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Sun Path Diagram 1.0.0

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This is a Marionette Object that downloads weather data from the internet based on the address/location you enter into the OIP. The data this graphic shows is the angle of the sun path at different times of the year. You must have a valid internet connection to use this MO.

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Hi sbarrett,


I've been having a play with this sun path marionette and it's great!  I just had a quick query for you - the azimuth bearings are correct but the sunrise and sunset dates are incorrect for our locations in NZ (out by almost exactly one hour in our winter and almost exactly two hours  in our summer - I'm guessing daylight savings has something to do with the hour difference between the two)


If I could be so bold as to suggest for the future (and please don't take this as criticism) :


- Ability to turn on and off the blue intermediary lines (perhaps classed as something unique?)

- Ability to turn off the blue intermediary sunrise and sunset times (perhaps classed as something unique?)


As a work-around, once I have set the location I can ungroup the Marionette object and delete (or classify and alter visibility) the unwanted intermediate lines and times to achieve the desired look

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Hello @amcdonell-


This is a bug that will be fixed for 2019 in a future service pack. The problem is that with the Mac OS, Apple changed the way that they write file paths, so the command to locate an external library (in this case the geopy library) is broken. This is only a bug for those running Vectorworks on a Mac that is running 10.13 or higher. I also run this OS so I am currently experiencing this bug as well. Unfortunately I don't have any fixes. The script should still work on a PC and on an older Mac OS. This is true for all of my weather analysis graphs.

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Thanks mate, its great little feature you have created so, I look forward to the potential resolution in 2019. Though I fear it'll be at the end of a very long list of bugs to be fixed for Sp1 ! 2019 is the most crashy VW ive used for about 10 years.



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Hello everyone,


Is it possible to display sun path in 3D?

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