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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Thermal Analysis

Started by og swank in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by og swank 14 hours ago. 1 Reply

For the Thermal analysis, the DIVA material definitions are the same as the Daylight Autonomy ones. How does the U-Value factor into the simulation? And the SHGC? I know that EnergyPlus takes these factors into account, however I have not found a…Continue

Is DIVA v4 compatible with Rhino 6?

Started by Qinheng Zhang in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Nadeeka Jayaweera 20 hours ago. 10 Replies

Our firm is considering buying new license for the recently released Rhino 6 and just want to check if DIVA 4 can work in new version.Thanks for help.Continue

Metal Mesh

Started by Camila Herrera in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Elliot G yesterday. 14 Replies

Hi, i need help to set a metal mesh (solar protection for a big facade of glass). i don´t know how to create a new material like that, if maybe should i create a "glass" or another material to pretend to be that for the simulation. To be clear, i…Continue

Tags: protection, Solar

Prismatic Panels

Started by FATMA BÜŞRA KÖSE in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0) yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello,I want to test the performance of prismatic daylight redirecting panel on DIVA. To assign appropriate material, I created new material in C:\DIVA\Daylight\material as follows:# material name: VoidDielectricMaterial_0 # material type:…Continue

Tags: panel, prismatic

discrepancy in results between illuminance and annual daylight components

Started by Mina Ishac in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0) on Saturday. 0 Replies

Dear all,I've been trying to compare and see how accurate is the hourly illuminance values yielded by illuminance component (tried all sky types) to those by annual daylight component in a simple room, and I always find that there's a small…Continue

Units in Thermal Analysis

Started by kullboys in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0) on Thursday. 0 Replies

Hello everyoneIt is the first time I do thermal single-zone analysis and I have a question regarding the units of the obtained results.The monthly energy consumption graph seems to be in kWh, while theThe monthly energy consumption graph is…Continue


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