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 http://www.urbanmodeling.net/.
We gave an one hour overview of…
Jon, also of SOM, will be leading a workshop entitled, Environmental Performance In Parametric Envelope Design, and through a series of…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on March 24, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 11:10pm — No Comments
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:
For the various scripts we have written…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on January 22, 2013 at 12:45am — No Comments
We have now posted videos of many of the DIVA Day presentations on the DIVA Day page!
-The DIVA Team
Added by Kera Lagios on January 10, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments
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!
Check back soon, because we will also be…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on December 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
Dear DIVA users,
We are pleased to share our latest DIVA release with you, version 22.214.171.124. Noteworthy improvements are,
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,…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments
We just released a new beta version of DIVA, 126.96.36.199. There will be no official version release of 188.8.131.52. If there are no serious bugs discovered in this version, it will move into a full release.
DIVA 184.108.40.206 Selected New Features
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
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…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on July 30, 2012 at 7:38pm — No Comments
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.
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…Continue
Added by Kera Lagios on June 24, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments
Since the unsuccessful launch of version 220.127.116.11 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 18.104.22.168 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…Continue
Added by J. Alstan Jakubiec on June 6, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
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.
To make DIVA work with Rhino 5, your export options must be set appropriately. To achieve this, follow the instructions…Continue