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.

Thank you to everyone who attended DIVA Day 2013!

If you have questions about or suggestions for the next DIVA Day, please send an email with your question or suggestion to kera@solemma.net.

Step 1: Download and Install DIVA for Rhino

  1. You need at least Rhino 4.0 SR9 to run DIVA.
  2. You need to close Rhino before running the setup file.
  3. If you are reinstalling DIVA-for-Rhino it is recommended that you first manually delete C:\DIVA and all of its subdirectories

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Step 2: Get a License



Free Trial License

Included with the software installation above. After 30 days this license will expire.

Educational License

A free license for students and educators which expires on February 1st, 2015.

Professional License

A commercial single-user license costing $470 USD.

Site License

A license server for multiple users.

Become a DIVA Reseller

If you are interested in becoming a DIVA reseller and providing training, please email kera@solemma.net.

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.