I’m teaching Sketchup in the first semester of the Architecture programme at LTH, Lund university, Sweden. During my teaching I’ve encountered a couple of tools, features and techniques that might be improved, to have a more coherent logic in relation to the rest of the software. First one is Solar North:
- Solar North should always default to green axis, not be a couple of degrees off. I see no logical explanation to this behaviour, either than someone sometime confusing solar north with magnetic north. Geographic north (grid north, gps north) is the same as solar north, right?
I teach geo-location and sun/shadows as a fundamental strength of Sketchup, and it kind of erodes the confidence in Sketchup for analyzing sun and shadows precisely.