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 Jonathan F

The tool is very important for architectural views, but with the latest versions the tool does not seem to allow DIFFERENT "north" directions for individual scenes. The problem is that the projected shadows don't need to be the real north, but what looks good for a view to explain the architecture.

I hope that future versions will allow the tool to optionally get back to a per-scene functionality. It is painful when features (that might have been a mistake but do something very useful) go away. Now views that show the north façade of a building look very dark when we show shadows.

I second this comment. North does not update per scene.

Jonathan- Are you a Vray user? The north per scene feature stopped functioning after SUVray 3.6 update.

SU 2017 Windows

cool :)

problem:
The requested page "/pt-br/user/login?destination=content/solar-north" could not be found.

Go to the end of the page, switch to English, and hit download. I had the same error and it worked for me,

Ritratto di kiwi10

Cool, but please vectorize the icons.

awful this is a pro extension...

Basic tool... thanks

great....thanks

Ritratto di CORP E

Awsome!!! Really usefull!!!

this only works in the pro version?

고맙습니다.

thanks

Ritratto di Brian R

If using Sketchup Make 2016, do all three option show up? Only the option to "toggle north arrow" shows up for me, the other (2) are greyed out

Ritratto di Phillip B.

Let me get this straight. This extension only displays an orange line that shows the solar north angle. You can only CHANGE this angle if you also have a SketchUp PRO license?

Seems kind of dumb to say this extension works with a free SU license when you can't do anything with it. Sure, it installs. But once it's installed, it's useless.

How can I install by MacOs?
I'm double click but not allow.

Ritratto di Tracy B.

Please help...I've downloaded the extension, but I want to make sure I understand how it works.

When you use the "Enter North Angle" tool, is this telling SketchUp the actual direction of TRUE NORTH?

So you can keep a rectangular building aligned with the default axes in Sketchup, but SketchUp will calculate the shadows correctly for the real-life circumstance of when your building does not align exactly with true north.

Do I have this correct?

Ritratto di Juanjo V.

This is exactly what it does!

Ritratto di ridh s

hi it is not able be installed ... please help.

Ritratto di Rombout V.

Doesnt orange line need to align with the shadow? its coming from a small angle in su2015 on mac and is not in alignent with the shadows?

Ritratto di Henrique l

Not at all Rombout.
The shadow depends on the hour, and geolocation (latitude and longitude).

Ritratto di Eric V.

Solar North doesn't allow you to rotate axis in sketchup 2015?!

Ritratto di Sherwin William L.

Found it! After installation you have to go back to "Prefernces" and tick the Solar North Tool Bar, so why was this not part of the basic tool bar similar to SKP8 and 2014?

Ritratto di mohaned a

i can not use the solar north in 2016 >>> i did not find it

Ritratto di Ariel S

Gracias por esta extensión! Por favor, ¿a donde debo ir para aprender más sobre esta extensión?
Saludos!

Thank you for this extension! Please, where do I go to learn more about this extension?
Greetings!

Ritratto di Pedro Sergio B

Na segunda tentativa seguida de instalação, esta extensão instala.

Ritratto di lawrence B.

hello
when will 2016 version be available pls..?

Ritratto di Stephanie E

Following

Ritratto di Trinh L

THANKS !

Ritratto di Trinh L

THANKS !

Ritratto di Nicolás S

O problema é que o Norte Solar está desenhado para modelos no hemisfério norte. Cuidado!

Ritratto di arqdanielasb ..

Na verdade, a extensão funciona bem. O que manda é a localização do modelo. Se mudares a latitude e a longitude, o norte se adéqua.

Ritratto di Clark G

como devemos usar para modelos no hemisferio sul?

Ritratto di Rachid E

thanks VM

Ritratto di 정은 황

thank you.

Ritratto di Nishchal A.

is it really that simple. Nice.
But should have been default.

Ritratto di ธีรนัย ไ

very nice, thanks!

Ritratto di Timmy B

awesome

Ritratto di Pete V.

I've used it before.. Awesome!

Ritratto di Ning P.

it works well for me . Thanks!!

Ritratto di Marina A

thank you...

Ritratto di ana19desing

gracias

Ritratto di David C

Thank you! I have been missing this manual north arrow since they added google earth locations a few years ago.
david

Ritratto di BOB M

very nice, thanks!

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?

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