Switch on or off the northsolar orange line

Hi,

I got a template from some one else where the orange line is truned on. I wish to turn it off temporally. I did read about the Model ‘Location’ setting but with 2018 there is the geo-loaction setting and no way to turn it off there. Also using a mac with the plugin SolarNorth which isn’t loading, so no way to turn it with that.

Any other option available? Ruby code? Console

You can run this code snippet in the Ruby Console (Window > Ruby Console):

Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info["DisplayNorth"] = false
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

edit
did put it directly inside my own plugin for easy switching

def self.toggle_displayNorth_method
if Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info["DisplayNorth"] == false
Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info[“DisplayNorth”] = true 
else 
Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info[“DisplayNorth”] = false
end
end

This can be simplified as:

def self.toggle_display_north
  Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info["DisplayNorth"] = !Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info["DisplayNorth"]
end

or:

def self.toggle_display_north
  si = Sketchup.active_model.shadow_info
  si["DisplayNorth"] = !si["DisplayNorth"]
end

of course your right. thank you again

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