Sun Shadow Studies
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When designing buildings is is often a requirement of local
authorities to request shadow diagrams. Particularly with multi story developments or town planning. SoftPlan
allows you to set the time, date and location (Latitude and Longitude) for any where in the world, then produce sun
shadow diagrams / images and animation files.
Another method to display the effects of shadows cast by the proposed
development is to position the 3D shadow image on the site plan. This produces a to scale accurate shadow diagram
including the position of neighboring properties.
Apart from pleasing councils with overshadowing regulations, shadow
information can be used to design better buildings, with the use of animation. Animation of the suns shadows
can be produced for a full day or a full year, these sun studies can be used to view the effects of building
orientation, opening sizes and roof overhang etc. Animations could also be used as a sales tool for that
special job where clients demand it.
Full Day Study - The full day study generates the cells at a given
interval, every 10 minutes for example, from sun up to sun down.
View Full Day sun study File Size
Full Year Study - The full year study generates a cell at the
specified time each day over the course of an entire year.
View Full Year sun study File Size 536KB
* Please note that quality has been lowered to reduce file
Sun shadow studies easy, quick and