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Create a heat map for solar analysis

Yvonne
Advocate

Is there a plugin that would allow us to create heat maps in Archicad? to produce a solar/shadow analysis similar to what sun hours and shadow analysis extensions for sketchup do? unfortunately these extensions don't work with the latest sketchup so we're not able to use it. 

heat map.png

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

I recalled seeing such heatmaps being created in Grasshopper with one of its available plug-ins, I think it was Ladybug or something:

 

https://www.ladybug.tools/#:~:text=Ladybug%20Tools%20has%20been%20downloaded%20more%20than%20500%2C0....

 

 

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jimifacio
Newcomer

Hi Yvonne,

I would love to be able to do this natively in ArchiCAD too, have you now found a way?

If not, which SketchUp plugin did you use on the pasted image in your post?

Thank you!

We used Grasshopper instead as Laszlo suggested. The one we used to use is Shadow Analysis 

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