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Kera is giving a DIVA Demo Webcast at 5:00pm EDT today!

I'm giving a short DIVA-for-Rhino/DIVA-for-Grasshopper Demo that will be webcast from the Radiance International Workshops in Golden, CO at 5pm!  Login info below. 

-Kera and the DIVA Team

To listen:

Here's all you need to know about that:

Security knows what you're here for (so does the…


Added by Kera Lagios on August 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

DIVA Day 2013 Registration Now Open!

Early bird registration now open!

We are pleased to announce DIVA Day 2013 will take place on July 15th in New York City!

DIVA Day is a conference on the use of…


Added by Kera Lagios on May 29, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Umi - A New Urban Modeling Software from the MIT Sustainable Design Lab

Dear colleagues:

Some of you might be interested in umi, a new, Rhino-based design environment for modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities regarding operational energy use (EnergyPlus), walkability and daylighting potential (Daysim/Radiance). umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at MIT and can be downloaded from

We gave an one hour overview of…


Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on May 9, 2013 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Join DIVA & Viper Developer, Jon Sargent, at the facades + conference on April 12th, in NYC!

Jon, also of SOM, will be leading a workshop entitled, Environmental Performance In Parametric Envelope Design, and through a series of…


Added by Kera Lagios on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Important: Bug in Rhino 5, Service Release 1 (SR1)

Dear DIVA users,

There is a bug with Rhinoscript in Rhino 5 SR1, released on January 29, 2013 which causes certain elements of DIVA to break. We recommend to avoid upgrading at this time and to keep the original version of Rhino included with your installation CD. 

We will update this thread when SR2 is available with a bug…


Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on February 15, 2013 at 3:03pm — 18 Comments

New D4R Video Tutorials Uploaded!

Hi Everyone,

I have just created a few new tutorials that are now available on our Video Tutorials webpage (and on the diva4rhino YouTube page as well).

Customizing the Daysim Simulation…


Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments

New Example Models and Scripts Download Pages

We have added a few helpful pages under our "Tips & Tricks" section of our User Guide.

If you are having trouble finding the link to download models used in our tutorials, check out our new page:

Example Models

For the various scripts we have written…


Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments

DIVA Day Videos Posted

We have now posted videos of many of the DIVA Day presentations on the DIVA Day page! 

Click here to go to the presentations!

-The DIVA Team

Added by Kera Lagios on January 10, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

DIVA Day Presentations Posted!

Curious what went on at DIVA Day 2012? Were you there and want another chance to see those slides?

We've now posted the presentations on our website!

Click here to go to the DIVA Day 2012 Page


Click here to go straight to the DIVA Day 2012 Presentations

Check back soon, because we will also be…


Added by Kera Lagios on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

DIVA Beta Released

Dear DIVA users,

We are pleased to share our latest DIVA release with you, version Noteworthy improvements are,

  • Using DIVA in Rhino 5 is now fully functional! Make sure to follow the installation instructions carefully if you're using DIVA in Rhino 5 for the first time.
  • When creating new geometry, it is no longer necessary to re-run the Materials…

Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on December 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Submit your projects to the DIVA Online Gallery!

Do you have images or videos of the work you've done with DIVA? Simulations, renderings, animations, presentation boards? Professional or academic work? We are looking for examples of DIVA work to display on our website. 

To submit work, click on the Add photos button under the slideshow on the Home page, or click on the Gallery tab at the top of the page, and find the Add button. Upload your photos,…


Added by Kera Lagios on December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

DIVA Beta Released. Simultaneous install of Rhino 4 and Rhino 5 versions.

Hi all,

 We just released a new beta version of DIVA, There will be no official version release of If there are no serious bugs discovered in this version, it will move into a full release. 

Please see the full changelog and download at the Solemma website, but the biggest single feature…


Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on October 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

DIVA Beta Released

Hi All,

We just released a new beta version of DIVA, A shortlist of new features are included below, but please read the full changelog here and download at the Solemma website.

Best regards,


DIVA Selected New Features

  • Many…

Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on August 24, 2012 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

New DIVA Tips & Tricks

DIVA Tips now in the User Guide

We have just added "Tips & Tricks" to the DIVA User Guide. We will post helpful additional tips about DIVA including simulation settings, workflows and other useful ways to use DIVA.



Added by Kera Lagios on July 30, 2012 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Understanding DIVA Daylighting Grid-Based results files

Want to know more about your DIVA results files? Want to be able to analyze your data using Excel?


When you run a DIVA simulation, a directory of files is created for you, and depending on the metric you run, different file types will be created. For Daylight Grid-Based Simulations these files are basic text files with different file extensions.  In this tutorial, we are going…


Added by Kera Lagios on July 30, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Daylight Simulation Software

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me much pleasure to participate in this valuable site... Thank you soooo much for all efforts.

kindly tell me your opinion about the available tools for daylighting analysis like Relux, Dialux, Daysim, calculux...etc.

and If the DIVA program is distinct from the others.

Thank you for your valuable comments.

With my best regards.

Added by Ahmed Almrazky on July 6, 2012 at 8:57am — 4 Comments

LEED Daylighting Credit and DIVA

Did you know that with DIVA you can calculate achievement of the LEED Daylighting Credit 8.1?

The LEED calculation is found under Metrics button --> Daylight Grid-Based --> Point-in-Time Illuminance --> Metric-->  LEED IEQ 8.1 (select from the drop-down menu).

DIVA will calculate the Illuminance for your sensor grids on September 21 at 9am and 3pm, and the DIVA legend will report the number of LEED points achieved.  For more information see the LEED page…


Added by Kera Lagios on June 24, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

DIVA Beta Versions, and the Release of Version Beta

Since the unsuccessful launch of version which caused issues for some users, we have phased in a beta period of one to two weeks for each new version of DIVA.

With this announcement comes DIVA Beta. This new version fixes some bugs in the advanced shading module and allows effective annual glare probability to be displayed alongside occupancy, shading device status, and…


Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on June 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Announcing DIVA-for-Rhino (5) x64 - Beta

Hi all,


A version of DIVA has been prepared for Rhino 5 x64. This is not compatible with 32 bit versions of Rhino 4 or 5. This is relatively untested beta software.


Download DIVA for Rhino 5 x64


To make DIVA work with Rhino 5, your export options must be set appropriately. To achieve this, follow the instructions…


Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on May 18, 2012 at 9:31am — 2 Comments

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