VisualARQ is a Flexible BIM solution powered by McNeel’s Rhinoceros 3D. This combination of tools allows you to model any object with Rhino’s freeform modelling tools and turn it into an informed BIM object. VisualARQ enhances Rhino by adding powerful associative object styling and dynamic documentation tools which adapt to fit your workflow. VisualARQ also gives you the power to automate many modelling tasks through the VisualARQ visual programming components built for Grasshopper 3d. Finally, you can use VisualARQ to collaborate with other tools through the IFC import / export capabilities built into the software. This combination of features gives you the power to define your BIM workflow: Flexible BIMTM.
VisualARQ includes a built-in IFC import and export plug-in, which makes it possible to exchange IFC 2x3 files between Rhino and other AEC software packages.
- Smart objects:
Work with associated and parametric objects driven by VisualARQ Styles and geometry with built-in information. Make any object a BIM object with the Custom User Element workflow.
- Dynamic documentation:
Generate dynamic and precise documentation always linked and available from the 3d model.
- Team Collaboration:
Collaborate with other users with support for External references and several file formats.
Why Flexible BIM?
- Freeform modelling:
Convert any freeform geometry into an informed object.
- Grasshopper integration:
Define your workflow with Generative Objects from the VisualARQ Grasshopper Component add-on and Generative Object Styles through Grasshopper.
- Add custom data to geometry:
Add information to any modelled object with the Custom User Parameter feature. This allows users to include information such as material properties, cost per unit, and other metric information directly associated with the object (and for IFC files).
What is actually BIM?
In the following video you can see a clear explanation of what BIM means (Building Information Modeling), what it is used for and its advantages: