Vectorworks can be used for quick 3D modeling. You can use Vectorworks for lighting. If you combine both of these, you can use Vectorworks to create a solar study.
A solar study can be used at the very early stages of the design to check the way the sun lights your building. It can be used to check how your building will affect the adjoining buildings. You can use it to check the lighting in landscapes, and so on.
- Solar Study From an Image File
- Importing the Image File
- Scale the Image
- Rotate the Plan
- Massing Model
- Solar Study Using a Site Model
- Trees on Adjacent Sites
- Solar Animation
- Window Shading
Here are the solar study movies I refter to in the manual:
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