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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Difference between 'grid sensor' and 'lighting sensor'

Started by Jouri Kanters in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi,can someone tell me the exact difference between a 'grid sensor' and 'lighting sensor'? When I use the automatic 'daylighting grid' component, it creates for instance a grid with one lighting sensor but with many more grid sensors.Thanks,JouriContinue

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Annual daylight component/sDA&ASE outputs vs orientation

Started by Cheney in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Maria Garcia 9 hours ago. 14 Replies

I am testing Diva4 components, especially sDA&ASE output. And I notice some abnormal results when I rotate my testing space/window towards the range from East (90 degree) to South (180 degree). Within this range, sDA&ASE are sort of…Continue


Started by Gianmarco Paglierani in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Gianmarco Paglierani 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hello,I just installed DIVA 4 on Rhino 5 SR12 64-bit. After that I put the student license in C:\DIVA and I drag the DIVA.rui and DIVA.rhp files into the Rhino viewport. When I click a DIVA command nothing happens. I have installed the program…Continue

Batch run on a Windows server with 32 processors

Started by CD2005 in DIVA-Grasshopper (version 4.0). Last reply by Jon Sargent yesterday. 6 Replies

I have a question about running a .bat file on a Windows server that has a 32 CPUs. The server is a virtual one hosted by Amazon's cloud service. Will running 3200 glare simulations from a .bat file on the server take the same time as if I run them…Continue

ds_el_lighting.exe stopped working

Started by mohamed.aly in DIVA-Grasshopper (Classic). Last reply by Mathias Sonderskov on Friday. 7 Replies

Hi All,I am trying to do an optimization using galapagos for a screen design using climate based metrics.After 3 different simulations I get this error "ds_el_lighting.exe" stopped working. Do you have an idea why this might happen  ? I have a…Continue

Error Loading Image for a Luminance Map.

Started by Ravi Motta Stoutz in DIVA-Rhino (version 4.0). Last reply by Ravi Motta Stoutz on Wednesday. 5 Replies



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