Beam cuts were not kept when mirroring beams.
  • VisualARQ object selection commands do not select locked objects anymore.
  • Materials assigned by style to VisualARQ objects with texture mappings were not displayed correctly in Rendered display mode.

Known errors and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Jogged sections don't work properly in Page Layouts

VisualARQ 2 Beta 5 (May-29, 2017)

New features:

  • Dynamic sections from jogged section lines work with blocks.
  • Custom Parameters can be crated by object and by style.
  • IFC files can be exported as zip files, reducing a 90% the file size.
  • Added an option to show the Space object pattern below the label.
  • Element objects can be tagged and exported as any IFC category.
  • Styles dialog are not modal anymore. You can zoom, orbit and change viewports while having a styles dialog open.
  • Option to decide whether an object is clipped or not when the model is sectioned.

Changes:

  • VisualARQ objects are shown correctly when they are inside embed and linked files.
  • Annotation objects can be placed at any elevation.
  • Jogged sections work properly in dynamic sections, and in section views.
  • Flamingo nxt and Thea Render materials can be now assigned to VisualARQ objects from the styles dialog.
  • The vaDynamicSection command has been removed. The dynamic section can be activated only from the Section manager.
  • The stair object uses the new dockable insert dialog.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed some representation errors when printing VisualARQ objects in vector output.
  • Fixed a bug that was making the space command work very slowly.
  • Fixed a display bug when a Level Cut plane and a Dynamic section were activated at the same time.
  • Fixed a bug when showing stairs in plan views.
  • The "Set Property" Component didn't work with Element styles in Grasshopper.
  • Fixed a bug when doing a mirror of beams that weren't aligned by their center position.
  • Fixed a bug when opening a file that was modified with a Rhino that didn't have VisualARQ.
  • Fixed a crash when moving a section line whose dynamic section was enabled.
  • Openings 2D representation was dissappearing when editing the control points of Layout Details.

Known errors and limitations:

  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Grasshopper files are not embedded in .3dm files, if models contain styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • Localisation hasn't been updated to the new features yet.

VisualARQ 2 Beta 4 (April-27, 2017)

New features:

  • Help updated with VisualARQ 2 features.
  • Element, furniture and annotation Grasshopper styles can have an "insert point" linked property.
  • Insert commands remember parameter values on a document basis.
  • The Grasshopper Component "Parameter Param" references document parameters inside a Grasshopper definition.
  • The Grasshopper Components "Roof Create" and "Slab Create" can create roofs and slabs from surfaces.
  • IFC type can be specified for each element.
  • Added support for exporting to ifcZIP file format.

Changes:

  • Toolbar file is no longer shared between VisualARQ 1.x and VisualARQ 2.x.
  • IFC import ignores empty properties.
  • The Grasshopper Component "Get Property" also works in document parameters.
  • The Grasshopper Component "Get Property" doesn't report an error when the property has no value.
  • Improved speed when computing solids modifiers.
  • Solid modifiers are applied in the right order.
  • Improved "hidden" mode views printed in vector output.

Fixed bugs:

  • Openings take into account solids added to walls.
  • Fixed a bug when importing text strings on an IFC file using ISO 8859 extended characters.
  • Fixed "Text Decompose" Grasshopper Component icon.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a 3DM document that had been modified in a Rhino instance without VisualARQ.
  • Fixed a bug when adding or subtracting an extrusion object as a solid modifier to a beam object.
  • Fixed a bug that made VisualARQ upgrade already upgraded documents.
  • Fixed a bug when reversing a wall with an alignment offset different than 0.0.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a layout.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting an object that uses a block definition.

Known errors and limitations:

  • Jogged sections are not working properly.
  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Grasshopper files are not embedded in .3dm files, if models contain styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • Localisation hasn't been updated to the new features yet.

VisualARQ 2 Beta 3 (April-06, 2017)

New features:

  • Insert commands remember the last parameters used per document.
  • Added "elevation" property to railings.
  • Added "Text" component in Grasshopper Components.
  • Added support for creating per-document or per-object custom parameters in Grasshopper Components.

Changes:

  • The license key edit box is pre-filled with the key prefix "VA2B-".
  • Section hatch lines now always use a "hairline" print width.
  • Some railing properties have been moved to the "Location" category.
  • When an object use a polyline as a path curve, the "Path Curve" property shows "Polyline" instead of being empty.
  • Removed obsolete commands "vaWallAddSolids", "vaWallSubtractSolids" and "vaWallExtractSolids", use "vaAddSolids", "vaSubtractSolids" and "vaExtractSolids" instead.
  • When changing the style of a door, window, beam or column, if the new style has a profile size with the same name of the current one, it is automatically selected.

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed: when a VisualARQ object is moved to a different layer, inner geometry with a "By parent" layer were not moved to the new layer.
  • Some geometry were drawn even when their layer was off.
  • Fixed a crash when running the "Purge" command and an empty group was purged.
  • Fixed a crash when updating plan view objects.
  • Fixed a crash when printing a hidden viewport in vector output mode.
  • Fixed a bug when subtracting a solid from a beam.
  • Fixed some memory leaks when computing roofs.
  • Fixed some memory leaks when changing custom parameter values.

Known errors and limitations:

  • Jogged sections are not working properly.
  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Grasshopper files are not embedded in .3dm files, if models contain styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • VisualARQ Help hasn't been updated to the new features yet.
  • Localisation hasn't been updated to the new features yet.

VisualARQ 2 Beta 2 (March-22, 2017)

New features:

Objects

      • Grasshopper styles: option to create Beam, Column, Door, Window, Stair, Railing, Slab, Roof, Furniture, Element and Annotation object styles from Grasshopper definitions.
      • New Furniture object.
      • New Element object.
      • New commands (vaAddSolids, vaSubtractSolids and vaExtractSolids) to Do Boolean unions and differences between Rhino solids and any VisualARQ object without losing their parametric properties.
      • Vertical extension arrow added to the Column object.
      • The mirror command can be used to change the opening side of doors and windows.
      • Added the "Load bearing" parameter for walls, beams and columns.
      • Option to hide stair arrows and step numbers in plan views.

Documentation

      • 2D Vector output for printing the 3D model in Perspective, Section and Plan views for a real time 2D drawings.
      • Custom parameters to add information to Rhino and VisualARQ objects.
      • Quantity takeoffs for Rhino geometry (points, curves, surfaces, polysurfaces, extrusions, meshes and blocks).
      • New Annotation object.
      • New Tag object shapes.
      • Option to hide the tag shape.
      • New symbols for the section object arrows.

Sections

      • New Section Manager to create sections and align viewports to sections.
      • Blocks are now shown correctly in dynamic sections.
      • Section attributes are shown in dynamic sections.

Beams

      • Beam joints calculation.
      • Beam cuts can be defined at ends.
      • Custom profiles with holes.

Roofs

      • New roof insert method as "corner to corner" rectangle or as "3 point" rectangle.
      • Multilayer Roof styles.
      • Roof from surfaces.
      • Roof intersection calculations.
      • New grip points added to roofs.
      • The vaRoofSubtract command creates openings perpendicular to the roof slope.

Interface

      • New toolbar and commands to select VisualARQ objects of the same type.
      • Improved insert dialogs that can be docked for a better workflow.
      • Option to duplicate new styles and components from a contextual menu in the styles dialog.
      • Shortcut icons in the Properties panel to change the Path curve or Insert point of VisualARQ objects.

Spaces

      • New Space object toolbar.
      • Space 3D display.
      • Curtain walls are detected for space calculations.
      • New commands to add and remove elements for space calculations.

IFC

    • Export IfcElementQuantity.
    • Import and export custom parameters.

Fixed bugs:

  • Rhino materials couldn't be selected from the Select material dialog.
  • Several errors fixed in Plan and Section views.
  • Line-types on section styles were affecting the section arrows.
  • Plan view control points were always created in the 0 elevation.

Known errors and limitations:

  • Jogged sections are not working properly.
  • VisualARQ objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.
  • Grasshopper files are not embedded in .3dm files, if models contain styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • VisualARQ Help hasn't been updated to the new features yet.
  • Localisation hasn't been updated to the new features yet.