Shadows do not work in PM settings

My shadows work fine in AM settings. When I make a new scene and switch to a PM setting, it changes the building color to dark (shadowy) but there are no shadows. I don’t want the buildings dark. Windows> SU 2018

The geolocation and the timezone may be your issue.

Could you clarify.
Your Profile says Sketchup for schools (web)
You have posted in a category for Sketchup for Schools
But you then say Windows and 2018

I am a student at UCLAx/LandscapeArchitecture. I didn’t want to stall this by having you ask me what OS and what version I was using.

I found last night that I could get it to work as long as the “time” was under 6:00pm (i.e.4:59 June 21 worked, 6:00pm, June 21, did not.)

At the 6:00pm time it would turn the buildings dark, but no shadows.

This is for Santa Monica, CA

On June 21, in California, it is not dark at 6:00pm, so there should be shadows.

Attached screen grab:

Here is what happens at the earlier time:

If your model is correctly geolocated, you have your time zone set wrong.
Is the UTC-8:00 setting correct for your area?

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To display shadows that accurately portray the real world, four distinct parameters must all be set correctly.

Geographic Orientation — Relationship of True North to the model.

Geographic Location — Latitude and Longitude

Time — Year, Month, Day, Hour and Minute

UTC Offset — The difference between local time and the C oordinated U niversal T ime standard.

The current UTC in Santa Monica, California, USA is UTC -7
Yours shows -8

Current Local Time in City of Santa Monica, California, USA

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Sunset in Santa Monica, CA on June 21 is 8:08 PM. At 7:45 pm with -7:00 offset I get this.

And 6:00 pm.

THANK YOU Geo! I wasn’t paying attention that setting because the earlier times were working.

I think it’s also a Daylight Savings time thing?
California is 8 hours plus Greenwich Mean time (UTC) for part of the year. 7 makes sense for summer.

Thanks you soooo much. I can finish my homework!

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