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Faster way to change the time of day?

Marcus Trimble
Participant
We do a lot of projects where we need to assess the impact of overshadowing and solar access on sites.

Is there a shortcut to get the the “Sun” dialog box?
Or an easier way to change the time of day other than:

go to
“3D Projection Settings”
click “More Sun…”
click to the correct time of day.
hit enter
hit enter again

have a look at the shadows.
need to look at the next hour

go to
“3D Projection Settings”
click “More Sun…”
click to the correct time of day.
hit enter
hit enter again

repeat

I know that there is the sun study option, but this either spits out a file or files that we don’t need, or displays on the screen with no way of pausing to look at a specific time. And is also

A slider, dropdown menu, or text box in a palette that is always up on screen would be ideal.
ArchiCAD 19 (6006)
OS X 10.11.4
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Stress Co_
Advisor
Marcus wrote:
I know that there is the sun study option, but this either spits out a file or files that we don’t need, or displays on the screen with no way of pausing to look at a specific time.
Assuming you view (a saved) sun study file (.mp4) using Quicktime Player:
Instead of clicking the "play" button, drag the slider.
You can move frame by frame and see the time change in the subtitle text.
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Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full)

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