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Installation

Supported Versions Planary supports Autodesk® AutoCAD® versions 2017,2018,2020-2025 Installation The installation process is the same as any software windows installation. 1. Ensure that Revit is closed before proceeding with the installation. 2. Double click on the installer file. 3. Follow…

Area Calculation

Area Calculation and Colour on Regions Shadow Colour allows you to calculate the shadow area within selected regions and apply a designated colour to those shadows. To generate a shadow area calculation, please ensure the following: The view is Top…

Troubleshooting

Shadow Colour is straightforward and very precise. However, if you find some artifacts in your results, please make sure you are upgraded to the latest version. Shadow Colour is being updated regularly, and issues are being fixed. Upgrade to the…

Shadow Colour Interface

In this article we will summarize and overview the Shadow Colour interface. A. Export high-quality images. Save and Open Settings. B. Graphic preferences and topography.  C. Help menu, contains links to helpful articles and videos on how to use Shadow…

Save/Load Settings

To save your project settings, go to ‘File’ → ‘Save Settings’, and select the folder to save the settings. Shadow Colour will save all the linked elements, including the selected colours and styles. To load settings, go to ‘File’ →…

Export Images and GIFs

There are multiple ways to export your shadow study. Quick Export of a Single Image from Your Shadow Study: Open the Export Menu:Navigate to ‘File’ → ‘Export’ → ‘Single Image’. This action opens the export options for a single image.…

Settings and Topography

Shadow Colour provides customization options for achieving your desired graphic results. To adjust your preferences, navigate to ‘Settings’ → ‘Preferences’. Shadow Intensity Control the shadow intensity using the slider. Calculate Areas Generate a shadow area calculation report for each selected…

Conduct a Shadow Study

Add elements and assign colours Option 1 – Add Elements From The View Useful for early-stage study. It works best with fewer elements that can be easily picked from the view, such as Massing, Revit groups and linked files. Click…

Get Started

What is Sun Shadow Study or Solar Study? Shadow Study / Solar Study is a set of illustrations that demonstrate the shadow impact from the proposed development.The illustrations usually differentiate the proposed/approved building’s cast shadow from the existing context’s shadows.The…