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the object that accepts Null values ​​must have a value

Hello can someone help with this clue G M T Text-to-speech function is limited to 200 characters Option…

Started by amor

2 Aug 14
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"...the object that accepts Null values ​​must have a value..."

Hello,   My name is Felipe, I'm a master's thesis student at "Universidad Del Bio Bio". I want to try the UMI tool in my research for the a…


1 Aug 13
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Instalation problem

Hello. Can somebody help me with installing the template Umi and opening it in rhino? First, I downloaded the Rhinoceros 6 Evaluaton - free…

Started by 44spela

1 Jul 26
Reply by Cody Rose

Modeling buildings with commercial ground floors

Hello, I am trying to figure out how to model buildings that have multiple use types in them.  What I want is commercial (retail) on ground…

Started by Wesley

4 Jul 12
Reply by Wesley

Questions about large buildings

Hello, I have a couple questions regarding umi and it's capabilities and limitations so that I can decide whether it is the right tool for…

Started by Wesley

11 Jul 11
Reply by Cody Rose

Difference of Results in Umi

Hi, I am a grad student at Kuwait University, studying architecture I use Umi as the main simulation tool for my thesis paper below, I am u…

Started by Sayed Abbas Al Mohri

0 Jul 8

Day lighting Simulation

Hi, I have installed UMI in my Rhino 5.0, but can only see Energy, lifecycle, mobility and site tabs. Does UMI also have Daylighting calcul…

Started by Harshavardhan Vinjam

9 Jun 30
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UMI for Rhino 6

I have purchased the New Rhino 6 License just to use UMI, but the plugin seems to not work with it. Does Rhino 6 Support UMI?

Started by Harshavardhan Vinjam

1 May 30
Reply by Cody Rose

Loading Error with UMI in Rhino 5.

I tried installing UMI on my PC. The installation went fine and successfully completed. When I start Rhino it says that the plugins are not…

Started by Harshavardhan Vinjam

0 May 30

Clean and Precise Boston + Cambridge Context Model

Hello, In order to perform an urban analysis, does MIT have a clean Rhino Model of Boston and Cambridge? The BPDA from City Hall does have…

Started by Tim Choi

0 Apr 25


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. Since 2012, Umi has been  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. Further tool developed is now also being conducted at the Environmental Systems Lab at Cornell University.

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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