DIVA Day 2014

Announcing the winner of the first DIVA Day Student Competition:

Salma El Ahmar
Sapienza University of Rome

Congratulations Salma!

And congratulations to our first runner-up:

Niloufar Emami of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


our second runner-up team:

Justin Schwartzoff, Nicole Peterson and Michael Gilbride of The University of Washington IDL

See their winning entries here!

Thank you to all of the students who submitted their work and

everyone who attended DIVA Day 2014! Seattle was a success!

The presentations from the day of the conference website are online now!


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.

The DIVA 3.0 Alpha version has been released!

Update: A beta version has been released (, which extends the license until November 15.


Presentations and audio from DIVA Day 2014 have been posted!

DIVA 2.0 New Features

DIVA 2.0 Press Release


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Metal Mesh

Started by Camila Herrera in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Sophie Wie on Wednesday. 5 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

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Decimal display in node values

Started by Jonah Hawk in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Pawel Karwat on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Is there a way to display digits after the decimal in the node values? especially for Daylight Factor.thanksContinue

LEED v4 Radiance parameters in GH

Started by WeiYan in DIVA-Grasshopper. Last reply by Mathias Sonderskov on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Hi,I have some questions regarding DIVA for GH Radiance Parameter for LEED v4 and would really appreciate some help. 1.  The parameter listed in DIVA is quite limited and I would like to find out more detailed settings. Something like the pic below…Continue

modelling trees

Started by Kostas Mourkos in DIVA-Rhino (version 2.0). Last reply by Palak Gadodia on Wednesday. 7 Replies

Hi Alstan,I am trying to figure out what is the best way to model trees. One possibility is to model them in detail (drawing the stem and the leaves)  but then there are too many surfaces created and the simulation takes too long. The other…Continue

"Simulation failed for some reason"

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

Hi,I'm trying to make a simulation in Diva, but it showed me an error: "Simulation Error Occurred" and then "Diva re-runs the simulation without closing the window so that any error messages can be read". Here's the screenshot of the window. It…Continue

Missing DIVA.tb file

Started by Seth Holmes in DIVA-Rhino (version 3.0). Last reply by J. Alstan Jakubiec on Monday. 1 Reply

I just installed the recent DIVA 3.0 beta and am running Rhino 4 R8.  When I open Rhino, the DIVA.rhp has auto loaded, but the DIVA.tb does not.  When I open the new C:DIVA folder, there is no DIVA.tb file available to drag into Rhino. Am I missing…Continue

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