Streetscape Pro Help




Sun and Shadow Settings

You can access the Sun and Shadow Settings by selecting 'Settings' from the ribbon toolbar. When the Preferences window appears, click on 'Sun and Shadow' in the menu on the left. You can change the settings by making adjustments here and clicking 'OK'.

The Sun and Shadow Settings apply only to the file which you are working on. If you want to change the Program Defaults then click the 'Save' button. If you want to apply the saved Program Defaults to the file that you are working on, click "Retrieve". The original defaults can be restored at any time by clicking Reset. For more information on this see Defaults.

Sun Position - Manual Adjustment

You can enter a Sun Azimuth (direction) and Sun Altitude (angle from horizon) manually be typing it in the box or by using the sliders. The sun position will be displayed on the chart to the right. Alternatively, you can click directly on the chart to set the sun position. The colour of the sun will adjust depending on its altitude (please note this has no effect on the shadow colour, and is purely illustrative).

Sun Position - Automatic

You can also set the sun position by choosing a geographical location from the drop-down menu, and selecting a date and time. Click 'Set to Current Time' to use the time according to your computer's clock.

Show Shadows

You can tick the box next to 'Show Shadows' if you want Streetscape Pro to indicate shadow lines on the Cross Section in the Display Window. The colour can be adjusted by choosing from the drop down menu next to 'Shadow Colour'.