VisualARQ 2.9 available

VisualARQ 2.9 Layout Manager

VisualARQ 2.9 is now available for download.

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

  • Rhino 7 support:
    • Support to Rhino Inside technology (watch video)
    • Integration with the Layouts manager panel
    • Integration with SubD geometry in plan and section views or with the section attributes.
  • Added translation to Russian
  • Extended evaluation version of 90 days

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, Rhino 6, and Rhino 7.

VisualARQ Grasshopper styles webinar on October 6th

Grasshopper styles column
VisualARQ Grasshopper styles webinar

Do you want to use dynamic blocks in Rhino?

Do you want to learn how to create your custom parametric objects?

In this webinar, you will learn what the VisualARQ Grasshopper styles are. You will see some examples of how to bring your Grasshopper definitions into custom parametric objects in Rhino.

No Grasshopper knowledge is required to follow this webinar. But you will learn what’s behind a VisualARQ object created by a Grasshopper definition, and the unlimited possibilities this combination of tools offers.

The webinar will take around 30 minutes, with some Q&A. Registration is free but seats are limited.

VisualARQ at BIM World Paris 2020

VisualARQ BIM World 2020 Paris


  • 7-8 October 2020
  • Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles in the BIM village.
  • Space I21
  • Inscription

Rhinoforyou, resellers of VisualARQ in France, is exhibiting at the BIM WORLD 2020 trade fair on October 7 and 8 at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles in the BIM village (space I21).

The Rhinoforyou team will show you the latest news on the Rhino.Inside.Revit technology, which lets you run Rhino, Grasshopper, and VisualARQ inside Revit, and provides live interoperability of 3D models between Rhino and Revit.

Rhino and Revit users have been waiting for years for a reliable and fast solution. In this sneak preview video you can see how it works also with VisualARQ.

The integration of Rhino in environments like Revit®, BricsCAD®, AutoCAD® … allows a new workflow between Design and AEC (BIM) or other software. Using Grasshopper, users can create parametric models in Revit® as well as in other software without the need to learn another parametric or generative design tool.

Rhinoforyou is pleased to offer you your free badge. Contact for more details.

VisualARQ railings in Grasshopper tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with VisualARQ railings in Grasshopper, how its components work, you will get to know some useful tips, and how to implement the railing with a single click on a given example. The video also covers how to create your own custom railing style in Grasshopper and how to parametrically control it.

This video has been created by How to Rhino, a YouTube channel specialized in tutorials for architects using Rhino, Grasshopper and other related plug-ins.

VisualARQ for Marine design

Even though VisualARQ adds BIM features to Rhino aimed at architectural projects, some of its features can be useful for the marine and ship design industry. These are some of the features that we would like to highlight:

Free-form parametric objects

The option to work with parametric objects, can be useful for some ship and yacht design models, where you can usually need to create curved beams, railings or walls that need to be trimmed or extended to Rhino polysurfaces.

The Grasshopper styles

The Grasshopper styles are those VisualARQ objects driven by Grasshopper definitions. This feature lets you create custom parametric elements. Watch in the video below an example of how a single Grasshopper definition is used to create a parametric seat through a Furniture object style, that can get multiple variations of dimensions in the model.

Quantity take-offs

Since it is possible to create custom parameters and assign it to any piece of geometry, any data stored in a marine design project can be reported in VisualARQ tables. And the parameters of objects driven by Grasshopper definitions can also be listed.

Section tools

With the VisualARQ section attributes, line-weights, hatch patterns, and fill colors can be assigned to any kind of geometry in Rhino when the model is shown in section. And this applies also to ship and yacht design models. In addition, the VisualARQ Section Manager and Level Manager helps you to show the model in plan or section view, and using the Hidden display mode, get the model ready to be printed to vector output and generate the project 2D drawings.