Features list of Shadows levels


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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 (4500 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

(in addition to Shadows features)

  • 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

(in addition to Shadows Expert features)

  • 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,




Feature

Shadows

Free

Shadows Expert

20 EUR

Shadows Pro

50 EUR
Database of 4500 cities with latitude, longitude and time zone
User manual in English, 120 pages in color
Compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.x and Windows 7
Classical sundial, horizontal, vertical due south or declining
Classical sundial, equatorial or polar
Hour lines of solar or mean time
Declination lines
Analemma curves (8-shaped)
Free text moveable frames
Catalog of mottoes in Latin, English, French, ...
Graph of the Equation of Time
Drawing of a large size protractor
Animation of the style' shadow
Declining-reclining sundial, declining polar sundial
Spider sundial
Italic and Babylonian lines
Image frames for decoration
Analemmatic sundial, horizontal or vertical
Shepherd' sundial, polar cylindrical sundial
Armillary ring, vertical cylindrical sundial
Simulation of the shadow of a roof on the sundial
Mariner astrolabe
Solar ephemeris
Direction rose
Map of sky, star finder
Unequal hours, sidereal hours
Arcs of solar azimuth and altitude
Solar graph (altitude-azimuth of Sun over the year)
Tool for calculating sundial parameters from a photo
Bifilar sundials
Planispheric astrolabe, universal astrolabe
Export of drawings in WMF or DXF for driving CNC machines
Available as a Box version with CDROM
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