Solar North
Provides tools for you to set and display the solar north angle.
Solar North

Provides tools for your to set and display the solar north angle that SketchUp uses to calculate the sun location, and therefore shadow directions. Useful if you've imported a model with a different "north" than SketchUp's default.

The Solar North extension requires an active SketchUp Pro license.

Reviews

Ritratto di Bjorn B

Doesn't work at all. This should be implemented in the software.

Ritratto di Yo F

TOTALLY AGREE !!!!!!!

Complètement d’accord !!!!!

Ritratto di michael c

trying to get a complete answer from the "sketch up team" is a joke! I guess they have nothing to do, so you have to get piecemeal answers and hope for the best.
M3.0

Ritratto di Juan L

Thanks a lot, you pepole are great and thanks once again.

Ritratto di Tito R

me dice que no es compatible con skp 2014 alguien y lo instalo en esa version?

Ritratto di G5 A.

Don´t work, :(

Ritratto di Asif K.

It works. thanks..

Ritratto di G5 A.

Don´t work, :(

Ritratto di Rubber X C

To install Solar North, you need to have an active SketchUp Pro license.

Ritratto di Kirya C

I don't know how to install ...I have sketchup 2014. Help.

Ritratto di Santy S

HAY QUE INICIAR SECIÓN GENTEEEEEEE

Ritratto di Alberto Scoparo

Pra quem não está conseguindo instalar.... Primeiro tem que fazer o LOGIN do lado da caixa de pesquisa.
Aí a instalação funciona certinho!

Ritratto di Orxan O.

Thanks

Ritratto di Helle M.

1

Ritratto di Adel A.

Thank 4 u

Ritratto di Daniel H

hacia falta!

Ritratto di Helle M.

Finally it showed up, but the lower two icons are greyed out? What do one do next? using free SU8. I presume it also works in the free SU ?

Ritratto di Ken M.

Does this work with SU14?

Ritratto di António A

when the Skp 2014 plugin are available?

Sketchup 2013..
Go to
Windows > preferences > Select (Extension ) Install Extension from bottom left corner..
Select the Solar north extension.

The toolbars should appear. click Ok and You are done

Ritratto di Felipe S

Thank you bro!!! ;)

Ritratto di Mohamed F K.

thanks

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I was able to load the extension by assigning a shortcut key to Solar North.
now i just hit the key and the toolbar shows up

Ritratto di Bjorn B

Why is google not fixing this basic tool. I'm paying for the software but can't use it properly.

Ritratto di Bjorn B

it doesn't work :S

Go to
Windows > preferences > Select (Extension ) Install Extension from bottom left corner..
Select the Solar north extension.

The toolbars should appear. click Ok and You are done

Go to
Windows > preferences > Select (Extension ) Install Extension from bottom left corner..
Select the Solar north extension.

The toolbars should appear. click Ok and You are done

Go to
Windows > preferences > Select (Extension ) Install Extension from bottom left corner..
Select the Solar north extension.

The toolbars should appear. click Ok and You are done

Go to
Windows > preferences > Select (Extension ) Install Extension from bottom left corner..
Select the Solar north extension.

The toolbars should appear. click Ok and You are done

Ritratto di Daniel Mario P.

Thanks!

Ritratto di kientruc t

good! thanks!

Ritratto di kientruc t

good! thanks!

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Ritratto di Thomas S

I have pro 2013 and have successfully loaded the toolbar and it seems to work though I have not tried all of the functionality yet. I do not want to change the default settings untill I understand something, hopefully developers are watching this thread.

I have imported a scene from google maps and with it the geolocation of the project (prior to installing the north angle toolbar). On google maps north is always straight up. When I use the north arrow to display the north angle it is around 30 deg off. This could not be the magnetic declination difference since it is only 8.8deg for this area. How does the default north arrow calculate the default position if not from the geolocation? I have moved the default axis many times while modeling, could this have caused the confusion? Is there a way to get the north arrow to snap back to the geolocation?

rplay

Ritratto di Ernesto C

I have 2013 Pro and can not find the tools nor can i install the extension. please help

Ritratto di ปานสรวง ค

Thank you

Ritratto di Christopher Krupp

This tool is included in 2013 Pro and has none of the issues expressed here-in.

Ritratto di Gerardo L

Buena aplicación, funciona perfectamente... ¡Todo bien!

Ritratto di Will M

Why does Sketchup need to access and know who I am on Google plus???

? ?

I need it,thank you!

Ritratto di Ignacio Iñiguez de O

Same problem. Once installed using Window/Preference/Estension, the Toolbar does nor appear and neither is hidden under any other.
Onzono

Ritratto di Mark L

What fool removed this from 2013 as standard?

...one who doesn't work for Trimble any more

Ritratto di Vladimir Syroezhkin

It'll be very useful if this plugin will support scenes. I mean I would like to set different solar north angles in each scene tabs. Could you add this function?

Ritratto di Terry W

Seconded. This used to work correctly and now it doesn't. (2013 Pro)

Ritratto di Scott G

What a pain. Should I load it?
So what was the fix. I newer version or running as Admin??
Thanks.

I think its fixed, it workes perfectly here. :)

Ritratto di Arq P

Just a simple message appears then ok (Error Loading File solarnorth_loader.rb
undefined method `GetString' for nil:NilClass). Enter. Ok.

Ritratto di Arq P

Not problem for me. Just install .rbz archive inside Skecthup 2013. It depends of permission of Administrator. Ok ?

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Solar North (1.2.0); Giugno 2, 2013
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