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Creating Solar Access Studies [Project 15196, 19246]

Using solar access studies, you can simulate how sunlight that is applied to a model changes over time. To create a solar access study, you must first add sunlight to a model.

To create a solar access study:

  1. From a part or assembly, select the Motion Studies tab (lower portion of the graphics area).
  2. Click Animation Wizard Tool_Animation_Wizard.gif (MotionManager toolbar).
  3. In the wizard, select Solar Access Study and click Next.
  4. Select the solar access study type:
    Option Description
    Fixed date, variable time Displays the movement of the sun over a time range on a selected date.
    Fixed time, variable date Displays the movement of the sun at a selected time of day over a range of dates.
  5. Complete the rest of the wizard and click Finish.
  6. To run the study, after creating the study, click Play from Start Tool_Play_From_Start.gif (MotionManager toolbar).

    The speed of the animation depends on your settings. After you play the animation once, you can drag the timeline to view changes in the shadows as the sun moves.

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