DIVA-for-Rhino is a highly optimized daylighting and energy modeling plug-in for Rhinoceros, a NURBS modeling software. The plug-in was initially developed at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is distributed by Solemma LLC. DIVA-for-Rhino allows users to carry out a series of environmental performance evaluations of individual buildings and urban landscapes including Radiation Maps, Photorealistic Renderings, Climate-Based Daylighting Metrics, Annual and Individual Time Step Glare Analysis, LEED and CHPS Daylighting Compliance, and Single Thermal Zone Energy and Load Calculations.
Step 1: Download and Install DIVA for Rhino
- You need Rhinoceros 3D 5.0 installed to use the latest DIVA version 3.
- You need to close Rhino before running the setup file.
- If you are reinstalling DIVA-for-Rhino it is recommended that you first manually delete C:\DIVA\ and all of its subdirectories.
Step 2: Get a License
Free Trial License
Included with the software installation above. After 30 days this license will expire.
A free license for students and educators which expires on July 1st, 2015.
A commercial single-user license costing $575 USD.
A license server for multiple users.