VisualARQ.inside.Revit: Transfer VisualARQ models to Revit with Rhino.Inside!

June 03, 2023 2 min read

VisualARQ.inside.Revit:  Transfer VisualARQ models to Revit with Rhino.Inside!

Embrace the unique capabilities of Rhino.Inside.Revit technology that facilitates Rhino, Grasshopper, and VisualARQ to operate as Revit plugins. This is your doorway to using Rhino and VisualARQ for proficient 3D modeling in Revit.

With Grasshopper bridging the gap, VisualARQ objects and Rhino geometry can conveniently be transferred between Rhino and Revit, making your workflow seamless.

The VisualARQ.inside.Revit workflow simplifies this transfer process, supplying you with the necessary Grasshopper definitions for converting all information and geometry with just a solitary click.

By leveraging VisualARQ Grasshopper components within these definitions, you can easily extract the geometry and data of Rhino and VisualARQ objects. Combine these with the Revit-aware components available in Grasshopper through the Rhino.Inside plugin, enabling the real-time generation of all data and geometry within Revit as native Revit object types.

Conversely, VisualARQ Grasshopper components can leverage the geometry and data acquired from the Revit components in Grasshopper, effectively recreating the Revit model in Rhino as VisualARQ objects.

Pre-requisites for this innovative process include:

  • Rhino.Inside plugin
  • Rhino 7
  • VisualARQ 2 for Rhino 7"

Here are some Grasshopper definitions that help you to transfer all the geometry of a VisualARQ model and its information into Revit with just one single click, with no Grasshopper knowledge required. And the other way around too! 

From VisualARQ to Revit

Get your full VisualARQ model in Revit. Objects and styles become Revit object types:

 What does this definition do?

  • Transfers all the VisualARQ objects to Revit
  • Transfers Rhino geometry to Revit
  • Uses the IFC VisualARQ features, so any Rhino geometry tagged with a specific IFC type, will be transferred to Revit as the corresponding object type (in a similar way as if that object was exported to IFC and opened in Revit)
  • For some kinds of objects (walls, slabs, doors, and windows), their styles will be automatically transferred as Revit types, so that they will be Revit native objects
  • Transfer all the VisualARQ parameters associated with objects with their values
  • Update all this information anytime

From Revit to VisualARQ

Transfer your Revit model to VisualARQ. Revit object types become VisualARQ styles.

What does this definition do?

  • Transfers Revit wall, floor, roof, window, and door types as VisualARQ styles.

How to use it?

  • Run Rhino from Revit
  • Open Grasshopper and open the Grasshopper definition.
  • Find the VisualARQ object params components in the top-left area of the definition, and bake them (you can do that by selecting the components, going to Grasshopper menu > Solution > Bake selected)


About VisualARQ

VisualARQ is a fully-integrated Rhino 3D plugin that adds architectural tools to Rhino. Using the accessible and intuitive Rhino interface, VisualARQ provides tools for architects, planners, and interior designers that make the architectural design process and its documentation easy. It also adds parametric 3D architectural objects like walls, columns, doors, windows, and stairs that are suitable for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation. With VisualARQ's feature-based editor you can create and edit your own smart/custom architectural objects.. Learn more.

Feel free to call our experts at 866 362 8970 to find out more about VisualARQ or to request a quote. 

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