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Victor S

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Hi All,


I have to provide evidence of min. 3 hours of sun light on a particular day of the year to an apartment building and I was wondering what would be the best way to do so?

I am using VW Architect 2019 and Helidon tool for shadows.

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You can demonstrate it by running a Solar Animation from the Helidon object.


Place the Heidon with the correct geographical location & rotation with respect to the model.

Be sure you've modeled all the obstructions.

View>Rendering>Open GL Options>Use Shadows


View your model in 3d so you can see the relevant elevation of the apartment


Select the Helidon, in the OIP run Solar Animation

You can outupt a movie file and take clips from this to demonstrate


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