I upgraded my DIVA installation recently, and right away noticed an issue with the Archsim libraries in Grasshopper. When I launch the Archsim library component, instead of seeing the dialogue box I get the window (attached) and can't get any further with the library.
All of my old grasshopper energy models now get an output error in the E+ component that says "1. Solution exception:Object reference not set to an instance of an object" and the simulation won't start.
There error seems to be associated with the library component, because if I copy the old Archsim component assembly from my previous installation (ArchsimGH.gha) and swap it for the new component assembly in the ...DIVA\64bitPluginFiles\ArchSim directory, the library opens again. I do get an error from the library component, but if I create a new simulation from scratch (all new components) I don't get the E+ error and I can run simulations.
However, if I try to do anything with the library -- such as import my previous libraries -- the E+ error returns and simulations won't run. My existing files that all worked fine a few months ago are also coming up with errors. Just in case, I've attached an exported library that I was using last spring: RTZlibrary.json
I'm using a recently updated Rhino 5 64-bit and a recently updated Grasshopper. I've been using older simulation files and libraries for years after DIVA 4 came out, and never had any issues like this after updates.
Maybe an installation bug? Thoughts?
I'll be introducing this software to a large group of students soon and I want to make sure everything is working smoothly.
Hi Rauland, the Server Busy warnings are different and not related to Archsim/DIVA.
I suspect a bug in R6/Rhino common cause those. Some users including myself were able to get rid of them by Turing off Automatic updates in Rhino.
Hi this looks like you are having issues with a dll not loading correctly. Most likely your ArchsimLib.dll is blocked or you have a duplicate dll somewhere. This causes only a partial set of components to show.
Thank you very much! ! The problem has been solved! !