VisualARQ is a fully-integrated Rhino 3D plugin that adds architectural tools to Rhino 6.0. 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.
VisualARQ integrates easily and intuitively into your design work flow. You can work in two or three dimensions and view the 3D model or the 2D representation at the same time.
Freeform architecture modeling
Freeform modelling Powered by Rhino – Convert any freeform geometry into an informed object with VisualARQ.
VisualARQ objects support NURBS and can be created from NURBS geometry.
Define your workflow with the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components. Automate object and object style creation through visual programming.
Flexible BIM features
Add BIM to Rhino. Object styles to control information and parameters, IFC for interoperability between teams and applications.
Dynamic and precise documentation always available from the VisualARQ 3d model
Parametric architectural objects
Work with BIM objects such as walls, curtain walls, beams, columns, openings, stairs and other custom objects driven by parametric properties and styles.
Easy management and user interface
Organize your project by levels, sections, layers, sheets, templates, and more through user friendly dialogs.
Assign materials, activate sections and generate great architectural views of your project.
File format’s support, floating network licenses, external references and more….
Grasshopper Styles - Create new VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions
Hidden line 2D vector drawings - Just print the 3D model in Perspective, Section and Plan views for a real time 2D vector output
Custom Parameters - Create new parameters and add information to Rhino and VisualARQ objects so you can generate quantity takeoffs
Section Manager - Manage the sections in your model as you manage levels with the Level Manager
New Element and Furniture objects - New objects to generate parametric custom objects with different representations in 2D and 3D
New Annotation object - New 2D parametric element for symbols and annotations in 2D drawings
Add + Subtract solids - Do Boolean unions and differences between Rhino solids and any VisualARQ object without losing their parametric properties
Beam joints and end cuts - Beams calculate intersections and beam cuts can be defined at ends
New Roof features - Roof intersections, roofs from surfaces, and multilayer roof styles
Object selection commands - New commands to easily select VisualARQ objects of the same type
Support for external references - Fixed bugs related to VisualARQ support of objects in blocks and external references
Dockable insert dialogs - Improved insert dialogs that can be docked for a better workflow
New Tag and Section symbols - Symbols for tags and section arrows can be customized
VisualARQ Trial Software Download
Test VisualARQ before you make your purchasing decision.
In order to work properly, your copy of VisualARQ requires:
McNeel Rhino 6 for Windows and Mac The most powerful NURBS 3D CAD Industrial Design and modeling tool with full support from McNeel. Rhino 6.0 license now comes with Grasshopper included.
VisualARQ also works with the Rhino 7 WIP version.