VisualARQ 2 - Version 2.8 released


VisualARQ 2.8 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

Here is the list of changes:


  • License:
    • #7821: Cloud Zoo support :new:
  • Attributes:
    • #9711: Overhead line attributes :new:
  • Object: Wall:
    • #8601: Add wall bottom vertical extension arrow :new:


  • License:
    • #9732: Allow user to enter a license in the welcome window


  • Attributes:
    • #9750: “Hidden” line-type is always created in non-English documents
    • #9688: Set some specific Overhead attributes in templates
  • Crash:
    • #9644: Changing the Edge Cut property of a roof style makes Rhino crash
  • File:
    • #9711: AutoSave fails many times until it succeeds
  • Grasshopper: Component:
    • #9726: Change Position param from point to plane in element and furniture components
    • #9722: Rename VARQ Pipeline to VisualARQ Pipeline
    • #9718: SetPropery cannot set the value of a boolean a parameter
    • #9670: VisualARQ Explode doesn’t return the products of a roof
    • #9653: Grasshopper Wall Component not working on some poly-curves
    • #9476: Plan View component doesn’t work
  • Grasshopper: Style:
    • #9638: Grasshopper Style subcomponent name changes when a parameter value is changed
  • IFC:
    • #9227: Openings appear far away from their position
  • Interface:
    • #9696: Images on license and about dialogs are distorted or aliased in HiDPI monitors
  • Layout:
    • #9624: Plan reference view of an element is rotated
  • Object:
    • #9689: Default Plan visibility settings of VisualARQ objects
    • #7001: Objects above cut plane with Plan visibility set to “Inside level” are not visible in plan views
  • Object: Beam:
    • #9702: Connected beams that almost parallel fail to generate
  • Object: Column:
    • #9407: vaSubtractSolids command not working properly on columns with spheres
  • Object: Curtain Wall:
    • #9606: Extended curtain wall loses vertical frames
    • #9558: Top frame of the curtain wall is flipped when it is extended
    • #9529: Gap between glass and frame in curtain wall
    • #9313: Extended curtain walls created from curve but with flat panels create strange unions between the different parts of its top and bottom frames
    • #9077: Transforming a leaned curtain Wall changes its shape
    • #8585: Error after subtracting solid from curtain wall
  • Object: Slab:
    • #9455: When moving circular holes in slabs the seam point moves twice the distance
  • Object: Space:
    • #8969: Spaces ignore curtain wall supports
  • Object: Stair:
    • #9749: Stair step numbers are too big in imperial documents
    • #9691: Balanced stairs should have the insert point aligned with the tread slab
    • #9687: Wrong plan view representation of stair
    • #9611: Stair step numbers are not visible in plan view
    • #9317: Creating a balanced stair removes bottom-most riser
    • #8709: Wrong stair generation depending on the number of steps
    • #8659: Stair steps added to landings don’t fit properly on corners
    • #8606: Default stair style should have a slab
    • #8581: Error in steps in a stair landing
  • Object: Wall:
    • #9716: Wall layer offset changes from negative to positive after moving or copying the wall
    • #9709: Segments of walls missing in top view
    • #9706: Lines and layers missing of walls with cut plane enabled
  • Print:
    • #9720: Viewports in Arctic display mode prints black
  • View:
    • #9457: Display issue with validation dialog with HiDPI monitors


  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.8 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.




I found out that Rhino crashes every time I move space objects created with the previous version. I installed the latest version on a new PC so I’m not sure if that has something to do with it.

Hi @ehta.mikko, can you share the model with us, and indicate the steps to reproduce the crash? (

Problem with older version file

Hi, I have a file with last save date in 26/03 (Probabily in version 2.6), after update to 2.8 when i open this file I can’t select any object in the viewport mode “Hidden”.

@evandroj.gomes please send us also that file so we can figure out what’s happening.

I sent you an e-mail with the file.

I sent the file by email

Hi @ehta.mikko and @evandroj.gomes, @fsalla the error you notified has been just fixed. It will be available in the next VisualARQ 2.8.1 upgrade soon.