This article shows how to apply Light Manager settings to help us develop a better solar study.
To perform an accurate solar study we need to fix exact geographic parameters inside the OpenBuildings Designer model. From the Visualization workflow > Lighting tool group, click on the Manager icon as below:
As we are looking for a solar study, we should select the light source as Solar from the left side of the Light Manager dialog box.
Under Details, set the Shadow type, Cloudiness, Air Quality and other parameters according to your preference. These will help you simulate the model environment better.
Once this is done, click on the Solar Position tab and choose a date and time for the analysis. After this, select the preferred location, either from the list of available cities from the included database or select a geographic point from Google Earth.
We can also select the location by running a KML file, if available.
Once these are defined close the dialog box. These settings will be updated in the Solar Study section, and we will be able perform a solar path analysis on the selected location and environment. Additional guidance can be found here.