A team of researchers at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design have released Diva, a plug-in for the popular 3D modeling software Rhino that allows for performance analysis without exporting a model out of Rhino.
When installed, Diva appears as an additional toolbar in Rhino. In use, it accesses free analysis tools on the web, allowing their calculation results to appear in Rhino.
Diva offers the following tools:
- Solar Radiation Maps
- Climate-Based Metrics
- LEED IEQ 8.1 Compliance Simulation
- Glare Analysis Simulation
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