VisualARQ 2 - Version 2.9 released (for Rhino 5, 6 and 7)


VisualARQ 2.9 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:


  • Added Rhino 7 support  :new:  (latest version from October 21st, 2020 or later is required)
  • Added Russian translation  :new:


  • IFC:
    • #9908: Change “IfcElementQuantity” to “BaseQuantity”
  • Installer:
    • #10070: Evaluation version of 90 days
  • Style:
    • #10148: Option to choose file format for .VAL library files
  • Grasshopper: Component:
    • #9717: Support mesh as an output on the VisualARQ Explode Grasshopper component


  • Attributes:
    • #9836: When copying a sectioned object the section attributes are lost until the object is updated
  • Block:
    • #10042: Beams inside blocks lose their parameters after exploding a copy-pasted block
    • #10032: Style from block not going to layer specified in attributes
  • Crash:
    • #10116: Crash when two groups have the same name with different case
  • Grasshopper: Component:
    • #10139: The Update Property component does not work with referenced polysurfaces
    • #10059: VisualARQ objects don’t work with the Block Definition component
    • #10056: Baking a block with a name that already exists in the document fail
    • #10047: Baking a wall style doesn’t overwrite the existing one in the document
    • #9843: I can’t make multiple selections of object styles from style Params
    • #9721: VisualARQ Pipeline component text is too big on HiDPI monitors
  • Grasshopper: Style:
    • #9881: Values set to an element are remembered when changing a parameter from “By Object” to “By Style”
    • #9768: Slider limits are not updating after changing them and reloading this file
    • #9767: Changes on slider value doesn’t update in a style when the definition file is reloaded
    • #8792: Panel component appears as output in the style wizard
  • IFC:
    • #10119: Windows don’t perform openings after opening an IFC file
    • #10060: Doors are exported (or imported) with a wrong alignment
    • #9890: Wrong I profile parameters mapping when importing IFC
    • #9845: Spaces are always exported to IFC, even when the IFC Type is set to None
    • #9654: Mirrored beams and columns exported to IFC with wrong profile rotation
  • Installer:
    • #10122: Cannot set license mode to “Cloud” in silent mode
    • #9997: Rhino takes a long time to start when executed from the VisualARQ icon on the Start Menu
  • Layout:
    • #9446: Layout Print Preview is wrong in Plan Views
  • Object:
    • #10138: VisualARQ objects are regenerated after running the Fillet command on two curves
    • #10051: Control points of preselected objects remain active after running a command
    • #8351: Model orbit performance is very slow
  • Object: Annotation:
    • #9642: Changes on texts style in annotation styles do not apply
  • Object: Beam:
    • #9841: Slow file with a huge amount of beams
  • Object: Column:
    • #9877: Bad mesh on columns with solid modifiers on millimeter documents
    • #9652: Bug when mirroring a column created from block
  • Object: Curtain Wall:
    • #10048: The frame of a Curtain wall created from a circle is not generated
    • #9960: Malformed curtain wall bottom frame when the curtain wall is extended
    • #9930: Curtain wall divisions should keep their size after extending to surfaces
    • #9896: Missing panels on an extended curved curtain wall
    • #9895: Curtain wall extended to beam error
    • #9826: Wrong curtain wall top extension
    • #9786: The curtain wall’s frame is missed when extending to the bottom
    • #9645: Malformed curtain wall bottom frame when it is extended
    • #9314: The glass of extended curved curtain walls doesn’t fit exactly in the middle of the mullions/frame
  • Object: Door:
    • #10131: Door does not perform opening on curtain wall after moving it
  • Object: Element:
    • #9796: vaElement command doesn’t take into account the current CPlane’s normal
  • Object: Opening Elevation:
    • #9700: Opening elevations of openings with Grasshopper style disappear after updating them
  • Object: Plan View:
    • #7754: Generate dimensions in plan views
  • Object: Roof:
    • #10102: Bug when mirroring a roof
    • #10029: Hip roof extension arrow goes to the bottom
    • #9643: Roof from surfaces doesn’t get the right “Edge Cut Type”
  • Object: Space:
    • #9847: Space does not identify the surrounding walls.
  • Object: Stair:
    • #9882: Stair landings with steps fails if the turn is to the left
    • #9737: Wrong generation of landing when it is set to type Steps and Count 0
  • Object: Table:
    • #10168: Document parameters don’t appear in the parameter list of the table style source even if the type curve is selected
    • #10167: Document parameters don’t appear in the parameter list of the table source when the type is “any”
    • #10155: “Surface or polysurface” object type is displayed as “open polysurface” in tables
    • #10086: Custom parameters can’t be listed in a table for curves
  • Performance:
    • #10091: Slow performance when activating a specific section
  • Style:
    • #10120: Crash after inserting a .VAL file


  • These are the required Rhino versions to install VisualARQ:
    • Rhino 5 SR 6 or later.
    • Rhino 6 SR14 or later.
    • Rhino 7 Beta 7.0.20295.18003 (21/10/2020) or later.
  • File format hasn’t been changed in this release. Files saved with VisualARQ 2.9 can be opened with VisualARQ 2.3 or greater.
  • If you have Lands Design installed, it’s recommended to upgrade it to the latest version Lands Design 5.3.




Hi I updated to 2.9 on R6 but got an error loading VisualARQ.rhp : plug-in initialization failed. Tried repair but didn’t work. R7 is fine tho.

Hi @hoganjasonlee1, check this out:

Fixed it. Thanks!