Simple Shadow Diagrams

16 October 2012 Tate Gibbes No Comments
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ArchiCAD has the ability to create some very good looking Shadow diagrams very simply.
First Go to your 3D window Settings ( View > 3D View Options > 3D Window Setttings… ) and turn on Sun Shadows

Next go to your Parallel Projection Settings ( View > 3D View Options > 3D Projection Setttings… )
Set your view to show Top View from the pop out menu

Now go to your 3D view, and you should be able to see the shadows being cast by your building.

You can now either create a new view of this image or if you require further annotation, create a 3D document.

 

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