VisualARQ is an architectural software that runs as a fully integrated plug-in in Rhinoceros.

VisualARQ adds architectural features and parametric architectural objects  that are suitable for both 3D modeling and 2D documentation.

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Workflow enhancement 5 Replies

1.Quick measure tool for distance and degrees would be nice not to use line tool or angular dimension for somoe quick information.2. VisualARQ toolbar and its shortcut:Also that would be better if we…Continue

Started by Onrender. Last reply by Francesc Salla May 5, 2017.

How to Personalize 2d drawings? 3 Replies

Hi, I really need 2d walls drawing to have a line on their exterior part, covering the hatches.Just like the red lines in the example below:…Continue

Started by Leonardo Pate. Last reply by Francesc Salla Oct 7, 2016.

Some idea for windows, doors 4 Replies

1. Window, door profile for frame as enhance the characteristics of opening type as plastic, metal or timber. Each type of windows has different appearance in case of plastic manufacturer use rounded…Continue

Started by Onrender. Last reply by Francesc Salla Jul 28, 2016.

New VisualARQ Forum

Hi Everybody,The VisualARQ community has moved to the McNeel Forum: …Continue

Started by Francesc Salla Dec 14, 2015.

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Comment by Francesc Salla on July 10, 2014 at 12:30am


You need to assign a transparent material to the glass component of the window you want to render. You can do that from the window styles dialog (run the _vaWindowStyles command to open it), and select the glass component of that window style. This tip adds more information about this topic:


Comment by James Moses on July 9, 2014 at 3:25pm

I'm new to VisualARQ. When I place windows in a wal, l when I render it's not an opening in the wall. It's opaque. What am I doing wrong?

Comment by Francesc Salla on June 11, 2014 at 4:50am

VisualARQ 1.8 available!

More new features than ever!

What's new? 

  • New parametric Curtain Wall object. (Video)
  • Section attributes on VisualARQ and Rhino objects: set the line widths, print colors, hatch patterns, etc. on any kind of geometry for display and printing purposes. (Video)
  • New Level Manager: shows and hides levels easily. (Video)
  • Texture mappings on VisualARQ objects: no need to explode the VisualARQ objects anymore to assign texture materials on them and apply surface, box, cylindrical mappings, etc. More information.
  • New VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP 3 released.
  • Wall layers in 3D: wall layers are now shown in Section views and can have different materials for rendering purposes.
  • Improved IFC exporter: models are much better exported to IFC for Revit, ArchiCAD, Solibri, etc. with a minor loss of information. (More information)
  • New Tag object: displays VisualARQ objects information in 2D labels. (More information)
  • More object styles and beam profiles added: full AISC and European standard beam styles added to VisualARQ templates.
  • Plan View automatic update. (More information)
  • Zoo support: shares VisualARQ licenses among users on the same network workgroup.
  • Help available in Spanish, German, Italian and French

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Comment by Francesc Salla on June 28, 2013 at 12:06am

VisualARQ 1.7.3 available! 

New features:

  • Added support for VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP2.
  • Added mesh, hatch and text support in section and plan views.
  • Doors and windows openings are also subtracted in connected walls (vertical or horizontal).
  • Walls can be created from a closed planar curve.

Download it from here:

Comment by Francesc Salla on May 30, 2013 at 9:00am

VisualARQ Grasshopper Components released!

VisualARQ Grasshopper Components is an add-on for Grasshopper which allows to create and work with VisualARQ architectural objects inside Grasshopper.



Comment by Francesc Salla on March 1, 2013 at 2:16am

Hi all,

There is a new version update (VisualARQ 1.7.1) available at the website.

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.



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