ShadowFX

ShadowFX logo.

Sun and shadow modeling program for architects and town planners. The program enables you to easily generate shadow profiles cast by buildings and other objects for any latitude, longitude and time of year, and design more effective solar shading devices. The program incorporates a fully-featured CAD Viewer that enables you to view AutoCAD files 2.5 to 2000.

Keywords

shading calculations, sun modelling, solar shading

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

No special expertise is required. The program is highly graphical and intuitive to use.

Users

New program, released in July 2000.

Audience

Architects, town planners, and architecture students.

Input

Height and orientation of structure.

Output

Shadow profiles are output in the form of AutoCAD DWG and DXF files. These can be imported into CAD drawings for further analysis, or printed onto transparencies for use as overlays. You can also view 2D and 3D simulations and print a variety of reports.

Computer Platform

Windows 98/NT.

Programming Language

Delphi

Strengths

The program is user-friendly and highly graphic. Shadow profiles can be quickly and easily generated without the need to input complex 3D objects, and data is presented in a highly usable and an easy-to-understand format.

Weaknesses

N/A

Contact

Company:

CA Design Associates Ltd

Address:

United Kingdom

Facsimile:

+44 (1457) 767 5750

E-mail:

mail@cadwizz.com

Website:

http://www.shadowfx.co.uk

Availability

A trial version of the program may be downloaded from the Web site. This is a full working version of the program, except that it operates only for a fixed latitude and longitude.