By showing the impact of natural light and shadows on your project, solar studies yield valuable information that can help support effective passive solar design. Use solar studies to visualize how shadows from terrain and surrounding buildings affect the site, and where natural light penetrates a building during specific times of the day and year.
The sun path is a visual representation of the sun's range of movement across the sky at the geographic you specify for a project. The sun path displays in the context of your project and includes for positioning the sun at any point within its range of movement, between sunrise and sunset, throughout the year.
To experience the full potential of solar studies, display the sun path, and then use the sun path's context menu to access the Sun Settings dialog whenever you need it. Using the sun path and Sun Settings dialog together gives you the combined advantage of the sun path’s highly visual, interactive controls and the dialog’s presets and shared settings.