To use this feature, select View > Shadows (if the Shadows feature isn’t already selected). Then select Window > Shadow Settings to open the date and time controls that enable you to see how the sun and shadows look at a specific time of year.
How do I turn on Shadows in SketchUp?
To turn on shadows and see shadows at different times of day, follow these steps:
- Select View > Shadows. …
- Select Window > Shadows to open the Shadow Settings dialog box Open the Shadows panel in the Default Tray, where you can control how the shadows appear.
How do I set UTC in SketchUp?
In SketchUp you can configure your shadows given a specific Time Zone. Click on Shadow Settings, and select the appropriate UTC according to your location.
What does UTC mean in SketchUp?
UTC is Universal Coordinated Time. It used to be known as Greenwich Mean Time. If you set it too early or too late based on the time of year and the latitude (Boulder, CO by default) the sun will be down and it will be dark. Set it to what is appropriate for the time of day.
What happens when you triple click a face in SketchUp?
When you double-click a face, you select that face and all the edges that define it. Double-clicking an edge gives you that edge plus all the faces that are connected to it. When you triple-click an edge or a face, you select the whole conglomeration that it’s a part of.
What is sefaira for Sketchup?
Sefaira is targeted towards architects, engineers, consultants and building designers. It performs whole-building physics-based analysis of water, carbon and renewable energy potential allowing designers and architects to explore design options. The software includes support for SketchUp.
How do you do a solar shadow analysis?
The first step is to scale the shadow length template to the height of the object. Than you place the shadow lined on the corners of the object. Next you remove the shadow lines that don’t apply and outline is the objects shadow. Now you know where you can and can’t place the solar modules for optimum performance.