VisualARQ Mac Winebottler

(Is) #1

We are a design company for product and interior design and we´re working with Rhino for Mac since all our Computers are Macs and we would love to work with VisualARQ in addition …
Since there is no version for MAC available and also won´t be in the near future, we thought about installing it via Winebottler. Unfortunately it didn’t work …

My questions:

is here anyone who tried the wine bottler program with visualARQ before?

do I have to install the Windows Version for Rhino via Wine Bottler as well in order to use the plugin? or is it possible to use the winebottler-Windows-VisualARQ-Plugin together with Rhino for Mac?

Would be happy to receive any helping answers to this!

(Enric Marquès) #2

Hi @is1,

I haven’t about WineBottler until now, but I think it is just a fork of Wine, a Windows emulator for Unix. I highly doubt that VisualARQ (or even Rhino) works under WineBottler, and if it does, performance will be terrible and you’ll not get any support from Asuni or McNeel because it is an unsupported platform.

If you want to use VisualARQ on a Mac computer, the best option is to use Boot Camp, but it does require you to boot your Mac in Windows, so you cannot use Mac applications at the same time. There is also Parallels and VMware, which they run Windows on Mac virtualized. There is also no support, but I know there are lot of people using Rhino on VMware (Rhino runs better on it than Parallels) without issues (apart from a so-so performance).



(Is) #3

Hi Eric,

thank you for your quick reply.
So except for the boot programs (which I know about… but that way is too complicated in our daily working routine) do you see any possibility to work with different line weights, line types, hatching and additional measuring options etc … wether via a plugin or any other software or way?
Since we are an architecture office, we lack possibilities of professional detailed 2D Drawings in Rhino…



@is1 Ina, VisualARQ provides tools for generating 2D drawings and adding control of line-weighs and hatches for the sectioned areas of objects in seciton. These section attributes can be assigned to the Rhino geometry, from the Section Attributes icon, or to the VisualARQ objects, from the styles dialog.

Take a look at this video:

In addition, VisualARQ provides the Hidden display mode that lets you print the 3D model directly to vector output. You can see an example in this video too:
Kind regards,