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How can I show where the shadows fall in floor plan view?
Sun Angles allow the shadow cast by a building at any time of the year to be displayed in floor plan and rendered views.
A Sun Angle arrow is a marker that displays in floor plan view and indicates the angle of the sun at a specific time and location on the Earth. Multiple Sun Angles can be created in floor plan view, each with different specifications.
Sun Angles are parallel light sources. Their location and direction are defined on a per plan basis. To accurately define the Sun's location relative to the model, use the North Pointer tool.
To create a Sun Angle
In floor plan view, select CAD> Lines> Sun Angle and click in the drawing area where the Sun Angle arrow should display.
Once a sun angle has been created, shadows can be created.
Navigate to Edit> Preferences> Render.
On a Mac, browse to Chief Architect> Preferences> Render.
Check Show Shadows for Preview and/or Final View and Click OK.
Multiple Sun Angles can be placed in the same plan to allow the simultaneous display of shadows cast at different times in floor plan view.
Specify different line colors and/or fill styles for shadows cast by multiple Sun Angles in the Sun Angle Specification dialog.
In floor plan view, select and delete the Sun Angle arrow.
In floor plan view, select the Sun Angle Arrow and click the Delete Shadow edit button.
In the Sun Angle Specification dialog, click the Delete Shadow button.
In floor plan view, select the Sun Angle arrow and click the Make Shadow edit button to delete the existing shadow and create a new one.