How to produce solar/shadow studies with Revit

Prior to start a solar study, organize a view to show light and shadows. Apply the following useful tips :-
• Generate a 3D view.

To show light and shadows efficiently on a project, apply 3D views of the building model. Show standard plan views like floor plans and ceiling plans, abstain from demonstrating various elements in 3D, therefore, there will be no shadows to be casted from these elements.

The sun path and shadows can be accessed in all 3D views devoid of those applying the Wireframe or Consistent Colors visual style. In 2D views, the sun path can be accessed in floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, elevations, and sections.

Note: The sun path’s on-screen controls can’t be edited in perspective, walkthrough, or rendered 3D views.

• Rotate a view to True North to perfectly demonstrate the position of the sun concerning the project through solar study.
• While creating a lighting solar study, state the location of the sun corresponding to the view.


How to produce solar/shadow studies with Revit