Hi @Bogdan_Chipara ,
VisualARQ requires Rhino to run. Not only because it is written on top of it, but also because it uses most of the Rhino features, Grasshopper, layouts, geometry types, file formats compatibility, commands, etc… And of course, other plug-ins to work with.
We could pack Rhino+VisualARQ in a single installer to give the feeling it is a standalone BIM software solution. But you consider this already if you don’t care to install them separately.
What do you mean by “placing VA on top of Rhino is clumsy”?
We develop VisualARQ in the way it integrates as much as possible into the Rhino interface, geometry, and commands. So you just switch from Rhino to BIM as a matter of using different tools in Rhino (in the same way you would switch from 2D curves to 3D geometry.)