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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Rhinoscript error when running daylight analysis

Started by Letizia Vanelli in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0) on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Goodmorning,I am a student who is for the first time working with Diva to make daylight analysis of very simple models made only by few surfaces.I have recently encountered an error as shown in the file attached.Basically the daylight analysis works…Continue

Tags: daylight

Ground Plane in DIVA Grasshopper

Started by Jacob Dunn in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Frank Gergaud on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hey all - quick question: do we need to model a ground plane when using DIVA in grasshopper?  Previous posts on this forum have said yes, but I noticed that there is a hidden input in the annual component that says 'ground reflectance."  If I modify…Continue

Tags: plane, ground

Archsim library causing simulation errors after new install

Started by Michael Gibson in ARCHSIM-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by daiki.nasu on Tuesday. 16 Replies

I upgraded my DIVA installation recently, and right away noticed an issue with the Archsim libraries in Grasshopper. When I launch the Archsim library component, instead of seeing the dialogue box I get the window (attached) and can't get any…Continue

Construct Daylighting Grid with Customised Data

Started by Bing Wang in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Bing Wang on Monday. 2 Replies

HI,I wonder if there is a way to construct a daylighting grid with customised data. During my analysis, I came to a situation that I need to present some customised data on the daylighting grid. However, I did not find a way to feed data to the…Continue

Radiation Map - SED Output

Started by B R in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by B R on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi, after I run the radiation map for a cube, the output SED just gives me one value. How can I see the recieved radiation for each surface of the cube? In a tutorial on youtube its showing 6 values. thanks for helping.Continue

LCA with Archsim

Started by Frank Gergaud in ARCHSIM-Grasshopper (version 4.0) on Monday. 0 Replies

Hi all,I was wondering if we could use Archsim to perform LCA? I saw that there is a component to input embodied energy and other elements so I guess we can get a Life Cycle Assessment. I couldn't find any information about that. Do you know…Continue

Tags: LCA


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