What’s new VisualARQ 2


VisualARQ 2.6 (November-4, 2019)

New features

  • Grasshopper: Components:
    • #9072 Added Space, Section and Section view in the VA geometry Pipeline object.
    • #9191 Allow a plane as the Position input of the Column component.
  • Grasshopper: Styles:
    • #9104 Added support for blocks as output in GH styles.
    • #9103 Added support for meshes as output in GH styles.
  • Level Manager:
    • #7234 Making building visible should disable cut plane.
    • #8144 Make create multiple levels easier.
    • #6626 Create a level automatically when creating a building.
  • Walls:
    • #2705 Change wall layer thickness by object.
    • #2234 Wall height by wall layer component.
  • #5293 Extend Curtain walls vertically.
  • #8922 Option to assign different material to the sides of a slab, wall and roof layers.
  • #7755 Subtract multiple boundaries to slabs at once.
  • #7372 Let the vaSelSameStyle command select different styles at once.
  • #9206 View control points when objects are selected, without the need for F10.
  • #6935 Extension arrow for beams.

Changes

  • #3283 Show section line while creating it.
  • #3092 Opening Array: No need to ask for the wall anymore.
  • #2773 Opening elevation: No need to specify the “end point” anymore.
  • #9089 Change string “width” to “size” in opening leaves.
  • #9036 Change description of “D” input of Roof Options.
  • #9279 Realistic display mode doesn’t allow to see textures when objects are selected.
Fixed bugs and notes

Fixed bugs:

  • Attributes:

    • #8925: Hatch patterns are not displayed in section attributes until they are used in the Document
    • #8919: Section attributes are not displayed on objects shown in plan views
  • Block:

    • #8882: Crash when inserting a VisualARQ model
    • #8875: VisualARQ objects are duplicated when linked blocks are updated on open
  • Crash:

    • #8994: Model crashes while creating plan view
    • #8988: Crash while dragging a wall with texture
    • #8864: Crash when opening a file
      *#8863: Crash opening a file
  • Dimension:

    • #8220: Error when dimensioning VisualARQ objects from page layout
  • Dynamic Section:

    • #8698: Error when drawing the dynamic section of a transparent object
  • File:

    • #8982: I cannot open this file
    • #8966: I cannot open this file
  • Grasshopper: Component:

    • #9035: Roof is created offseted from the input curve
    • #9017: VisualARQ Thickness component
    • #9014: Set Property doesn’t work with a parameter that comes from a GH style
    • #9012: Update Property doesn’t work with Custom Parameter
    • #9006: Custom profiles for openings in GH are rotated
    • #8980: Get the plane of a VisualARQ object
    • #8967: The Create Hatch component shows a different preview than the baked result
    • #8954: Set/Get Property components don’t recognize parameters from GH styles
    • #8939: Get Property (value) doesn’t recognize empty Parameters
    • #8938: Set Property component doesn’t work with Rhino objects
    • #8935: Alignment offset for Opening from GH
    • #8923: Missing Section View Style parameter component
    • #8902: Preview of Blocks generated in GH are wrong
    • #8890: Error when assigning a new custom parameter to Brep
    • #8889: Error when assigning a Document custom parameter to a BRep in GH
    • #8881: Error when baking Block Instance created from Block definition component
    • #8814: Property Names component doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag component
    • #8813: Get Property doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag components
    • #8810: Change icon, name and description for the component “Add object Parameter”
    • #8808: Hide intersection properties in GH “Get Property Names” component
    • #8796: Get Property value from Profile component returns Null
    • #8795: Error when getting property names of profiles
    • #8790: Error in wall Component
    • #8772: Move component GhVaParameterGetObject to TbGh
    • #8749: “Get Property Names” Component doesn’t recognize some parameters from GH styles
    • #8723: Some Object Parameter values from a referenced object are not identified.
    • #8686: SetProperty component doesn’t work with “standard” referenced styles
    • #8684: Get Property Names Grasshopper component doesn’t return similar values for styles and objects
    • #5996: Geometry PipeLine for VisualARQ objects
  • Grasshopper: Style:

    • #9021: Wrong scaling of the input geometry
    • #9020: Wrong texts on the Parameters steps for the geometry inputs
    • #9018: Sliders with Min value different from 0 don’t get converted between units
    • #8941: A furniture object is scaled in plan views
    • #8712: Default input values of a GH custom style get converted between units the each time you edit
    • #8626: Grasshopper custom styles don’t respect the limits of their parameter values
    • #8588: Error when editing a GH door style created in different units than the document
    • #8564: Error when referencing a Block definition in GH
  • IFC:

    • #8915: Wrong geometry import from IFC file
    • #8907: Wrong IFC geometry import
    • #8888: Rotated windows after importing IFC file
    • #8676: Missing Ifc information about joints/connections between beams
    • #6663: IFC windows do not generate a void in the wall
  • Interface:

    • #8861: Update message in Viewer mode splash window
    • #8824: Icons in Level Manger are distorted in monitor with 3440*1440 resolution
  • Layout:

    • #8996: Geometry disappears in page Layout after activating the Print Preview
    • #8417: It’s difficult to select objects in Detail views in Hidden display
    • #7848: Problems to regenerate Plan views in Detail viewports
  • Level:

    • #9039: Crash after activating the plan view reference
  • Material:

    • #9047: Wall renders black
    • #8997: Crash when changing the texture mapping scale of a box
    • #8990: Glass components don’t get the proper material
    • #8843: Texture mapping changes are only visible after vaUpdate
  • Menu:

    • #8878: The link to VA Styles in food4Rhino doesn’t work in some languages
  • Object:

    • #8987: Properties panel values don’t update until deselecting and selecting again the object
    • #8978: VisualARQ objects don’t support baked (procedural) textures
    • #8944: After pasting VA objects into a new file VisualARQ cannot load
    • #8035: Some objects are scaled incorrectly when inserting a file
  • Object: Beam:

    • #8884: Beam is not visible when inserted
    • #8799: Error mirroring beams
  • Object: Column:

    • #9046: Column doesn’t intersect with a wall
  • Object: Curtain Wall:

    • #8620: Wrong Curtain Walls height by style in mm and inches templates
  • Object: Openings:

    • #6596: A window doesn’t create the opening in a wall
  • Object: Plan View:

    • #8896: Text of Elevation Mark distorted in Plan view
    • #7639: Some odd rectangles with solid hatch appear in plan views
  • Object: Roof:

    • #8968: Roof from Surface generates a very complex object
    • #8838: Roofs are not intersected when creating a block
    • #8673: Error with the vaRoofSubtract command
  • Object: Section:

    • #8977: Reference Text field of Sections doesn’t accept empty values
  • Object: Section View:

    • #8905: Section View is generated without taking the proper layer state
    • #8887: Open polysurface shows up with section fill in section view
    • #8825: Missing hatch pattern in section of a wall
    • #8548: A seam edge of a cilinder is generated in a section view
  • Object: Slab:

    • #7379: Slab doesn’t appear back after undo
  • Object: Space:

    • #8959: If I change the text size of a Space object the box containing it remains the same size
    • #8853: I cannot create Spaces in this model
    • #8773: Spaces don’t work when they are limited by one continuous wall
    • #8761: Space from pick point doesn’t recognize boundary at once
    • #8760: Error on Space when setting a curve as Spatial Element
  • Object: Table:

    • #8989: Tables in mm template are too small
  • Object: Wall:

    • #9045: Window doesn’t perform the opening in a wall
    • #9016: Wrong display of Single hatch pattern in walls
    • #9011: Intersection error between wall and column
    • #8992: Wall Extend to slab doesn’t work
    • #8904: Wall joint icon is not appearing
    • #8859: Wall extend to roof and slab doesn’t work
    • #8574: Change the term isolation by insulation in the wall layer function information
    • #8502: After splitting a wall that was extended, one of its parts unextends.
    • #5223: Error when extending a wall to a beam
  • Other:

    • #8697: Doors and windows are not strictly aligned with walls
  • Parameter:

    • #8837: Values from custom parameters are deleted if you change the data type
    • #8744: If the value of a parameter is set to the letter “B” the words “By Style” remain in the input field
  • Print:

    • #9044: I takes nearly 4 minutes to print a page to vector output
    • #9038: White stripes cover the printing result
    • #9037: Same hatch prints in different scale in plan or section view
    • #9029: Polysurface is printed hollow
    • #8911: Problem when printing objects with Solid Hatch pattern
    • #8835: VisualARQ objects from inserted files are not printed in vector output
    • #8740: Hidden vector output displays an incorrect color
    • #8716: Missing 2D curves when printing a 2D drawing to vector in Hidden display
    • #8702: Dimension arrowheads are not printer in vector output with RhinoPDF printer
    • #8545: Printing error of a cone in vector output
    • #8537: Printing error in black and white
    • #8431: Some round columns are not printed properly
    • #8392: Missing edge when printing a solid to vector output
    • #8360: Missing lines when printing to vector output
    • #8170: Stair step numbers are not printed correctly
    • #8023: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7533: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7295: Vector output printing errors with dimensions, leaders and lines
    • #6846: Error when printing a torus to vector output
    • #6710: Vector output printing errors
    • #6469: Problem when printing in Rendered display mode objects with a Solid section hatch pattern
  • Render:

    • #8951: vaUpdate clears the texture mapping values for Octane render
    • #7472: A window glass pane is not rendered transparent
  • Style:

    • #8789: Do not show object selected in the preview of the style editor
  • Template:

    • #8785: Beam and column EURO-CHS profile sizes have wrong radius value
    • #8719: Wrong sizes in Round beam style
  • View:

    • `#9026“: Wrong print preview color in Hidden display mode
    • #9002: Texture mapping position changes after moving the wall it is applied to
    • #8986: Objects are shown hollow in section
    • #8963: Object is shown highlighted when another object is selected
    • #8962: Wrong display order of transparent objects while the view is rotated
    • #8893: Hatch covers contour curves on Hidden display mode
    • #8891: Error of preview of solid hatches in styles dialog
    • #8847: Sectioned objects are not capped in Realistic display mode
    • #8840: There is no preview when trying to select coincident objects in ghosted view mode
    • #8735: Mesh edges show up after moving an object
    • #8535: Selecting different points is not possible in Hidden display mode
    • #8432: Bug in Realistic display mode when showing objects
    • #8250: Print preview error of hatch colors when printing from model space

Notes:

  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.5 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.
  • This release requires Lands Beta IX, previous versions are not compatible and commands may not work or cause stability issues.

VisualARQ 2.5 (July-18, 2019)

New features

  • VisualARQ Script API: exposed 300 new methods to operate with:
    • Profiles
    • Door and Door styles
    • Window and Window styles
    • Slab and Slab styles
    • Beam and Beam styles
    • Column and Column styles
  • Grasshopper: Components:
    • Added Geometry Pipeline component.
    • Added Object Parameter component.
    • Added Block Definition component.
  • Grasshopper: Styles:
    • Parameters take into account sliders range.

Changes

  • Rhino 6 SR14 is now required.
Fixed bugs and notes

Fixed bugs:

  • Attributes:

    • #8925: Hatch patterns are not displayed in section attributes until they are used in the Document
    • #8919: Section attributes are not displayed on objects shown in plan views
  • Block:

    • #8882: Crash when inserting a VisualARQ model
    • #8875: VisualARQ objects are duplicated when linked blocks are updated on open
  • Crash:

    • #8994: Model crashes while creating plan view
    • #8988: Crash while dragging a wall with texture
    • #8864: Crash when opening a file
      *#8863: Crash opening a file
  • Dimension:

    • #8220: Error when dimensioning VisualARQ objects from page layout
  • Dynamic Section:

    • #8698: Error when drawing the dynamic section of a transparent object
  • File:

    • #8982: I cannot open this file
    • #8966: I cannot open this file
  • Grasshopper: Component:

    • #9035: Roof is created offseted from the input curve
    • #9017: VisualARQ Thickness component
    • #9014: Set Property doesn’t work with a parameter that comes from a GH style
    • #9012: Update Property doesn’t work with Custom Parameter
    • #9006: Custom profiles for openings in GH are rotated
    • #8980: Get the plane of a VisualARQ object
    • #8967: The Create Hatch component shows a different preview than the baked result
    • #8954: Set/Get Property components don’t recognize parameters from GH styles
    • #8939: Get Property (value) doesn’t recognize empty Parameters
    • #8938: Set Property component doesn’t work with Rhino objects
    • #8935: Alignment offset for Opening from GH
    • #8923: Missing Section View Style parameter component
    • #8902: Preview of Blocks generated in GH are wrong
    • #8890: Error when assigning a new custom parameter to Brep
    • #8889: Error when assigning a Document custom parameter to a BRep in GH
    • #8881: Error when baking Block Instance created from Block definition component
    • #8814: Property Names component doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag component
    • #8813: Get Property doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag components
    • #8810: Change icon, name and description for the component “Add object Parameter”
    • #8808: Hide intersection properties in GH “Get Property Names” component
    • #8796: Get Property value from Profile component returns Null
    • #8795: Error when getting property names of profiles
    • #8790: Error in wall Component
    • #8772: Move component GhVaParameterGetObject to TbGh
    • #8749: “Get Property Names” Component doesn’t recognize some parameters from GH styles
    • #8723: Some Object Parameter values from a referenced object are not identified.
    • #8686: SetProperty component doesn’t work with “standard” referenced styles
    • #8684: Get Property Names Grasshopper component doesn’t return similar values for styles and objects
    • #5996: Geometry PipeLine for VisualARQ objects
  • Grasshopper: Style:

    • #9021: Wrong scaling of the input geometry
    • #9020: Wrong texts on the Parameters steps for the geometry inputs
    • #9018: Sliders with Min value different from 0 don’t get converted between units
    • #8941: A furniture object is scaled in plan views
    • #8712: Default input values of a GH custom style get converted between units the each time you edit
    • #8626: Grasshopper custom styles don’t respect the limits of their parameter values
    • #8588: Error when editing a GH door style created in different units than the document
    • #8564: Error when referencing a Block definition in GH
  • IFC:

    • #8915: Wrong geometry import from IFC file
    • #8907: Wrong IFC geometry import
    • #8888: Rotated windows after importing IFC file
    • #8676: Missing Ifc information about joints/connections between beams
    • #6663: IFC windows do not generate a void in the wall
  • Interface:

    • #8861: Update message in Viewer mode splash window
    • #8824: Icons in Level Manger are distorted in monitor with 3440*1440 resolution
  • Layout:

    • #8996: Geometry disappears in page Layout after activating the Print Preview
    • #8417: It’s difficult to select objects in Detail views in Hidden display
    • #7848: Problems to regenerate Plan views in Detail viewports
  • Level:

    • #9039: Crash after activating the plan view reference
  • Material:

    • #9047: Wall renders black
    • #8997: Crash when changing the texture mapping scale of a box
    • #8990: Glass components don’t get the proper material
    • #8843: Texture mapping changes are only visible after vaUpdate
  • Menu:

    • #8878: The link to VA Styles in food4Rhino doesn’t work in some languages
  • Object:

    • #8987: Properties panel values don’t update until deselecting and selecting again the object
    • #8978: VisualARQ objects don’t support baked (procedural) textures
    • #8944: After pasting VA objects into a new file VisualARQ cannot load
    • #8035: Some objects are scaled incorrectly when inserting a file
  • Object: Beam:

    • #8884: Beam is not visible when inserted
    • #8799: Error mirroring beams
  • Object: Column:

    • #9046: Column doesn’t intersect with a wall
  • Object: Curtain Wall:

    • #8620: Wrong Curtain Walls height by style in mm and inches templates
  • Object: Openings:

    • #6596: A window doesn’t create the opening in a wall
  • Object: Plan View:

    • #8896: Text of Elevation Mark distorted in Plan view
    • #7639: Some odd rectangles with solid hatch appear in plan views
  • Object: Roof:

    • #8968: Roof from Surface generates a very complex object
    • #8838: Roofs are not intersected when creating a block
    • #8673: Error with the vaRoofSubtract command
  • Object: Section:

    • #8977: Reference Text field of Sections doesn’t accept empty values
  • Object: Section View:

    • #8905: Section View is generated without taking the proper layer state
    • #8887: Open polysurface shows up with section fill in section view
    • #8825: Missing hatch pattern in section of a wall
    • #8548: A seam edge of a cilinder is generated in a section view
  • Object: Slab:

    • #7379: Slab doesn’t appear back after undo
  • Object: Space:

    • #8959: If I change the text size of a Space object the box containing it remains the same size
    • #8853: I cannot create Spaces in this model
    • #8773: Spaces don’t work when they are limited by one continuous wall
    • #8761: Space from pick point doesn’t recognize boundary at once
    • #8760: Error on Space when setting a curve as Spatial Element
  • Object: Table:

    • #8989: Tables in mm template are too small
  • Object: Wall:

    • #9045: Window doesn’t perform the opening in a wall
    • #9016: Wrong display of Single hatch pattern in walls
    • #9011: Intersection error between wall and column
    • #8992: Wall Extend to slab doesn’t work
    • #8904: Wall joint icon is not appearing
    • #8859: Wall extend to roof and slab doesn’t work
    • #8574: Change the term isolation by insulation in the wall layer function information
    • #8502: After splitting a wall that was extended, one of its parts unextends.
    • #5223: Error when extending a wall to a beam
  • Other:

    • #8697: Doors and windows are not strictly aligned with walls
  • Parameter:

    • #8837: Values from custom parameters are deleted if you change the data type
    • #8744: If the value of a parameter is set to the letter “B” the words “By Style” remain in the input field
  • Print:

    • #9044: I takes nearly 4 minutes to print a page to vector output
    • #9038: White stripes cover the printing result
    • #9037: Same hatch prints in different scale in plan or section view
    • #9029: Polysurface is printed hollow
    • #8911: Problem when printing objects with Solid Hatch pattern
    • #8835: VisualARQ objects from inserted files are not printed in vector output
    • #8740: Hidden vector output displays an incorrect color
    • #8716: Missing 2D curves when printing a 2D drawing to vector in Hidden display
    • #8702: Dimension arrowheads are not printer in vector output with RhinoPDF printer
    • #8545: Printing error of a cone in vector output
    • #8537: Printing error in black and white
    • #8431: Some round columns are not printed properly
    • #8392: Missing edge when printing a solid to vector output
    • #8360: Missing lines when printing to vector output
    • #8170: Stair step numbers are not printed correctly
    • #8023: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7533: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7295: Vector output printing errors with dimensions, leaders and lines
    • #6846: Error when printing a torus to vector output
    • #6710: Vector output printing errors
    • #6469: Problem when printing in Rendered display mode objects with a Solid section hatch pattern
  • Render:

    • #8951: vaUpdate clears the texture mapping values for Octane render
    • #7472: A window glass pane is not rendered transparent
  • Style:

    • #8789: Do not show object selected in the preview of the style editor
  • Template:

    • #8785: Beam and column EURO-CHS profile sizes have wrong radius value
    • #8719: Wrong sizes in Round beam style
  • View:

    • `#9026“: Wrong print preview color in Hidden display mode
    • #9002: Texture mapping position changes after moving the wall it is applied to
    • #8986: Objects are shown hollow in section
    • #8963: Object is shown highlighted when another object is selected
    • #8962: Wrong display order of transparent objects while the view is rotated
    • #8893: Hatch covers contour curves on Hidden display mode
    • #8891: Error of preview of solid hatches in styles dialog
    • #8847: Sectioned objects are not capped in Realistic display mode
    • #8840: There is no preview when trying to select coincident objects in ghosted view mode
    • #8735: Mesh edges show up after moving an object
    • #8535: Selecting different points is not possible in Hidden display mode
    • #8432: Bug in Realistic display mode when showing objects
    • #8250: Print preview error of hatch colors when printing from model space

Notes:

  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.5 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.
  • This release requires Lands Beta IX, previous versions are not compatible and commands may not work or cause stability issues.

VisualARQ 2.4 (January-30, 2019)

New features

  • VisualARQ Script API: RhinoCommon compatible SDK to create, query and edit VisualARQ objects in the document. Currently only about 30% functionality is exposed in the API. If you need more information, contact enric(at)asuni.com.
  • Added Create Section View Grasshopper Component.
  • Added Section Options Grasshopper Components.
  • Added Parameter Grasshopper Component to select document parameters.
  • Added depth parameter in Create Section Grasshopper Component.
  • TAB key works with VisualARQ control points to lock direction.

Changes

  • Rhino 6 SR11 is now required.
  • Unattended VisualARQ installation can set license mode to “Network”.
  • Removed all videos from the context help as they may cause crashes in some computers.
  • Improved speed when computing spaces.
  • Added “Food4Rhino” link the VisualARQ main menu.
  • vaStylesImport command replace existing styles with the same name as the imported ones.
  • vaStylesImport command shows a warning when some styles couldn’t be imported.
  • Improved display speed of VisualARQ objects, up to 5x in model and 3x in layout.

Fixed bugs

  • Stairs:
    • Stair control points couldn’t be selected by windows or crossing.
    • Fixed many stair slab generation issues.
    • Fixed a bug that make some step slabs disappear on balanced stair with a small radius.
    • Fixed some bugs when computing spiral stairs.
    • Fixed a bug when increasing the “Bottom Slab Thickness” in spiral stairs.
    • Fixed a bug that makes appear a hole between step and riser slabs in balanced stairs
  • IFC:
    • Fixed a bug that import doors and windows without the opening in the host wall.
    • Fixed a crash when opening some IFC files.
    • Missing objects when importing an IFC without required “Model” IfcGeometricRepresentationContext.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • All profile creation components check that measures are valid.
    • Some document parameters were duplicated when baking objects.
    • Fixed a crash in the VisualARQ Set Property component.
  • Grasshopper Styles:
    • Doors and windows may not create the opening when there are more than one host wall.
    • Doors and windows generate an opening bigger than necessary in some cases.
  • Fixed a crash when changing a “Brep” parameter value of a Grasshopper Style.
  • Fixed an issue that make difficult to control the wall to attach to when moving doors and windows from a lateral control point.
  • Fixed a bug that make walls disappear when extending to some polysurfaces.
  • Fixed a bug when extending walls to multiple polysurfaces.
  • Section line marks weren’t correctly scaled when document units where changed.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a 3DM.
  • Flip direction context menu option is only shown in for elements.
  • License mode dialog couldn’t be canceled when license was expired.
  • Meshes were missing from 2D previews.
  • vaWall FromSolid command didn’t attach door and windows to the wall in some cases.
  • Some changed were not applied after clicking the Apply button in the curtain wall style editor.
  • Solid modifiers in beams were moved or stretched when modifying the beam control points.
  • Scale icon showed an incorrect measure in HiDPI displays.
  • Level marks were shown in an incorrect elevation on HiDPI displays.
  • Fixed scale icon blurry appearance.
  • Fixed a bug when copying roofs between document with different units.
  • Network license was not working in Rhino 5 (32-bit).
  • Fixed a bug in vaSlabSubtract command when selection non-horizontal slabs.
  • Some doors and windows were imported rotated 90º.
  • “By Parent” material was not correctly handled in some cases.
  • Fixed a crash in the vaFillet command.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting a document with VisualARQ objects as a block instance inside another document.
  • Rhino hangs when inserting a 3DM as block instance.
  • Some elements and annotations were missing when opening some documents.
  • Fixed a bug when creating a block from a column.
  • Per object display mode was ignored when printing in vector output mode.
  • Wrong realtime section color in Realistic viewports.
  • Sometimes, VisualARQ properties tabs were missing in the properties panel.
  • Fixed a bug that updates all objects when editing parameters in the style editor.
  • Fixed a crash when VisualARQ was loaded after pasting a command in the command line.
  • VisualARQ objects were not duplicated when using the Duplicate layer and objects context menu option in the layer manager.
  • Layer off in detail was ignored when printing in vector output mode.

Notes

  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.4 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3.
  • This release requires Lands Beta VIII, previous versions are not compatible and commands may not work or cause stability issues.


VisualARQ 2.3.8 (December-19, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a bug that made all edges invisible when using Hidden display mode in Rhino 6 SR12.
  • Fixed a bug in the Door Deconstruct Grasshopper Component when the host was a curtain wall.
  • Fixed a crash when inserting an element using a Grasshopper style in a document with the Ground Plane enabled.
  • Fixed a crash when doing a copy and paste of a text dot between two different documents with a similar, but not equal, layer tree.
  • Fixed a crash when starting a new document and a VisualARQ object with a custom parameter was selected.
  • Fixed a crash when working in a layout.


VisualARQ 2.3.7 (December-5, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Details using Conceptual display mode were printed using vector mode.
  • Text on schedule tables used a wrong vertical alignment.
  • Improved speed when updating plan views in documents with many text objects.
  • Some layers were duplicated when updating a linked block that was modified outside VisualARQ.
  • Fixed a crash when importing a document.
  • Fixed a hang when opening some documents.


VisualARQ 2.3.6 (November-9, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a crash when duplicating VisualARQ objects using the Copy or CopyToClipboard + Paste commands.
  • Fixed a bug that make spaces slow to compute when the space point lies on the boundary or over a curve marked with the vaSpatialElementSet command.
  • Meshes were not sectioned in plan views.
  • VisualARQ wasn’t able to get a license from a Zoo Server when running on Rhino 5 (32-bit).
  • Scale icon didn’t show the right measure on HiDPI displays.


VisualARQ 2.3.5 (November-8, 2018)

Changes

  • The option Point for the vaSplit command is only enabled when a single object is selected.

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a crash in vaFillet command.
  • Fixed a crash when updating linked blocks and the linked file was modified outside VisualARQ.
  • Fixed a crash after editing UVW repeat mapping of a mesh object.
  • Fixed a crash when a Grasshopper definition contains a C# component that closes the running definition during a solve.


VisualARQ 2.3.4 (October-24, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Fixed a crash when opening a file.
  • Fixed a crash when a document was being saved.
  • Fixed a crash when working on document with VisualARQ objects inside blocks.
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document with elements or annotation objects defined by blocks.
  • Fixed a crash when using the properties panel.
  • Elements or furniture objects from blocks were not correctly scaled when document unit system was changed.
  • VisualARQ plug-in reported an incorrect version (2.3.0) in the plug-in manager.


VisualARQ 2.3.3 (October-17, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Grasshopper components: it was not possible to reference object styles defined by a Grasshooper definition.
  • Beams weren’t visible when UseExtrusion was set to Polysurface and ends were set to Vertical or Horizontal and the alignment was different than Center.
  • Elements weren’t visible when the scale was not uniform.
  • Elements using blocks with meshes weren’t visible during the insert command.
  • Balanced stair slabs were slow to compute on section views or Make2D due a complex surface (only affected Rhino 6).
  • Fixed a crash when opening a document where a VisualARQ object had been duplicated outside VisualARQ.


VisualARQ 2.3.2 (October-11, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • vaSpace command options FromCurve and FromSurface were not working.
  • Fixed a crash when updating a Plan View on a document with text objects with a height smaller than the document tolerance.
  • Fixed a crash when updating linked blocks geometry and the real-time section was enabled.
  • Intersection lines between section planes were not visible.
  • Some curves might not be shown when a real-time section was enabled.


VisualARQ 2.3.1 (October-3, 2018)

Fixed bugs

  • Hidden Vector Output:
    • Section and Plan views were not printed in hidden vector mode.
    • Wrong section print color was used when drawing an element or furniture created from block.
  • Elements were scaled when they were copied from one document to another document using a different unit system.
  • Wrong section hatch color was used when printing a section view in hidden vector output.
  • A thin white line was sometimes drawn on top of sectioned blocks in hidden display mode.
  • Door stop wasn’t cut at the bottom segment.

Known bugs and limitations:

  • Expressions in Grasshopper Params are ignored when displaying the value on VisualARQ properties panel.
  • 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 2.3.0 (September-26, 2018)

New features:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • New components to create Sections.
    • New components “Building” and “Level” to reference buildings and levels.
    • New component that provides the levels where an object is located
    • Styles can be referenced using strings
    • Block definitions can be referenced using strings
    • New “Get Property Names” component that provides the list of an object property names.

Changes:

  • VisualARQ 2.3 requires Rhino 6 SR6 or later.
  • Grasshopper Components:
    • “Components” input has been hidden from the “Create Beam Style” Component.
    • “Block Definition” dialog show blocks ordered alphabetically.
    • Added the property “Style” in the component “Property Name”
    • “Text Explode” component gives the text geometry as output.
  • Grasshopper Styles:
    • Texts created in the definition that had the default values take the dimension style assigned to the style.
  • Added informative icons for sill component dimensions.
  • Resizable Styles Manager and Object Properties dialogs.
  • Link to Sales page in the Welcome window
  • “License Error 309” message now indicates how to solve it.
  • Section and Plan views do not update when editing their texts.
  • Changes on some descriptive texts for wall styles dialog.
  • Icons updated for the vaSubtractSolids and vaFillet commands.
  • Icons for the Door and Window Stop component updated.
  • The “Flip Direction” context menu option has been removed from annotation objects.
  • Views using “Technical” display mode are no longer printed in vector output mode.

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper Components:
    • Existing Document Parameters were not detected.
    • It was not possible to select multiple blocks from the Block Definition and Block Instance components.
    • Object properties were lost when referencing them in Grasshopper.
    • Alignment of the “Text Create” component didn’t work properly.
    • “Update Property” component generated duplicate parameters.
    • ”Update Property” component didn’t work well with lists.
  • Grasshopper Styles
    • Fixed a crash when creating a beam style from a Grasshopper definition that contained Kangaroo components.
    • Fixed errors with the hatch and the text of the “Elevation Mark Style”.
    • Changing the type of a parameter is now detected when editing Grasshopper styles.
    • Inserting the “Elevation Mark Style” in imperial unit documents was not working properly.
    • Objects created from Grasshopper Styles were not scaled properly when changing the document units or copying them from one document to another.
    • Text in some Annotation styles created from Grasshopper definitions was oversized in VisualARQ millimeters template.
  • Hidden Vector Output:
    • Small circular columns were printed as rhombus
    • Per-detail print color didn’t work on VisualARQ objects
    • Section hatch pattern wasn’t printed correctly in some cases, such as polysurfaces with holes.
    • There were missing lines when printing some meshes and breps.
    • Objects with a draw order are now printed over the rest.
    • Fixed some issues with multi-layer walls at their intersections.
    • Line weights were not consistent.
    • Linetypes scale was not printed correctly.
    • Some Wireframe viewports were printed as Hidden.
    • Some lines of Plan Views were not being printed.
    • Printing the model from Jogged sections was giving inconsistent results.
    • Some objects were not printed with the right color in sections.
  • IFC
    • Openings were not generated inside walls when importing a particular IFC file.
    • CSTB was crashing when inserting an empty ifcPropertySet.
    • Roofs created from non planar surfaces were not exported to IFC
    • Parameters created by style and by object were not exported to IFC.
    • Fixed some crashes when opening specific IFC files.
    • Some IFC files with geometry was imported empty of content.
    • Beams were exported incorrectly rotated to IFC.
    • Some windows were not imported correctly.
  • Beams:
    • Beams with Round HSS profiles and from curved paths where not showing the profile correctly.
    • Beams from T profiles were not visible when inserting them.
    • Fixed a bug when mirroring beams.
    • 2 beams were extended unreasonably when they joined.
    • The Cut planes didn’t work in some cases
    • Fixed a bug when copying some beams from one document into another.
  • Tags:
    • The rectangular shape of a tag label was not visible
    • Tag texts were printed out of their position.
    • Tag orientation was not working properly in some cases.
  • Spaces:
    • Space label border was not visible when “Show pattern below label” option was enabled.
    • Fixed a display issue between a wall and a space.
    • Columns were not detected when creating spaces.
    • Spaces could not be selected in some situations.
    • Setting a rectangle as a spatial element was not working well.
  • Stairs:
    • Stair alignment was not working correctly in some cases.
    • Step number in balanced stairs was not correctly centered on the step tread.
  • Hidden object may appear in Section Views.
  • There were some missing lines when showing beams in Section views.
  • “Rule” icon for changing the Level Elevations was not always working properly.
  • Some curves and blocks were not selectable in Hidden display mode.
  • Naming viewport errors when activating Level cut planes.
  • The leaf of a window with a Romanic profile was not showing the glass component.
  • Error when copying and pasting windows.
  • Pre-selection of objects when inserting a table created a wrong table.
  • Fixed a bug with the Table texts orientation.
  • Cut planes and Levels visibility was not consistent when there was more than 1 building.
  • Fixed errors when displaying icons in HiDPI monitors.
  • Fixed a bug that made a very slow performance when copy-pasting a model from a document to another.
  • Fixed a bug that made opening a model take a long time.
  • Fixed a bug when copying-pasting a model between documents with different units.
  • A model with a large number of materials could not be open when VisualARQ was loaded.
  • Fixed different cases where the extension of walls to polysurfaces or surfaces didn’t work.
  • Creating multi-layer walls from circles was producing wrong results.
  • “New Wall Style” wizard was showing a wrong thickness value.
  • Fixed an error when moving a window to the end of a wall.
  • Intersection between walls and columns didn’t work in some cases.
  • Wall layer order in the wall styles dialog preview was turned inside out.
  • There was a missing line of hatch patterns rotated 45º in plan views.
  • Subtracting a solid from a curtain wall didn’t work properly in some cases.
  • Ctrl+Z didn’t work for undoing Levels creation.
  • Links from the VisualARQ drop-down menu always lead to the VisualARQ website in English, regardless of the language set in Rhino.
  • An element object created from a block was moved incorrectly in Z direction.
  • Fixed a bug when mirroring windows.
  • Some layers may be duplicated when inserting a document inside another.
  • Hatches on VisualARQ objects were scaled incorrectly in page layouts.
  • The Annotation style “Text Box” was scaled when moving it.

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 display 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 VII, previous versions are not supported.


VisualARQ 2.2.2 (July-19, 2018)

Fixed bugs:

  • Fixed a bug that made it difficult to select objects in a detail in Hidden mode when the layout was zoomed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused “License Error 312” after installing a VisualARQ update when using network license mode.
  • Fixed a crash when changing a single scale factor of a furniture element.
  • Fixed a crash when exploding multiple instances that share the same block definition.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to open a file saved in Rhino 6.

Known bugs and limitations:

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


VisualARQ 2.2.1 (June-28, 2018)

Fixed bugs:

  • Grasshopper components:
    • Fixed button text in Update Property component..
  • Fixed a bug that made text objects in VisualARQ annotations not movable after exploding them (spaces, tags, sections, plan views and tables).
  • Fixed a bug that changed the active viewport when opening a document.
  • Fixed a crash when printing a layout with a detail that contained VisualARQ objects.
  • Fixed a crash when VisualARQ was being loaded and the system PATH variable was longer than 2048 characters.
  • Fixed a crash when trying to run the command vaLicense from a Remote Desktop session.
  • Fixed a crash when displaying VisualARQ objects with texts.
  • Fixed a crash when document was modified when a Grasshopper definition solution was computed and GrasshopperBake command was not running.

Known bugs and limitations:

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


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.