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 1, 2016.
A commercial single-user license costing $575 USD (Shipping and Return Policies).
Upgrade from a DIVA-2.0 license for $100 USD. If you purchased DIVA-2.0 after the 1st of June 2014, you are eligible for a free upgrade. Please contact Alstan for details (Shipping and Return Policies).
Become a DIVA Reseller
If you are interested in becoming a DIVA reseller and providing training, please email email@example.com.
If you are based in the UK, we suggest you purchase from our UK reseller Simply Rhino, who provide local installation guidance, technical support and training on DIVA for Rhino in the UK.