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I am producing planting plans for a garden. I am doing this on a 2D plan and would like to display the accurate and actual shadows of trees/walls/buildings etc. to find the areas within the garden which are shady and sunny. Is there a tool in Vectorworks that can do this? Any help would be much appreciated.

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VW is very good at this, but it needs 3D information. The buildings, terrain, trees, etc. need to be 3D. Then using the site's longitude and latitude, month, day, and time you can accurately place the sun and render the shadows.

I think there is an article or movie about this in the knowledgebase...



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