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VisualARQ Grasshopper Components


VisualARQ Grasshopper Components

VisualARQ Grasshopper Components allows to create and work with VisualARQ architectural objects inside Grasshopper.

You can create easily walls, doors, windows, openings, beams, columns, roofs, slabs, stairs and railings and obtain their information (area, volume, length, etc...)

Once the VisualARQ geometry is baked, it turns into workable VisualARQ objects inside Rhino. Then you can use the VisualARQ features to create section drawings, floor plans, schedule tables, etc.. and export the full model in IFC file format into BIM platforms such as Revit, ArchiCAD, Tekla, etc...

The VisualARQ Grasshopper Components are automatically installed when installing VisualARQ.

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Create walls, doors and windows.

See in the following video a simple example of how to create walls, doors and windows with the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components: 


Discussion Forum

Trim walls/ slabs/ columns etc 5 Replies

Dear VisualArq, how we can trim wall or column like it could be done in Archicad with boolean tools?Continue

Tags: boolean, wall, trim, arq, visual

Started by Roman Bablowsky. Last reply by Francesc Salla Feb 10, 2023.

Layer order reversed when baking 2 Replies

Hi!I encountered this problem when baking from the wall component in VisualARQ:The order of the layers gets reversed from what is shown in the GH preview.I am attaching a file that replicates the…Continue

Tags: layers, wall, VisualARQ

Started by Guillermo Ramírez. Last reply by Guillermo Ramírez Apr 24, 2019.

Problem when baking walls created with wall extend component of VisualArq 4 Replies

I have a problem with the walls created with the wall extend component that I have used to extend a regular wall to a roof. The result of the baking to Rhino is only the lower part of the wall. Continue

Started by Orlando Carlos Olmos. Last reply by Francesc Salla Apr 12, 2019.

Elefront - visualarq 1 Reply

Hi Francesc,I am trying to do thing like in this video below, when everything is parametric inside grasshopper and all objects are the real things not a grasshopper prebaked object. But i find out…Continue

Tags: visualarq, Elefront

Started by Ardillas Nuh Ambal. Last reply by Kinan Mar 19, 2019.

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Comment by Francesc Salla on July 19, 2019 at 1:08am

VisualARQ objects Pipeline available in VisualARQ 2.5! 

Comment by Francesc Salla on April 12, 2019 at 5:57am

Hello all, since VisualARQ 2.4 version it is possible to generate section views directly from Grasshopper. This allows automatic creation of the facades of a project ( or the Section drawings of a room (

Comment by Francesc Salla on March 23, 2016 at 5:14am

Hi all, I'll be presenting the lastest development on VisualARQ tools for Grasshopper at the Grasshopper UK User meeting in London (18th April), the day before the Shape To Fabtication event.

More information here:

You are all welcome to come!

Comment by Francesc Salla on May 18, 2015 at 4:56am

Hi all,

There is a new version of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components available: WIP4

This new release requires VisualARQ 1.9: (

 New features of VA-GH Components WIP4: 

  • General properties (Name, Tag, Description...) on VisualARQ objects can be modified.
  • Added "Space Param" and "Deconstruct Profile" components.
  • Doors, windows and openings can be inserted in Curtain Walls.
  • Doors, windows and openings can be inserted freely with no need to be attached to a wall or a curtain wall.
  • Added the option to get the sizes list from any object style (image below).

Comment by Francesc Salla on January 21, 2015 at 7:29pm

Hi Connie,

Right now it is not possible to put names on Spaces components. We'll try to make it possible in the next version release.

Spaces can't be displayed in vertical sections since they are planar representations on the XY plane. In the next VisualARQ 1.9 version you will be able to create slab styles, if you want to do that workaround. 

If you meant spaces in horizontal sections, as soon as you bake the space component, you will see its hatch pattern according to its attributes settings defined by the space style.


Comment by connie starfield on January 21, 2015 at 6:53pm

Hi Francesc,

Another question, is it possible to see spaces in section as hatches?

As a workaround I was going to create slab styles but it doesn't look like I can, is it possible to edit slab styles?

this has the potential to be a very great tool,


Comment by connie starfield on January 20, 2015 at 11:27pm

Hi Francesc,

I am trying to name a space in my grasshopper script. Is this possible?

Comment by Francesc Salla on January 8, 2015 at 2:48am

Hi all,

You can see in the following video how to split a VisualARQ beam in different parts using a simple definition. 

Comment by Francesc Salla on March 25, 2014 at 2:24am

Hi Fernando, the VisualARQ GH Components WIP 3 is still not released. It will be available in food4rhino when VisualARQ 1.8 is released too, in a few days.



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