VisualARQ Grasshopper Components

VisualARQ Grasshopper Components is an add-on for Grasshopper which 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...


  • Rhino 5 SR6 (32 or 64-bit)
  • Grasshopper 0.9.0014 (or later version) (Download)
  • VisualARQ 1.9 (Download)




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Plug-in rating:
Average: 3.6 (14 votes)
Title Release Notes
VisualARQ Grasshopper Components 32 bit
WIP 4  
Version: WIP 4
Language: English
VisualARQ Grasshopper Components 64 bit
WIP 4  
Version: WIP 4
Language: English
Plug-In videos:
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selma bendekkiche's picture

thank you great thing thks


henrikevers's picture


I have trouble installing this plugin.

When I run the installer it pops up with a message: "This plug-in requires VisualARQ 1.8( or later).

I have VisualARQ installed in C:\Program Files\AsuniCAD\VisualARQ 1.8\RHINO5x64

and running on Rhino 5 SR9 64-bit

with Grasshopper 0.9.0076

How do I solve this?



F.Salla's picture


Make sure you are installing the proper VisualARQ Grasshopper Components version (64-bit) corresponding to the Rhino 5 and VisualARQ version you have.


All ready solved,thanx a lot!

hey,guys,i use the latest gh,version.But,when i install the VARQ components,i cannot find it in grasshopper.Anyone knows the reason?

F.Salla's picture

Hi ctctwin, 

You need to have VisualARQ loaded in order to see the VisualARQ tab in Grasshopper. Just close GH, load VisualARQ by typing any VisualARQ command (e.g vaWall) or by opening a new file from a VisualARQ template. Open GH again and the VisualARQ tab should appear then.


hemansson's picture


I followed the advice above but it doesent seem to work.

My components still dont show up...

F.Salla's picture

Hi Hemansson,

We have recently released a new version of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components (WIP 3), that requires the latest VisualARQ version (1.8.2). Make sure you have that version installed and then download and install the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components. Open Rhino, run a VisualARQ command (in order to load VisualARQ), and open Grasshopper. The VisualARQ tab should appear in the Grasshopper interface. Let me know if it doesn't.


Lalo23's picture

Hi, I've installed the plug in today, so it's supposed to be the new version, but it doesn't works

F.Salla's picture


Try the following steps in order: 

1. Download and install VisualARQ 1.8.2. (Make sure you have Rhino 5 sr6 or later version)

2. Download and install VisualARQ Grasshopper Components, WIP 3.

3. Open Rhino and load VisualARQ (by running any VisualARQ command e.g. _vaWall)

4. Open Grasshopper.

Do the VisualARQ Components show up at GH interface?

Jojo's picture

This plugin is awsome! Thanks for sharing it!
I still didn't have the time to analyse it deeply, but I already have had some issues. Like, when I select a Patch Curve for the beams, it can only be curve, not line. Is that correct or am I using it wrong?


Many Thanks,


Thomas Takeuchi

F.Salla's picture

Hi Thomas, thanks for your kind words.

Beams should be able to be created with any kind of curve (2D and 3D curves, lines, polylines, polycurves, etc...) Please attach an image or the .gh file to in order we can figure out what might be going wrong.


the list of my Wall Style component has just the standart wall type, no can I load them in?
F.Salla's picture
Hi Patric, The wall style component displays the current wall styles existing in the document you are working on. To see the full library of Wall styles, close Grasshopper and start a new document using a VisualARQ template. You can edit or create new wall styles from the Wall Styles dialog box, in VisualARQ (_vaWallStyles command). If you don't want to start a new document, you can generate a .val (VisualARQ library file) from a different document, which contains all object styles (export them with the _vaStylesExport) and import this .val file into the current document (with the _vaStylesImport command). See this tip for more information: Cheers.
ok thanks!

great thing thks 4sharing

hi all :) !! I'm a beginner of Grasshopper and i wanna learn how to use VisualARQ Grasshopper. Is there any usable full tutorial of VisualARQ Grasshopper? pls? Iwanna build a 3D residential building it has 6 level floors,,,:))

F.Salla's picture

Hi Oyumaa,

There is a tutorial in progress in the VisualARQ website, which shows how to work with the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components through simple exercises.
You can find it here:

We will add more content to this page soon.

In addition, you can find the documentation of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components here:

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