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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Automate multiple simulations 5 Replies

Hi All,I am running a climate based daylight simulation for each floor of a multi-story building. A slider controls the floor that is being analysed (and helps generate a unique file name for the…Continue

Started by Elliot Glassman. Last reply by Christos Kollias Jul 2.

diva daylight

hi all , this message appears to me while running simulation , 1. Batch file written to directory:C:\Users\mhmod\Documents\DIVA\GH_Data\OpenOffice\NoShade\AnnualDaylightRun failed.The pipe has been…Continue

Started by MHMOD DEEP Jul 19, 2018.

Customizing automatic shade

I am a PhD student and I am using diva/grasshopper for doing daylight simulation.I want to ask about: how could I customize a kinetic shades and define it in Diva daylight analysis as a shading…Continue

Started by fatima belok May 31, 2018.

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.

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Comment by hamdy salah on October 10, 2018 at 2:54pm

Diva don't work with my grasshopper & rhino 6 ,, can you send link to download this please ... 

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


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