3D Archpix  use a 3D model to generate the shadow diagrams. From the 3D model 3D Archpix can also create photomontages and artist impressions.

To provide a quote 3D Archpix will need architectural drawings and a survey. 3D Archpix will use a 3D programme to model the proposed building and the existing building.

Modelling the buildings and site in 3D will allow the shadows to accurately fall on the slope of the land. The shadow may also fall onto neighbouring buildings.

Calculating these shadow diagrams using traditional methods is time consuming and can be inaccurate.

There are two formats 3D Archpix can provide for the shadow diagrams. These are listed below:

  • CAD format:-From the 3D model, 3D Archpix generate the shadows and convert to CAD format. Final copies are supplied on A1 or A3 paper and in pdf and CAD format with all the council required information.
  • Rendered image format:- 3D Archpix can provide the images rendered from the 3D software. These views will be in plan and from a bird’s eye view. The views will not be in elevation. The images will be of the proposed and existing buildings as separate images.