DIVA Day 2014

DIVA 3.0 has arrived!


We are pleased to announce the release of DIVA-for-Rhino 3.0! DIVA 3.0 includes all of the existing simulations available in DIVA 2.0 plus several exciting new features aimed at providing users with even more daylighting design and analysis tools:


  • LEED v4 daylighting credit – simulate the credit using the IES-LM-83's sDA metric
  • Electric Lighting - load in and position IES files to simulate electric lighting


Click here for full details about the new version and the new and updated features. Educational, professional and site licenses are available. If you purchased DIVA 2.0 after July 1st, 2015, you are eligible for a free upgrade. More information available here.


Purchase or upgrade now.


Happy Simulating!

~The DIVA Team

For additional questions, please contact Kera at kera@solemma.net.


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.

New in DIVA-3.0 is the ability to simulate the IES-LM-83 sDA and ASE standards as well as detailed electric lighting.

Presentations and audio from DIVA Day 2014 have been posted!


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Custom Occupancy Schedule Problem

Started by Michael Vollmer in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Michael Vollmer 13 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi there,I created a custom occupancy schedule which sadly won't work, see attachment. I unsuccessfully compared my schedule with the existing DIVA schedules to find the error. Maybe someone can help me with this problem.Thanks a lot.BestMichael Continue

Error in calculating UDI?

Started by jon kontuly in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by jon kontuly on Monday. 2 Replies

Unless I am doing something wrong (and this is more possible than not) it seems that DIVA is calculating the UDI incorrectly. I imported the .ill file and the occupancy schedule into excel used the occupancy schedule to filter out the unoccupied…Continue

visualise inside building

Started by skkratch in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by skkratch on Monday. 3 Replies

Hello,i'd like to do sun analysis of a house project.I'd like to get a false color of each room.How could I set a top or above view for the render without removing the roof ?I mean get a transparent roof or wall for camera but not for…Continue

material for diva

Started by Doaa Elshishtawy in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Saturday. 12 Replies

Hi, It's the first time i add material for diva but after i add them the simulation stopped with an error as attachedplease help what can i do?Continue

material for translucid milky aspect

Started by Jonatan Lima in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Saturday. 1 Reply

Hello everybody,I have project where there are openings in the ceiling that allow the entry of diffused light.How can I change the material properties about amount of light that is being diffused? There is a standard material for translucid milky…Continue

Visualizing Average Annual illuminance

Started by jon kontuly in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Thursday. 8 Replies

I wrote a python script that take the .ill file and calculates the avg annual illuminance for each sensor. The issue I am now having is how to visualize this information. the .ill file has the sensor node location but no information on the…Continue


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