DIVA Day 2014


The First DIVA Day Student Competition!

Deadline September 6, 2014

$750 Award for the winner!

Click link for more details.

DIVA Day is heading West!

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd DIVA Day will be held on October 2, 2014 in Seattle, Washington! Click the image above for more information!


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.

The DIVA 3.0 Alpha version has been released!


DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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an error in DIVA visualisation

Started by Niloufar Emami in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 23 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hi,I am simulating different shading devices for a room and when I try to visualize the scene, I get the attached error. I should say that I have checked the materials and I can get exterior visualizations with no problem. any ideas?ThanksNiloufar…Continue

File not found line 2095, char 2

Started by Mathias Sonderskov in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 29 minutes ago. 3 Replies

HiI've googled around this forum without luck in searching for a solution for this error. I have a basic setup in which I am testing different shading devices to get a radiation map on my structure. It's been working perfectly fine except in one of…Continue

Tags: diva3, found, not, file, 2095


Started by Lucca Townsend in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 32 minutes ago. 6 Replies

I downloaded Diva a few days ago and have been playing around with it. Currently I am trying to make a radiation map on some topography. I divided the topography into flat planes (there are about 300 of them). I am having a lot of trouble mapping on…Continue

Grid Base Simulation

Started by Nasim Shareghi in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 43 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi,I was wondering if it is possible in Diva to set different scales for day lighting grid base simulation. Because sometimes the scale is showing a too large amount and that might results in lower accurate image for it shows less details in color.…Continue


Started by K. M. Lima in Uncategorized. Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec 47 minutes ago. 4 Replies

Hello,I was wondering...:Does DIVA and/or DAYSIM 4 use the Lightswitch algorithm to simulate the detailed dynamic shading controls, similarly as for the electric lighting control?In the paper (Reinhart, 2004), it is mentioned three slat angles for…Continue

Tags: Lightswitch, Dynamic shading

Daylighting component issue

Started by Saeran Vasanthakumar in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Saeran Vasanthakumar on Saturday. 3 Replies

I've been testing out DIVA's daylighting metrics, and the daylighting grasshopper component is generating a nonsensical analysis mesh for the various metrics. This is a screenshot of my setup and the resulting visual for the Daylight Factor. A…Continue


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