How do I install solar north in SketchUp?

You’ll need to open the Extension Warehouse from within SketchUp, locate the “Solar North” plugin and choose “Install” to add this plugin.

How do I download Solar North in SketchUp?

The Solar North option is available only in SketchUp Pro. The Solar North menu displays and adjusts the direction of north in the model. Adjusting Solar North alters the direction of cast shadows. To find Solar North, select View ⇒ Toolbars ⇒ Solar North.



Solar North

  1. Toggle North Arrow.
  2. Set North Tool.
  3. Enter North Angle.

How do you add North in SketchUp?

In SketchUp, the True North is located along the green axis. An easy way to remember it is to go in ‘Plan View’ and see that the the green axis is pointing up towards the True North.

How do I change the orientation of north in SketchUp?

Window > Model Info > Geo-location > Set Manual Location



Use the Solar North tools to set true north in relation to the model.

How do I add plugins to SketchUp?

Installing extensions manually in SketchUp

  1. In SketchUp, select Extensions > Extension Manager. …
  2. Click the Install Extension button.
  3. In the Open dialog box that appears, navigate to the . …
  4. When SketchUp warns you about installing only extensions from trusted sources, click Yes to proceed and install your extension.
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Is there a compass on SketchUp?

Bear in mind direction in SketchUp is True (geographic) direction not Compass (magnetic) direction. In most locations the two differ.

How do you do a solar shadow analysis?

The first step is to scale the shadow length template to the height of the object. Than you place the shadow lined on the corners of the object. Next you remove the shadow lines that don’t apply and outline is the objects shadow. Now you know where you can and can’t place the solar modules for optimum performance.

What happens when you triple click a face in SketchUp?

When you triple-click an edge or a face, you select the whole conglomeration that it’s a part of.

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