VisualARQ Display Modes & Complex Geometry

I’m in the middle of modelling a typical office cross-section and discovered that the honeycomb shades in the background seem to take a while to load (anywhere from 30s to 5 min) when entering any of the VisualARQ display modes for the first time.

Honeycomb Shade.3dm (1.9 MB)

Originally, it was baked out of Grasshopper as a polysurface; rebuilding it as a closed extrusion seemed to improve the speed slightly. Is there anything that can be done about this?

I’d also like to know if there are plans to improve the hidden line mode for perspective outputs.

Hidden Line Print.pdf (950.1 KB)

There seems to be quite a lot of drawing errors for objects far away as well as objects with little depth ie sheet metal thin surfaces. As of right now, Make2d still seems better for perspectivals and axo/isos with less linework clean-up involved.

Hi @himwailai,
I can open the file and show it in Hidden/Realistic/Conceptual display mode (VisualARQ display modes) in a blink of an eye. Of course, the model you have shared is a simplified version of what you show in the screenshot. Could you share the original one, just in case there is something else causing this lag? Which Rhino and VisualARQ version do you have? Please install the VisualARQ 2.11 version if you dont’ have it.
Regarding the printing quality when you use the Hidden display mode, you will get better results if you increase the output dpi of your printer. The size of the paper also matters since the 2D output result is meant to look correctly if you print the result on a physical paper. If you zoom in deeply in a pdf result, you might see hairy and unconnected pieces of lines.

Hello Francesc,

I’ve updated VisualARQ to 2.11 and the long loading times seem to have cleared up, thanks.

As for printing, I 've tested printing at larger sizes (A0 and up to 3000dpi) yet a large amount of artifacts /errors seem to still persist in the drawing. Is this normal?

Hidden Line Print 3000dpi.pdf (2.1 MB)

Hi @himwailai ,
I don’t know if this can be improved. If you can share the file we can check it out and see if we can improve it. You can share it here or send it to