VisualARQ 2 - Version 2.5 released

Hi,

VisualARQ 2.5 is now available for download.

This release includes some new features and solves most of the issues reported by users. Please report any problem or suggestion here or send us an email to visualarq@asuni.com.

Here is the list of changes:

New features:

  • VisualARQ Script API: exposed 300 new methods to operate with:
    • Profiles
    • Door and Door styles
    • Window and Window styles
    • Slab and Slab styles
    • Beam and Beam styles
    • Column and Column styles
  • Grasshopper: Components:
    • Added Geometry Pipeline component.
    • Added Object Parameter component.
    • Added Block Definition component.
  • Grasshopper: Styles:
    • Parameters take into account sliders range.

Changes:

  • Rhino 6 SR14 is now required.

Fixed bugs:

  • Attributes:
    • #8925: Hatch patterns are not displayed in section attributes until they are used in the Document
    • #8919: Section attributes are not displayed on objects shown in plan views
  • Block:
    • #8882: Crash when inserting a VisualARQ model
    • #8875: VisualARQ objects are duplicated when linked blocks are updated on open
  • Crash:
    • #8994: Model crashes while creating plan view
    • #8988: Crash while dragging a wall with texture
    • #8864: Crash when opening a file
      *#8863: Crash opening a file
  • Dimension:
    • #8220: Error when dimensioning VisualARQ objects from page layout
  • Dynamic Section:
    • #8698: Error when drawing the dynamic section of a transparent object
  • File:
    • #8982: I cannot open this file
    • #8966: I cannot open this file
  • Grasshopper: Component:
    • #9035: Roof is created offseted from the input curve
    • #9017: VisualARQ Thickness component
    • #9014: Set Property doesn’t work with a parameter that comes from a GH style
    • #9012: Update Property doesn’t work with Custom Parameter
    • #9006: Custom profiles for openings in GH are rotated
    • #8980: Get the plane of a VisualARQ object
    • #8967: The Create Hatch component shows a different preview than the baked result
    • #8954: Set/Get Property components don’t recognize parameters from GH styles
    • #8939: Get Property (value) doesn’t recognize empty Parameters
    • #8938: Set Property component doesn’t work with Rhino objects
    • #8935: Alignment offset for Opening from GH
    • #8923: Missing Section View Style parameter component
    • #8902: Preview of Blocks generated in GH are wrong
    • #8890: Error when assigning a new custom parameter to Brep
    • #8889: Error when assigning a Document custom parameter to a BRep in GH
    • #8881: Error when baking Block Instance created from Block definition component
    • #8814: Property Names component doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag component
    • #8813: Get Property doesn’t work with geometry from IFC Tag components
    • #8810: Change icon, name and description for the component “Add object Parameter”
    • #8808: Hide intersection properties in GH “Get Property Names” component
    • #8796: Get Property value from Profile component returns Null
    • #8795: Error when getting property names of profiles
    • #8790: Error in wall Component
    • #8772: Move component GhVaParameterGetObject to TbGh
    • #8749: “Get Property Names” Component doesn’t recognize some parameters from GH styles
    • #8723: Some Object Parameter values from a referenced object are not identified.
    • #8686: SetProperty component doesn’t work with “standard” referenced styles
    • #8684: Get Property Names Grasshopper component doesn’t return similar values for styles and objects
    • #5996: Geometry PipeLine for VisualARQ objects
  • Grasshopper: Style:
    • #9021: Wrong scaling of the input geometry
    • #9020: Wrong texts on the Parameters steps for the geometry inputs
    • #9018: Sliders with Min value different from 0 don’t get converted between units
    • #8941: A furniture object is scaled in plan views
    • #8712: Default input values of a GH custom style get converted between units the each time you edit
    • #8626: Grasshopper custom styles don’t respect the limits of their parameter values
    • #8588: Error when editing a GH door style created in different units than the document
    • #8564: Error when referencing a Block definition in GH
  • IFC:
    • #8915: Wrong geometry import from IFC file
    • #8907: Wrong IFC geometry import
    • #8888: Rotated windows after importing IFC file
    • #8676: Missing Ifc information about joints/connections between beams
    • #6663: IFC windows do not generate a void in the wall
  • Interface:
    • #8861: Update message in Viewer mode splash window
    • #8824: Icons in Level Manger are distorted in monitor with 3440*1440 resolution
  • Layout:
    • #8996: Geometry disappears in page Layout after activating the Print Preview
    • #8417: It’s difficult to select objects in Detail views in Hidden display
    • #7848: Problems to regenerate Plan views in Detail viewports
  • Level:
    • #9039: Crash after activating the plan view reference
  • Material:
    • #9047: Wall renders black
    • #8997: Crash when changing the texture mapping scale of a box
    • #8990: Glass components don’t get the proper material
    • #8843: Texture mapping changes are only visible after vaUpdate
  • Menu:
    • #8878: The link to VA Styles in food4Rhino doesn’t work in some languages
  • Object:
    • #8987: Properties panel values don’t update until deselecting and selecting again the object
    • #8978: VisualARQ objects don’t support baked (procedural) textures
    • #8944: After pasting VA objects into a new file VisualARQ cannot load
    • #8035: Some objects are scaled incorrectly when inserting a file
  • Object: Beam:
    • #8884: Beam is not visible when inserted
    • #8799: Error mirroring beams
  • Object: Column:
    • #9046: Column doesn’t intersect with a wall
  • Object: Curtain Wall:
    • #8620: Wrong Curtain Walls height by style in mm and inches templates
  • Object: Openings:
    • #6596: A window doesn’t create the opening in a wall
  • Object: Plan View:
    • #8896: Text of Elevation Mark distorted in Plan view
    • #7639: Some odd rectangles with solid hatch appear in plan views
  • Object: Roof:
    • #8968: Roof from Surface generates a very complex object
    • #8838: Roofs are not intersected when creating a block
    • #8673: Error with the vaRoofSubtract command
  • Object: Section:
    • #8977: Reference Text field of Sections doesn’t accept empty values
  • Object: Section View:
    • #8905: Section View is generated without taking the proper layer state
    • #8887: Open polysurface shows up with section fill in section view
    • #8825: Missing hatch pattern in section of a wall
    • #8548: A seam edge of a cilinder is generated in a section view
  • Object: Slab:
    • #7379: Slab doesn’t appear back after undo
  • Object: Space:
    • #8959: If I change the text size of a Space object the box containing it remains the same size
    • #8853: I cannot create Spaces in this model
    • #8773: Spaces don’t work when they are limited by one continuous wall
    • #8761: Space from pick point doesn’t recognize boundary at once
    • #8760: Error on Space when setting a curve as Spatial Element
  • Object: Table:
    • #8989: Tables in mm template are too small
  • Object: Wall:
    • #9045: Window doesn’t perform the opening in a wall
    • #9016: Wrong display of Single hatch pattern in walls
    • #9011: Intersection error between wall and column
    • #8992: Wall Extend to slab doesn’t work
    • #8904: Wall joint icon is not appearing
    • #8859: Wall extend to roof and slab doesn’t work
    • #8574: Change the term isolation by insulation in the wall layer function information
    • #8502: After splitting a wall that was extended, one of its parts unextends.
    • #5223: Error when extending a wall to a beam
  • Other:
    • #8697: Doors and windows are not strictly aligned with walls
  • Parameter:
    • #8837: Values from custom parameters are deleted if you change the data type
    • #8744: If the value of a parameter is set to the letter “B” the words “By Style” remain in the input field
  • Print:
    • #9044: I takes nearly 4 minutes to print a page to vector output
    • #9038: White stripes cover the printing result
    • #9037: Same hatch prints in different scale in plan or section view
    • #9029: Polysurface is printed hollow
    • #8911: Problem when printing objects with Solid Hatch pattern
    • #8835: VisualARQ objects from inserted files are not printed in vector output
    • #8740: Hidden vector output displays an incorrect color
    • #8716: Missing 2D curves when printing a 2D drawing to vector in Hidden display
    • #8702: Dimension arrowheads are not printer in vector output with RhinoPDF printer
    • #8545: Printing error of a cone in vector output
    • #8537: Printing error in black and white
    • #8431: Some round columns are not printed properly
    • #8392: Missing edge when printing a solid to vector output
    • #8360: Missing lines when printing to vector output
    • #8170: Stair step numbers are not printed correctly
    • #8023: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7533: Errors when printing to vector output
    • #7295: Vector output printing errors with dimensions, leaders and lines
    • #6846: Error when printing a torus to vector output
    • #6710: Vector output printing errors
    • #6469: Problem when printing in Rendered display mode objects with a Solid section hatch pattern
  • Render:
    • #8951: vaUpdate clears the texture mapping values for Octane render
    • #7472: A window glass pane is not rendered transparent
  • Style:
    • #8789: Do not show object selected in the preview of the style editor
  • Template:
    • #8785: Beam and column EURO-CHS profile sizes have wrong radius value
    • #8719: Wrong sizes in Round beam style
  • View:
    • `#9026``: Wrong print preview color in Hidden display mode
    • #9002: Texture mapping position changes after moving the wall it is applied to
    • #8986: Objects are shown hollow in section
    • #8963: Object is shown highlighted when another object is selected
    • #8962: Wrong display order of transparent objects while the view is rotated
    • #8893: Hatch covers contour curves on Hidden display mode
    • #8891: Error of preview of solid hatches in styles dialog
    • #8847: Sectioned objects are not capped in Realistic display mode
    • #8840: There is no preview when trying to select coincident objects in ghosted view mode
    • #8735: Mesh edges show up after moving an object
    • #8535: Selecting different points is not possible in Hidden display mode
    • #8432: Bug in Realistic display mode when showing objects
    • #8250: Print preview error of hatch colors when printing from model space

Notes:

  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.5 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.
  • This release requires Lands Beta IX, previous versions are not compatible and commands may not work or cause stability issues.

Enjoy!

Enric

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Enric, this is a really impressive list, thank you :slight_smile:
Cheers, Jaro

Enric buenos dias

Impresionante !

muchas gracias