VisualARQ 2 - Version 2.0.16 released


VisualARQ 2.0.16 is now available for download.

This is a minor release that solves most of the issues reported by users. Please report any problem or suggestion here or send us an email to

Here is the list of changes:

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.


  • 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 are 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 the first field of the table.
  • Annotation objects with the “Clipping” section attribute set to false may be hidden by coplanar geometry like slabs.
  • Hatch 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 objects inside blocks or linked files are not shown correctly in plan and section views.