algorithmic modeling for Rhino


DIVA for Rhino

DIVA-for-Rhino is a plugin which runs thermal, daylight, solar radiation, and glare simulations. Our goal is to bring validated environmental simulations directly to the conceptual design environments of Rhino and Grasshopper.

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Latest Activity: Jan 11

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thermal comfort

Hi all,Can any one tell me please how can i measure thermal comfort by archsim and which items in energy plus output that support that??Continue

Started by Rania el sakhawy Dec 26, 2017.

archsim isn't running simulation

Hi everyone, I'm trying to do a simple simulation of a house (regular ortogonal geometry, nothing fancy) and it just won't run it. I opens energyplus prompt but it keep appearing this error: 1.…Continue

Started by FCAMPOS Nov 22, 2017.

Bake results from Grid viewer

hallo community,is there a way to bake the data from Grid viewer? I was able to bake the mesh, color, and the grid; but the data results are not baking?!anyone knows why?thks in advance!j.Continue

Started by nass Nov 10, 2017.

Grid viewer flexibility ?! 1 Reply

Hallo everyone,I am trying to modify grid viewer on Diva, but i didn't manage what i want, my questions:- Is there a way to show only the results, which is for instance greater than 250 lux, and not…Continue

Started by nass. Last reply by nass Oct 22, 2017.

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Comment by Marina Jostina on September 24, 2017 at 10:52am

Hi have a small problem. I installed DIVA-for-Rhino and also put the files in grasshopper components library, but i got just mb 6 components from Diva in grasshopper. In tutorials its seems to be more

Comment by ALI ESLAMI on January 6, 2017 at 9:50am
Comment by Yosukee on August 5, 2016 at 5:32am

Hi, I'm new to Diva in grasshopper and now working on some simulations about illuminance. 

When I press button and run it, I saw the message saying, "Starting raytrace on 4 grids...

generating octree

octree complete

starting raytrace"  and didn't work.

What is happening in Diva?

Does anyone help me?



Comment by Thomas Wortmann on April 28, 2016 at 2:04am


Is there a way to automate the annual glare analysis in Grasshopper?



Comment by stergios on March 30, 2015 at 4:10am

Hello all,

I'm quite new at grasshopper and DIVA.

I am trying some irradiation simulations for my thesis on a simple geometry and I am getting some really strange results. The north oriented surface of the roof  is getting higher results than the south one (for city at north hemisphere). Can anyone guess the reason, or did anyone face this problem in the past? what do you think I should change?

Attached you may find the .gh file and the climate data file.

Thank you for your time.


Comment by Israa El-Maghraby on March 8, 2015 at 12:41pm

@ Mohamed hegazy, Thanks in a million I will try that now (Y)

Comment by Mohamed hegazy on March 7, 2015 at 3:37pm

@Israa El-Maghraby

Try Flatten the ground before Connecting to shades

Comment by Israa El-Maghraby on March 7, 2015 at 11:48am

Hello every one, I've a little problem concerning Thermal simulation, when I add the surrounding context as a berp beside the facade elements as  a shade it runs the thermal simulation twice, giving me two results of everything. Any clue what might be the problem!!

Comment by Israa El-Maghraby on February 26, 2015 at 5:31am

Hello Jeff Niemasz Awesome Plugin, but I've a little problem that the thermal analysis takes longer time than it should. It always stops at Initializing simulation for about 20 minutes. There's any way to make take less time. the shading element consists of like 12 planar surfaces, so as mush as i guess no modeling problem. Let me add when I only test one planar surface it runs quicker

Thanks in advance

Comment by Panagiotis Samaras on July 7, 2014 at 10:12am

Hi everyone, I was wondering if Shaderade has been incorporated in the latest Diva versions?

I have found a similar question asked on November 2012 without a clear answer. Could you please inform me with anything related to the Shaderade component?


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