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Lesson 37 | Using Sun and Shadow Settings

This lesson describes how to use sun and shadow settings in a building model. You begin the lesson by learning about sun and shadow settings and some recommended practices for using these settings. The lesson concludes with an exercise on using sun and shadow settings to create shadows of a building model.

Sun and shadow settings help you analyze sun positions and solar effects on a building model. You can use the analysis to plan the placement of a building model and its surrounding components, such as playgrounds and lighting fixtures.

The following illustration shows a building model in a plan view with sun and shadow settings applied at two different angles. Notice that southeast is appropriate for ...

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