Features list of Shadows levels


Shadows is well known for its ease of use. Thousands of people use Shadows worldwide. Read their testimonies and view the sundials they made with Shadows.

Shadows

Shadows in its basic level is free. It comes with a powerful set of functions and a fully illustrated user manual.

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Shadows Expert

Shadows Expert is a level dedicated to people who want to access to more advanced functions in the program.

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Shadows Pro

Shadows Pro is the most advanced level and is made for professional sundial makers and power users interested in astrolabes.

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Shadows

  • Plane sundials with polar style (horizontal, vertical declining, equatorial, polar, meridian)
  • Sundial drawn to scale 1, of any size and any orientation or reclination,
  • Compatible with any location on Earth, in northern or southern hemisphere (3500 locations installed),
  • Style drawn to scale 1,
  • Tables of coordinates of hour line points and declination arcs,
  • Drawing of solar or mean hours, with or without longitude correction,
  • Text frames that can be moved and resized on the sundial, with preinstalled list of mottoes,
  • Equation of time drawn in various forms,
  • Drawing of a protractor and azimuth circle,
  • Fully illustrated 120-page user manual,
  • User interface translated in 14 languages.

Shadows Expert

  • Inclined and declining sundial, declining polar sundial, spider sundial
  • Analemmatic sundials,
  • Cylindrical sundials,
  • Ephemeris tables,
  • Italic hours, Babylonic hours,
  • Insertion of image frames on the sundial,
  • Exportation of data and images,
  • Drawing of the construction layout of a sundial,
  • Simulation of the roof's shadow on the sundial,
  • Change of orientation and reclination of a sundial,
  • Tool for the determination of the wall's declination,
  • Direction rose, map of the sky
  • Mariner's astrolabe
  • Stars finder map


Shadows Pro

  • Planispheric astrolabe, universal astrolabe,
  • Vertical declining analemmatic sundial,
  • Bifilar sundials,
  • Drawing of azimuth and altitude lines on the sundial,
  • Sidereal hours, astronomical hours,
  • Solar graph (azimuth-altitude) with horizon mask,
  • Export of drawing layout in WMF and DXF (AutoCAD),
  • Export of animations in AVI,
  • Tool for the calculation of sundial parameters from a photo,
  • Efficiency graph of a solar pannel,