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Shadow Visualizer


Shadow Visualizer is a product of:


Dr. Baum Research e.K.

Pfitznerweg 20

D-74523 Schwäbisch Hall


This product is built on C++ Libraries for Solar Technologies 1996-2015.

Copyright © 2015 Dr. Baum Research e.K. All Rights Reserved.





Shadow Visualizer -- a solar CAD tool for presentations of solar projects. It visualizes natural shadows during entire year at any geographical latitude in any architecture environment. It is good for the visual identification of possible shading problems, but does not include options for the complete shading calculations.


Note that you can use Shadow Visualizer not only for the visualization and analysis of your solar collector system, but also for many other tasks that are somehow associated with the solar radiation or solar light in architecture, solar design, and even in your everyday practical life.


Use Shadow Visualizer and Shadow Analyzer to error-proof your solar project:






If you have an interest in solar energy (as a user, investor, or professional installer of solar collectors) and want firstly to know how Shadow Visualizer can help you to error-proof your solar project, start your reading at once from the chapter Your Solar Project (see there the topic Visualize Shadows), and return later to a more regular reading of other chapters.


This is the screen shot of a typical session with Shadow Visualizer (we hid some toolbars to simplify the picture).



This is the screen shot of the toolbars (we minimized the field of the 3D View windows to simplify the picture).





Shadow Visualizer is a parametric CAD tool for Solar Energy Engineering and Architecture. Shadow Visualizer displays not only objects themselves, but also the shadows they cast.


Shadow Visualizer visualizes shadows in 3D views for the express visual evaluations of the shading in the case of in-place installation of solar energy equipment. It allows to observe shadows from external objects as well as the self-shading of static or sun-tracking solar collector systems during a day in several seasons of the year, on any geographical latitude. 


The parametric CAD features of Shadow Visualizer allows you to compose scenes, populate them with objects, change object dimensions, location, orientation, colors, and reflectivities. You can also apply textures to objects' surfaces. After all these transformations, you can save scenes in (.sa1) files.


For architects, Shadow Visualizer is an easy method to evaluate the natural-light environment in an inter-building space.


Shadow Visualizer is a stand-alone tool. It does not depend on any other applications or any third-party packages.