December 2016

Free upgrade to the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0!

VisualARQ 2.0 Free upgrade
The VisualARQ 2.0 will be free to upgrade for VisualARQ 1 current users and for users who will buy VisualARQ 1 before the 2.0 release.

Price will rise
The price for VisualARQ 2.0 commercial license will rise. The new price will be announced in the next weeks.

Release date
There is no exact date yet, but the final release is expected in a few months.

In this page you will find more information about this new version and the list of new features.


VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview videos compilation

Sneak preview videos 2.0 Watch some of the new features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version in this video compilation:

  1. Object styles created from Grasshopper definitions
  2. New furniture object
  3. New beam joints and cut planes at ends
  4. Multilayer roofs and new roof intersections
  5. Subtract solids from VisualARQ objects without losing their parametric properties
  6. VisualARQ object Selection commands

October 2016

"VisualARQ 2.0 Flexible BIM for Rhino" webinar recorded!

VisualARQ 2.0 Webinar recorded VisualARQ 2.0 release is coming soon. In this webinar from 5th October you can see an overview of VisualARQ including most of the new features.

Watch the webinar

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview video!

Furniture object Discover a new feature of VisualARQ 2.0 version: the Furniture object. This new element can be created from blocks or from Grasshopper definitions.

Watch it in this post.

VisualARQ projects

Wing of Mali museum New wing of the Mali museum in Lima
Take a look at this project devised by Brasilian architects with VisualARQ and Grasshopper for the design contest of the new wing of the Mali Museum in Lima, Peru.

Tips & Tricks

Mult. Levels GH Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:

July 2016

VisualARQ 1.9.5 available!

VisualARQ 1.9.5 logo This version adds more flexibility to import IFC files and integrates VisualARQ Grasshopper Components in the installer.

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview video!

Beams 2.0 screenshot Watch the new features of the beam object in VisualARQ 2.0: the beam joints and the option to define cut planes at beam ends.

VisualARQ projects

basilica_Solin_Vyonyx_VisualARQ Basilica Gospe od Otoka (Solin, Croatia)
Discover the stunning design and subsequent construction of the Basilica Gospe od Otoka, created with Rhino and VisualARQ by Vyonyx architects.

Tips & Tricks

Tags info Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:

May 2016

New VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview video!

VisualARQ Garage door style from Grasshopperjpg With VisualARQ 2.0 you will be able to create new object styles from Grasshopper definitions. Watch an example in the following video:

VisualARQ projects

Water treatment station VisualARQ projects See some of the latest projects created with VisualARQ:

Tips & Tricks

Stair with landing Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:

Rhino in architecture

Hospital in Mexico Facade detail-designed by Rhino VisualARQ Blog:
Learn how this facade was designed in Rhino to reduce pollution in Mexico City.

March 2016

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview videos!

Robie House Roof screenshot 300 The new VisualARQ 2.0 version release date is getting closer. You can already see some of the new features in the following sneak preview videos:

VisualARQ projects

PAUHU_Pavilion Pauhu pavilion:
VisualARQ was used to create the construction drawings of this real project, designed with Rhino and Grasshopper. Read the full press release and see more pictures here.


VA events march 2016 VisualARQ will be present at the following upcoming events:

Tips & Tricks

3D Printer Model Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:

Rhino in architecture

Rest-chapel-exterior VisualARQ Blog:
Have a look at the Chapel of Rest, Graz, a Rhino project by Hofrichter-Ritter Architects.

February 2016

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview videos!

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview_ create a beam style from a Grasshopper definition 300 The new VisualARQ 2.0 version release date is getting closer. You can already see some of the new features through these sneak preview videos:


“Introduction to VisualARQ” - 2016 webinars

VisualARQ webinars 2016 During 2016, we will be offering different webinars that will give you an overview of VisualARQ main features and will let you learn the basics to start working with the program. Check the dates of our upcoming webinars here.


VisualARQ projects

Bathrom design with VisulARQ Design the bathroom of your own house:
In this small project you can see a different use for VisualARQ tools: the design of a bathroom upgrade by Mary Ann and Dale Fugier, the house owners themselves.


Tips & Tricks

How can I create sloped curtain walls Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:


Rhino in architecture

Rhino projects. Institute of Peace. VisualARQ Blog:
Get to know the United States Institute of Peace, by M. Safdie, and how Rhino helped develop this mighty project located in the nearby of the U.S Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

December 2015

VisualARQ 1.9.4 available!

VisualARQ 1.9.4 logo This new service release adds more flexibility to import IFC files and fixes a few bugs.

See the complete list in What's new.

The 1.9.4 version is free for VisualARQ users. Update it here or download the evaluation version.


Feature of the month

Plan and Section views Dynamic 2D Plan and Section views

Generate 2D floor plans, sections and elevation views from any 3D geometry, no matter how complex it is. These 2D drawings update at any change in the model.


VisualARQ projects

Faro de Bibione VisualARQ Faro di Bibione, by Andrea Gavagnin:

This project showcases the workflow of scanning an existing building, visualizing the point cloud in Rhino with Arena 4D and recreating it using BIM elements with VisualARQ.


Tips & Tricks

Shortcut to object properties and styles dialog Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:


Rhino architecture

Porsche-Pavilion-Rhino project in VisualARQ Blog VisualARQ Blog:

Discover the smooth shapes and elegance of the Porsche pavillion, a Rhino project designed by Henn Architekten, in collaboration with landscape architects WES & Partner Landschaftsarchitekten.

November 2015

Learn VisualARQ at your own pace!

Ville Savoye Video Tutorial 300 It's easy! Just go through this step-by-step video tutorial to learn the main VisualARQ features while modeling Le Corbusier's Master Piece The Ville Savoye. In Rhino, you can also check all VisualARQ commands in the Help file available from the VisualARQ menu.


Feature of the month

Curtain walls eNews Curtain Wall
Discover the different parameters and components to create multiple designs of parametric curtain walls. They can be created from curves and have curved panels.


Tips & Tricks

Laberynth closed walls Learn some of the VisualARQ features through the following Tips & Tricks:


VisualARQ projects

Budynek mieszkalny Gdansk Residential building in Gdańsk:
Discover this project designed by Skan Studio, where VisualARQ and Grasshopper were used to create the concept model.


Rhino architecture

Rhino Projects Kunst House Graz VisualARQ Blog:
You may already know the extravagant Kunsthouse in Graz by Sir Peter Cook and Colin Forunier. Did you know it was designed in Rhino?

October 2015

Create BIM objects from Grasshopper

VA-GH Domino screenshot 400 Do you know VisualARQ Grasshopper Components? It is an add-on for Grasshopper that lets you create VisualARQ objects and their styles directly from Grasshopper. Create your own routines with VisualARQ object assemblies. Once these objects are "baked", they become workable VisualARQ objects in Rhino. You can learn how to use it through these simple exercises.


Feature of the month

VisualARQ Section attributes Section attributes
Specify the lineweights, hatch patterns, colors and other attributes for the sectioned areas of VisualARQ and Rhino objects in section and plan views.


Tips & Tricks

ExtractSrf and DupEdge from VA objects Learn some of the VisualARQ features through these Tips & Tricks:


VisualARQ projects

Eventhalle KaAdLab Eventhalle, by KaAdLab Architects:
Discover this project designed by KaAdLab Architects with Rhino and VisualARQ: a pavillion for events in Dresden.


Rhino architecture

J. Meyer H. Mesia Aiport VisualARQ Blog:
Enjoy this Rhino building, a design by J. Meyer H that creates the identity of a city: Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia (Georgia).

September 2015

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VisualARQ 1.9 new features webinar recorded

IFC Import & Export from Revit to Rhino and from Rhino to Revit video Watch the VisualARQ 1.9 new features webinar, held on July 8th 2015, to discover the new features and enhancements from the last VisualARQ 1.9 version:

  • IFC features: Import & Export, tag and Export options to exchange 3D models between Rhino and Revit or ArchiCAD.
  • New Plan View features
  • New Slab object features
  • New way to insert doors and windows
  • New Curtain wall features
  • Create columns from 3D and 2D blocks
  • Overview of VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV


Feature of the month

IFC Tag Ramp 300 IFC tag and Export Options
Since VisualARQ 1.9 version, it is possible to assign properties to objects when they are exported to IFC. This is a key feature for exchanging BIM models between Rhino and other AEC software packages like Revit or ArchiCAD.


Tips & Tricks

Door Control points 300 Learn some of the VisualARQ features through these Tips & Tricks:


VisualARQ projects

Recovery System VisualARQ Recovery System, by Juliana Vargas:
Discover this project created with Rhino and VisualARQ by Juliana Vargas, a young architect from Costa Rica.


Rhino architecture

VisualARQ-Rhino-design-louisiana-sports-hall-fame-northwest-history-museum VisualARQ Blog:
VisualARQ visits an architectural project designed with Rhino by Trahan Architects for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.