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VisualARQ to Studio 3DX

This mini-tutorial takes your project through VisualARQ: Flexible BIM for Rhino to Parametricos Studio 3DX with a few simple steps.

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This tutorial is to explain the ease of exporting VisualARQ's BIM designs from Rhino 3D and uploading them to Studio 3DX.

At Parametricos we love collaborating with great people that do their best to improve our design workflow. Francesc Salla and his team for VisualARQ at Asuni is one I know since I was working on my master thesis when I contacted them for some parametric questions. When we started Parametricos, VisualARQ were the first that I wanted to work with, since I believe it's the human aspect behind the product that make the whole experience better. VisualARQ: Flexible BIM for Rhino to Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM+GIS.

So, if you are a new or existing VisualARQ user, you can test our solution for 7 days and claim your 100 Euros discount on your annual subscription at studio3dx.com.

We show you step by step how to export and upload your BIM 3D IFC model from VisualARQ to Studio 3DX in a few minutes. (After your free trial email us at  visualarq@asuni.com and info@parametricos.com with Subject: VisualARQ to Parametricos)

Now, to the following steps that will get your BIM workflow going.

Step 1: Design now with VisualARQ for Rhino

Start designing a BIM 3D model by using VisualARQ: Flexible BIM for Rhino
You can have a look at this wide range of learning materials from VisualARQ here: visualarq.com/learn

Check out this tutorial below that takes you through design, step by step.

VisualArq Basics (Rhino Tutorial)

Step 2: Export from VisualARQ

If you already have an IFC model created with VisualARQ you can then export by selecting File/Save As and choosing IFC 2x3 Building Model.

IMPORTANT: Make sure you have 'Save textures' and 'Save Geometry Only' selected before saving.

Export by selecting File/Save As and choosing IFC 2x3 Building Model. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 3: Create new Project

Go to your Studio 3DX account and select Projects. Select a project or create a new one.

If you don't have an account yet you can get one for free:

Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS
Studio 3DX is a Cloud BIM and GIS platform to improve your workflow from the design phase to construction and even facility management. Try now with our 7-days trial and get your work done faster and more efficient.
Create your new project. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 4: Single Project or Masterplan?

After selecting a project navigate to Models tab and click on the bottom right + button and add a new model inside the project.

Create several models on a selected site by selecting each projects origin point. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 5: Model Matrix

We automatically create a model matrix with Types and Phases you can change in the Settings tab and adapt to your own custom one.

Upload a new version in your project specific model matrix. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 6: Upload

Select your exported model from VisualARQ and upload it on the appropriate place on the model matrix.

Upload a new version in your project specific model matrix. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 7: Processing

Wait until your model is uploaded and processed

Model processing. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 8: 3D BIM Viewer

View your 3D BIM IFC model in 3D with all it's layers.

IFC 3D BIM Viewer. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Step 9: Dive into your BIM model on Site

Select any element from your IFC file on the left and isolate it. Any selected element will show the parameters that are embedded inside it.

Isolate IFC elements from your uploaded model. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

With simple mouse controls you can navigate inside and out of your model and select any element from the tree panel on the left.

Dive into your IFC model schema. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Change the surrounding view style and see how well your design fits into its context in the accurate project site, BIM and GIS style.

View your BIM model on site. Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos

Requirements

VisualARQ License: You have to own a VisualARQ license to enable importing and exporting of IFC files in Rhino.
Trial: The VisualARQ evaluation version is fully functional for 30 days after the installation. After 30 days some features are disabled.

  1. Rhino License | Free trial for 90 days
  2. VisualARQ | Free trial for 30 days
  3. Studio 3DX | Free trial for 7 days

Check out Studio 3DX

Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS
Studio 3DX is a Cloud BIM and GIS platform to improve your workflow from the design phase to construction and even facility management. Try now with our 7-days trial and get your work done faster and more efficient.
Studio 3DX | Cloud BIM and GIS by Parametricos. Silent Demo: Testing BIM IFC models, issues and model matrix.

If you own a VisualARQ license, claim your 100€ discount now on the annual subscription to Parametricos by sending an email to visualarq@asuni.com and info@parametricos.com. You can register and start uploading your VisualARQ IFC projects at studio3DX.com

Marios Messios

Published 3 months ago