Introducing the DIVA-4.0 Public Beta

Calculating lighting and window shade schedules for inclusion in an Archsim energy model

Release of DIVA-4.0 Beta

This message has been a long time coming! We are pleased to announce the availability of the DIVA-4.0 public beta for download. The DIVA Grasshopper tools have been completely revamped for this release. We have added Archsim for multi-zone energy modelling, and fully coupled lighting and energy simulations are now possible! There are many simulation workflow improvements and interface improvements as well. DIVA-4.0 also features some great updates to the 3.0 version, including hybrid luminance images with illuminance contours, inclusion of the Utah colored sky model by Mark Stock on Windows and the photon mapping forward ray tracing module.

Download the beta installer, and let us know your thoughts in the comments or via e-mail to Please rename your C:\DIVA\ folder to C:\DIVA-3.0\ before running the installer.

Daylighting and Energy Modelling Training with DIVA-4.0

If you would like to learn the basics of lighting calculations, advanced parametric workflows or about lighting measurement using high dynamic range photography, join us for training sessions at this year's Passive and Low Energy Architecture conference, PLEA in Los Angeles. More details on the training sessions can be found in our blog post. Register for PLEA and the training soon.

Simulating and displaying image visualizations from the Grasshopper canvas


What is DIVA-for-Rhino?

DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for the Rhinoceros - NURBS modeler. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is now distributed and developed by Solemma LLC. DIVA-for-Rhino allows users to carry out a series of environmental performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting MetricsAnnual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.


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Install Issue

Started by No Kim in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Thursday. 1 Reply

HelloI seem to be having some problems with installing the new version. Below attached are the error messages I get. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!Continue


Started by Ian van Duivenbode in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Ian van Duivenbode on Thursday. 3 Replies

Hi all,So far the new gh components in DIVA 4.0 are looking great.I was hoping that there would be a capability to vary the material properties via a slider in v4.0 but doesn't look like it. e.g. vary the light transmission of glazing via a slider.…Continue

DIVA-4.0 installation

Started by Francesco De Luca in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hello,thank you for the new DIVA release. Looking forward to try it.I have a question about the instalaltion. I read here "Please rename your C:\DIVA\ folder to C:\DIVA-3.0\ before running the installer" but actually in my C:\ I have two folders one…Continue

Rhino Model

Started by Steve Gollehon in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hello,With the new grasshopper components is there a way to reference the Rhino model and materials similar to the 3.0 components, or does all of the information need to be provided via the grasshopper canvas?  Any help would be…Continue

DIVA and untrimmed surfaces

Started by Rauland Schaat in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Rauland Schaat on Wednesday. 2 Replies

Is there a quick fix to getting DIVA to read an untrimmed surface? I've tried routing it through the brep component among other things and nothing seems to work in getting DIVA to recognize the surface. I'm using DIVA 4 (beta)The previewed geometry…Continue

DIVA 04_ Viper component

Started by Harshad Shitolé in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Harshad Shitolé on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi Diva Team, Congratulations and thank you for the 4th version of Diva. All the best for future. I have a small question concerning the energy simulation in GH which used to be performed by Viper component in the previous versions. I need to…Continue


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