VisualARQ 2 - Version 2.6 released

Hi,

VisualARQ 2.6 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

  • Grasshopper: Components:
    • #9072: Added Space, Section and Section view in the VisualARQ Geometry Pipeline component
    • #9191: Allow a plane as the Position input of the Column component
  • Grasshopper: Styles:
    • #9104: Added support for blocks as output in Grasshopper styles
    • #9103: Added support for meshes as output in Grasshopper styles
  • Level Manager:
    • #7234: Making building visible should disable cut plane
    • #8144: Make create multiple levels easier
    • #6626: Create a level automatically when creating a building
  • Walls:
    • #2705: Change wall layer thickness by object
    • #2234: Wall height by wall layer component
  • #5293: Extend Curtain walls vertically
  • #8922: Option to assign different material to the sides of a slab, wall and roof layers
  • #7755: Subtract multiple boundaries to slabs at once
  • #7372: Let the vaSelSameStyle command select different styles at once
  • #9206: Enable control points when objects are selected
  • #6935: Extension arrow for beams

Changes

  • #3283: Show section line while creating it
  • #3092: Opening Array: No need to ask for the wall anymore
  • #2773: Opening elevation: No need to specify the “end point” anymore
  • #9089: Change string “width” to “size” in opening leaves
  • #9036: Change description of “D” input of Roof Options
  • #9279: Realistic display mode doesn’t allow to see textures when objects are selected

Fixed bugs

  • API: Script:
    • #9145: Typo in method GetSlabLayerThickness
  • Crash:
    • #9233: Crash while creating a Section
    • #9119: Crash activating a section
    • #9118: Crash when CTRL + Double Click on VisualARQ object
    • #9081: Crash when opening a file
    • #9075: Crash when changing viewport tab
  • Dynamic Section:
    • #9261: Section caps don’t show the material texture
    • #9252: Plan section display of blocks is shown displaced in Rhino 5
  • Grasshopper: Component:
    • #8728: Section line text preview is out of its position
  • Help:
    • #9158: Wrong links in the Wall Toolbar in VA HELP
  • IFC:
    • #9092: Slabs open out of their position in IFC file
    • #9091: Geometry missing after opening an IFC file
    • #8618: VisualARQ can’t be loaded
    • #8080: Revise IFC Export with optimized blocks
  • Interface:
    • #9167: Avoid displaying negative 0 values
  • Material:
    • #8412: Material scale bug in Furniture objects from blocks
    • #6860: Error when rendering materials with different assignment by layer / by component
  • Objects:
    • #9179: Double clicking a Rhino geometry in front of a VisualARQ object makes the double click on the VisualARQ object
    • #7092: Control points of VisualARQ objects only have 1 pixel
  • Object: Annotation:
    • #8259: Error when moving an Elevation mark in imperial templates
    • #7944: Error with the text scale of Annotations in mm templates
    • #7850: Preview bug of text size when inserting an Annotation
  • Object: Beam:
    • #9078: Beam cut planes don’t work with curves
    • #9031: Wrong beam rotation
    • #8609: Error of beams join created from nurbs curves
    • #8168: Beam alignment offset doesn’t work when alignment is central
    • #3360: Beam created from Polyline is not created property depending on its alignment
  • Object: Curtain Wall:
    • #9256: Wrong curtain wall with an horizontal division
    • #9241: Crash after changing the style of extended curtain walls
    • #9093: The copy of a Curtain wall moves after the Mirror command
    • #9070: Subtract solid from Curtain wall doesn’t work
    • #8921: Cells are not properly generated with non planar curtain walls
  • Object: Opening Elevation:
    • #9125: Wrong label size of tags in Opening Elevations
    • #9079: Align tags of opening elevations
    • #9076: Crash when running the Opening Elevations command
    • #9054: Opening elevation has wrong reference when not on ground
    • #8874: Some opening elevations don’t show the Aperture representation
    • #8118: Scale error in the references of Opening Elevations
    • #7386: Opening elevations don’t work with GH style openings
    • #7015: Opening elevations don’t show the opening side correctly
    • #3155: Openings from blocks are not drawn in Opening Elevations
  • Object: Openings:
    • #91298: Openings are detached from walls after a fillet
    • #9128: Openings are detached from walls after a split
    • #9089: Change string “width” to “size” in opening leaves
    • #8298: Error when deleting profile sizes that are being used by objects in the model
    • #6956: Windows from curves are generated rotated
  • Object: Plan View:
    • #9028: Very slow update of a plan view when there are tiny text objects
    • #8018: Text size error when creating a plan view of a space
  • Object: Roof:
    • #6998: Cannot specify axis of “gable” roof when creating it
  • Object: Section:
    • #9121: Sections don’t generate section faces and strange shapes appear
    • #8913: Sections are not assigned to the specified default object layer
    • #3283: Show section line while creating it
  • Object: Slab:
    • #9196: Solid hatch pattern is not visible in Slabs in section
    • #8922: Assign different material to the sides of a slab layer
    • #7755: Subtract multiple boundaries to slabs at once
    • #9195: Slab disappears after an update
  • Object: Space:
    • #8974: Spatial element is not recognized by the space when it is placed completely inside it
    • #8127: Space label texts are generated very small
  • Object: Table:
    • #8845: Rhino “Model space scale” of the “Dimension style” is not working in VisualARQ texts
  • Object: Wall:
    • #9127: Wall created from mirroring another wall doesn’t intersect with others
    • #9102: Incorrect wall extension when objects are below 0
    • #9083: Wall disappears after adding a layer to its style
    • #8737: Doors don’t detect the wall path curve in wall from solid
    • #8457: An intersection line is visible between two walls after an extension
    • #7960: Error extending walls to elements with solid modifiers
    • #7510: Wrong opening of windows in curved walls
    • #7078: Error when doing wall split on a wall from a solid
    • #6510: Wall intersection issues
    • #3313: Wall: Extend doesn’t work with a polysurface
    • #3250: Door is not visible in plan view when the host wall is lower than the cut plane height
  • Object: Window:
    • #8579: “Interior extension” on sill does not work, always uses “Exterior extension” value
  • Other:
    • #7229: Save “User Text” in VisualARQ objects
  • Print:
    • #9155: Vector print error
    • #9133: Missing edges of geometry when printing to vector output from the model space
    • #8531: Texts of dimensions are printed rotated
  • Render:
    • #9257: Rhino crashes after render
    • #9000: V-Ray doesn’t render materials applied by style
    • #8451: Curtain walls don’t show properly Thea Render materials
    • #6699: Render the model in section
  • View:
    • #9279: Realistic display mode doesn’t allow to see textures when objects are selected
    • #9135: Weird behavior when dragging or copying objects in Hidden display

Notes

  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.6 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.
  • This release is compatible with Lands Design RC (Release Candidate). Any previous version is not compatible and may cause stability issues.

Enjoy!

Enric

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Hi,
I have found that offsets for individual wall layers don’t work when windows are inserted

CourtainWallExtend command works fine except that it gives strange results for “Glass partition” style

Hello,
The next issue is with the structural type: the horizontal supports don’t behave properly with not so horizontal borders, when extended upwards or downwards. They just try to stay horizontal… The vertical ones neatly fit to upper border, but with the bottom ones something is wrong…




Cheers, Jaro

Hi @Tomek_Wloga,

I cannot reproduce the issue:

There must be something else that is causing this bug.
Can you send me the model to visualarq@asuni.com so I can take a look?

Again, can you send us the model?

Thanks,

Enric

Hi @jerry.bakowski,

Can you send us the model to visualarq@asuni.com?

Thanks,

Enric

Hi @Tomek_Wloga,

I have been able to reproduce the layer offset issue. Wrappings needs to be enabled:

image

I’ll try to fix it for 2.6.1.

Enric

Hi @Tomek_Wloga and @jerry.bakowski,

We have fixed some of the errors what you reported here:

  • Wall layer thickness on walls with windows inserted and wrappings enabled.
    image

  • Curtain wall extension to bottom objects:
    image

The missing glass partitions may be fixed as well, but we need your file in order to test it.

Regarding the missing support in the extended cells, you’re right, this feature hasn’t been implemented yet. It is working fine for the frame object, but we have yet to implement it for support. We have added it to our wish list, so I think it will probably be fixed for VisualARQ 2.7.

Here is the latest build of VisualARQ 2.6.1 for Rhino 6:
https://visualarq.s3.amazonaws.com/download/visualarq-2.6.1.13578-rhino6-setup-snapshot.msi

Please try it and let us know if ti works.

Thanks,

Enric

Hello Enric,
I have installed the new version and just sent you a mail with some notes.
Regards, Jaro