Floating licensesVisualARQ licenses can be used as floating licenses in two different ways:
This option lets you manage VisualARQ floating licenses online. You just need to add the license to the Rhino accounts and use the same license in different computers worldwide. Learn here how Cloud Zoo works and the benefits of licensing VisualARQ with this mode.
Using the Rhino Zoo and the VisualARQ Zoo plug-in, you can share VisualARQ licenses (product keys) among users on the same network workgroup. Read more about the VisualARQ Zoo plug-in here.
Insert files of any compatible format into the Rhino model as external references so other users can visualize and develop parts of the same project. Linked and embedded files can be updated from the Block Manager after any change of the original file.
The Worksessions let more than one user work on a large project. By breaking the project down into many files, one user can edit a part of the project while another user edits a different file. Only one user can have a file open for editing, but many users can see it.
VisualARQ objects and commands don’t work properly with worksessions though. The VisualARQ development team is working to support them in future versions.
File format compatibility
VisualARQ includes a built-in IFC import and export plug-in, which makes it possible to exchange VisualARQ and Rhino models with other AEC software packages as Revit, ArchiCAD, Tekla, Solibri or Navisworks.
Rhino can import and export AutoCAD drawing (.dwg) files.
Rhino can import and export files to other file types to exchange models with other software for different purposes. You can see all file formats supported by Rhino here.
Other tools interoperability
Konstru is an online platform that helps you translate and exchange model data between Rhino and other programs (Revit, SAP2000, ETABS, Tekla, etc..). This example shows how Konstru works with VisualARQ models.
Studio 3DX is a cloud solution for real-time BIM coordination. 3D Studio lets you create an account and import the Rhino and VisualARQ models (trhough IFC) into its dedicated BIM Matrix with phases and disciplines. Then you can invite all your team and coordinate your design with Virtual Meetings, Live 3D Sessions, Issue Management and many more. Read more about it here.