VisualARQ 2.6 available

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VisualARQ 2.6 is now available for download.

This new service release includes some new features and fixes most of the issues reported by users:

See the complete list in What’s new.

Download it!

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users and works on Rhino 5 and Rhino 6.

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 2.6
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

AEC Tech 2019 in New York

AEC Tech 2019 is the seventh annual event and a four-day experience for professionals in the AEC industry and beyond!

  • Wednesday, October 16th from 6PM–10 PM: Pre-event: VR/AR Tech Immersion Night.
  • Thursday, October 17th: Masterclasses.
  • Friday, October 18th: Symposium featuring a full-day of presentations and discussions from highly-acclaimed professionals within the industry.
  • Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th: Hackathon.

Join McNeel Developers in a Masterclasses at AEC Tech 2019.

  • compute.rhino3D with Will Pearson and Steve Baer, Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Rhino.Inside with Luis Fraguada and Kike Garcia, Robert McNeel & Associates

Francesc Salla, VisualARQ’s product manager will be present to discuss VisualARQ flexible BIM features with anyone interested.

Details and registration…

Visualize and share VisualARQ models in the web with Parametricos

This video shows the workflow between VisualARQ and Parametricos, a web-based platform for visualizing and sharing architectural models in their context—effortlessly.
Parametricos lets you upload your models on a specific location, collaborate with 3rd party services and take advantage of the tools to simulate the projects in a virtual environment.

The sample model of this tutorial is the one Autodesk Revit provides, that has been previously exported from Revit to Rhino through the VisualARQ IFC importer and edited in Rhino and VisualARQ.

The model is then exported from VisualARQ to Parametricos (through IFC), where you can visualize it on the web and share it with others.

See the full tutorial here: https://blog.parametricos.com/visualarq-to-parametricos/

VisualARQ lecture at the Rhino event in Milan, 12 October 2019


Rhino Lectures & Exhibition

  • Where: NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti,- Via C. Darwin 20, Milano, Italy
  • When: 12 October 2019 – 10:00am-7:00pm

McNeel Europe is holding a new type of event in Milan, Italy, which combines workshops in Rhino and some of the state-of-the-art plugins, and an exhibition area.
A VisualARQ lecture will take place during the event (10h-11.30h) where you will see an overview of the Flexible BIM features it adds to Rhino and Grasshopper. The lecture will include an introduction to Lands Design, the Rhino plug-in for landscape architects and designers.

Learn about Grasshopper and Paneling Tools, see how Rhino can be used together with Archicad and VisualARQ, and take rendering to the next level through V-Ray and VR with Mindesk.
At the exhibition area you will be able to meet VisualARQ, Lands Design, ShapeDiver, CIMsystem, and EasyJewels3D, among others, and try the devices by Wacom and 3Dconnexion.

  • Exhibition area: free access.
  • Workshops: Early-Bird 15€ per workshop, (until 4 October). Then 30€.

More information…

Meet VisualARQ at Batimat in Paris


Batimat 2019

  • November 4th to 8th, 2019
  • Parc des expositions – Paris Nord Villepinte

Rhinoforyou, VisualARQ resellers in France, will participate at the Batimat event in Paris, the week 4th-8th November 2019, where they will show the Rhino architecture solution, the flexible, alternative and affordable BIM solution for Rhino, with VisualARQ and Grasshopper.

They will be also introduce the new Rhino.Inside technology, new versions of Rhino 6 for Windows and Mac, the upcoming Lands Design version for Landscape design professionals, Grasshopper, the world’s most widely used Parametric Design and Simulation tool, GeometryGYM’s IFC & Tekla connectors and many more…

Batimat is the trade show for the construction sector where construction and architecture professionals meet to share and select the innovative products and solutions for the buildings of today and tomorrow.

Rhinoforyou will have a stand at the Hall 6, and will be with McNeel and Asuni staff who will help to answer your questions.

Contact Rhinforyou for a free invitation to the event and if you want to arrange an appointment at a specific date and time, telling them your area of ​​interest.

More information: Batimat 2019

Learn how to create your custom VisualARQ Grasshopper styles


The VisualARQ Grasshopper styles are those VisualARQ objects created from Grasshopper definitions. This feature lets you create your custom BIM objects with no limits of parametric features.

You prepare the Grasshopper definition, create the VisualARQ object style from it and insert the object in the model.

Once the new object style is created you can work with it in Rhino, have unlimited copies of it with different parameters, and edit it as any other VisualARQ object. At this point no Grasshopper knowledge is required, although Grasshopper is running in the background.

In these tutorials you can see different examples of how to create new Grasshopper styles for columns, beams, railings, stairs, slabs & roofs, doors & windows, Furniture & Element and Annotation objects.

If you are familiar with Grasshopper, you will find it very easy to convert your Grasshopper definitions into VisualARQ objects.

If you are not, there are some sample Grasshopper definitions available to easily follow these step-by-step tutorials.

As a reminder you can find and download some examples of VisualARQ Grasshopper styles in food4Rhino.

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