Grasshopper Training

This website links to our new tutorials for the DIVA 4.0 Grasshopper components. All tutorials are based on Rhino scenes that can be downloaded from this web site. Some tutorials start with Grasshopper files that were built in previous tutorials. If this is the case, you can also download the Grasshopper file from this web site.

Visualizations in RADIANCE

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a simple visualization with DIVA/Grasshopper/Radiance and how to generate a falsecolor luminance map of that image on the Grasshopper canvas. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleMassing.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project.You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here

Sunpath Diagrams

This tutorial demonstrates how to use the sunpath diagram component. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleMassing02.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Camera Settings and Animations

This tutorial demonstrates how to dynamically set the RADIANCE viewpoint properties in DIVA Grasshopper to set up animated visualizations of a daylit space. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Daylight Autonomy Simulations

This tutorial demonstrates set up an annual daylight simulation in DAYSIM using DIVA Grasshopper. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Dynamic Shading

This tutorial demonstrates how to model a dynamic shading system in DAYSIM using DIVA Grasshopper. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice.3dm and start with the Grasshopper project from tutorial 04. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Hourly Data

This tutorial demonstrates how to show hourly illuminance results and shading control schedules from previous simulations in the Rhino viewport and as annual schedules on the Grasshopper canvas. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. It is assumed that you have worked through tutorials 04 and 05 before starting this tutorial. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

PV Systems Design

This tutorial demonstrates how to design a PV system using DIVA/DAYSIM and DIVA/EnergyPlus. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleMassing_PV.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Archsim Single Zone

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a single zone thermal simulation using DIVA 4/Archsim. To follow the tutorial, just download SingleZone.3dm and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Analyze Hourly Results

This tutorial demonstrates how to analyze hourly simulation results from a single zone thermal simulation using DIVA 4/Archsim and to display the results in a psychrometric chart. To follow the tutorial, just download SingleZone.3dm and start with the Grasshopper project from tutorial 08. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Multizone Thermal Modeling in Archsim

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a multi-zone thermal model using DIVA 4/Archsim. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice_MultiZone01 and start a new Grasshopper project. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Natural ventilation

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up a thermal model for a naturally ventilated space using DIVA 4/Archsim. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleShoebox and start with the Grasshopper project from tutorial 09. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.

Defining Custom Materials

This tutorial demonstrates how to set up custom materials and constructions for a thermal simulation using DIVA 4/Archsimbased on output from LBNLs WINDOW program. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleShoebox and start with the blank Rhino file. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from tutorials 12 and 13 from here.

Defining Custom Schedules

This tutorial demonstrates how to set custom schedules in thermal model using DIVA 4/Archsim. To follow the tutorial, just start with a blankk Rhino file. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from tutorials 12 and 13 from here.

Linking DIVA Daylight and Archsim

This tutorial demonstrates how to link lighting and shading schedules generated in DIVA Daylight to an energy model in Archsim. To follow the tutorial, just download ExampleOffice_MultiZone01.3dm and start with the Grasshopper project from tutorial 06. It is assumed that you have worked through tutorials 04, 05, 06 and 13 before starting this tutorial. You can download the Grasshopper file resulting from this exercise from here.