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sunpath diagrams

asked 2017-01-27 09:37:32 -0500

updated 2017-05-04 08:55:21 -0500

What tools do folks use to generate SunPath diagrams? We've looked at several alternatives, but have hit dead ends in many cases. Sketchup plug-in seem to focus on solar load (which is important, but not what I'm looking for in this instance) Or we run into dead ends - SunTools being an example. Any thoughts / alternative appreciated.

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@dradair I am not sure if that's exactly what you want but have your tried UCLA's Climate Consultant? You can download it here.

Jeremy's avatar Jeremy  ( 2017-01-27 10:57:00 -0500 )edit

Yes we use Climate Consultant, but the solar data is just a 2D plot of the data.... I realizes now I was pretty unclear. I'm looking for something with might show the suns position / path with respect to a 3D model, typically in Sketchup. Yes sketchup can do time dependent shadows, other have other plug-ins that do the sun/solar on the glazing....just looking to add in the sun path/position type data.

dradair's avatar dradair  ( 2017-01-27 11:17:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-01-27 14:24:46 -0500

You can upload certain file types and view them with a 3D analemma on Ladybug Web.

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