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UMI v2.0 or any recommendation

Hi UMI team

Just want to say that UMI seems to be a very useful tool in architecture and urban planning issues. Right now i'm working with a professor investigator and we are very interested in using UMI in a research about hi density housing and all the implied issues.…


Posted by Oswaldo Lau on October 30, 2014 at 2:58pm

UMI version 2

Hey UMI team

I am really looking forward to the new version. We are in June now - when can we expect the new release? ;)



Posted by daniel nielsen on June 3, 2014 at 3:31pm — 1 Comment

Excellent Seminar.

Great presentation of best urban practices and UMI applications through speakers and student work. I look forward to trying out the software!

Quick question - is the financial-based aspect of UMI place specific?

Posted by Adelle York on May 8, 2013 at 11:02am — 1 Comment


instal done, but unable to load etc (toolbar not working) 3 Replies

i just installed UMI 2.0.39 on rhino 5.0 64bit properly, no errors found and UMI toolbar is fine, but unable to load, umi. mobility.rhp etcany suggestion?? what should I do? is there…Continue

Started by Dhilla Nugrahaini. Last reply by Dhilla Nugrahaini 2 hours ago.

Can't save project 3 Replies

Hi Everyone!I've just…Continue

Started by Diana Apro. Last reply by Cody Rose yesterday.

problem installing umi 1 Reply

I just downloaded UMI, but there is a problem when installing UMI, when I opened installer file, error showed up "this installation package is not supported by this processor type. contact your…Continue

Started by Roland A.N.. Last reply by Kerem Beygo on Wednesday.

Urban Daylight Model 3 Replies

Hi,I am newbie on here, I already used UMI, I want to use UD but I don't know how to download it, where? Is it embedded in UMI? or I have to install it separated? Please inform me Thank you Continue

Started by M Donny Koerniawan. Last reply by Mujahid Powell on Monday.


In Short

Umi is a Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from a National Science Foundation EFRI_SEED project, the MIT Energy Initiative, the Kuwait-MIT Center, the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) at KACST and MIT, Transsolar Climate Engineering and United Technologies Corporation.

A first public version of Umi was released during a public symposium on Sustainable Urban Design on May 6th 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Version 2.0, which also includes an embodied energy module, was released on November 7th 2014.

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