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 Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.
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
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
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
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
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
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