New in SolidWorks 2014: Solar Access Study

SolarAccessStudySolidWorks 2014 includes a really interesting new feature that allows you to set a defined date, time, and geographic location to create high-fidelity renderings that accurately simulate lighting from the sun. You can easily account for real-world shadow and light position at any given date and time, and use the wizard to quickly create a Solar Access Study for a high-resolution lifelike animation. You can even maximize (or minimize) sun exposure or avoid shadow using important positioning data.

Watch the Solar Access Study in the video below, and be sure to check out our new SolidWorks 2014 website to see everything else that’s new.

Matthew West

SolidWorks alumnus. I like plate reverb, Rat pedals, Thai curry, New Weird fiction, my kids, Vespas, Jazzmasters, my wife & Raiders of the Lost Ark. Not necessarily in that order.