When you select north plane for sun under lights in photoview 360, is this north or due north?
Do you mean the difference between magnetic and geographic North?
If so do you really think this will make a great deal of difference to the lighting, it will only be a few degrees off so unless you're sitting near the North or South Pole the lighting wont be far out...
Perhaps SolidWorks should make allowances for the shift of magnetic North over the years as part of the upgrades. LOL.
Yes I mean the difference between magnetic and geographic north. I live in NZ where the deference is 20deg which will effect my design greatly.
Then yes 20 degrees will make a big difference to your graphics. I believe that Swrks is set for geographic North although I do not know this to be true.. I'm in UK so the difference is considerably less. I have only used this feature a few times and have adjusted some of the settings to suit what I want to get out of it.
Sorry to be so vague.
It's now after 1 am, Time for bed... I hope someone else can pick this up and give you a definitive answer or more help with your settings.
Given that it's a solar study, it'd be quite a blunder to take into account seasonal tilt, lattitude, longitude, time of day and then not use the axis of rotation to identify North. As far as I know the magnetic pole has no impact on the position of the sun in the sky.
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