Diva Day 2016

September 30

University of Toronto



Register now for DIVA Day 2016! DIVA Day is an annual symposium to discuss the use of DIVA and associated environmental analysis tools in design practice, research and architectural education. We're also holding a third annual DIVA Day Student Competition, with a $1500 prize!  Due date has been extended to September 3.


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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rtrace: warning name_of_the_project.rad empty file

Started by Nassim Jamali in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Bart H. 34 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi DIVA folks,I got this message while performing a simulation of daylightingrtrace: warning name_of_the_project.rad empty file…Continue

shading material values

Started by kerberg in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent 22 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello Forum,Is there a place i can reference the shade material properties in more detail to understand the transmittance values etc? thanks- EContinue

DIVA for Grasshopper - Automated Shade Controls

Started by Madeline Gradillas in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Madeline Gradillas 22 hours ago. 2 Replies

Dear DIVA,I have two questions about DIVA for Grasshopper window/shading controls:1. I see from the example files that if I choose automated shade controls, the sensors are tied to the window, and not a grid.  I am concerned about direct light at…Continue

Cannot run DIVA Climate Based Simulation

Started by Dylan Lee in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Dylan Lee yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm trying to run a climate base simulation in order to later do a thermal analysis but I'm getting the error message below.…Continue

sun path questions

Started by kerberg in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by kerberg yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello forum - For the Sun path;Is there a way to make the compass not comprised of dotted lines?This looks quite bad in my screen captures for presentations?Also is there a way to hide the sun lines and compass when they are behind rhino…Continue

Diva liscence

Started by Nour Traboulsi in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec yesterday. 1 Reply

HiI have my students license, I saved it and I have DIVA-4.0.I followed his instructions but now it says my license is expired although in the mail it says I have until January 2017.How can I fix this?Continue


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