Not sure if I'm being dense because this is already a thing and I just don't know about it, but please could the Longitude, Latitude and North Orientation for the solar light be automatically aligned with the geographic coordinates of a file - if these are attached, or referenced in.
It seems absurd to go to the trouble of geo-locating a project to the degree-minute-second, and then have to do it again for rendering because there is no connection between the two. This possible has connections to the Solar Exposure calculator too?
Thanks for the input. I will have to check with development regarding the future inclusion of this enhancement request. The VUE engine will eventually replace the current engine used and may provide this functionality. Please file a Service Request to be updated on this enhancement
Thanks to all for the responses - I have generated a SR for this as this should be achievable with out having to resort to external software.
Since a GCS can be quite large there needs to be a method to identify a specific location within the GCS. That means specifying the Lat/Long or Cartesian coordinates of this location. The GCS alone is not enough information to enable the solar light calculation.
Indeed, an automated approach might be the centre of all your visible geometry? The solar widget to choose date and time graphically seems to centre nicely on the current design... but a manual data point could work.