Catégorie : T4SU

Posts pertaining to the use of the SketchUp tool (T4SU), including walkthroughs and examples.

Making Solar Envelopes 0

Making Solar Envelopes

Making Solar Envelopes¶ Pre-processing¶ Before being able to perform a solar envelope analysis, several operations need to be done. This analysis uses 2D data (eg: building footprints). First, select the building on which the...

Lines of Sight 0

Lines of Sight

Colored Lines of Sight To visualize the visibility of an individual facing in a certain direction, one can use lines of sight. « PColoredLinesOfSight3D » does so by selecting a point in space and a direction...

Direct Solar Irradiation 0

Direct Solar Irradiation

11. Viewing Direct Solar Irradiation along a Path The city landscaping team has a new shipment of flowers, and they must decide where to plant them. They already have a general idea along a new...

Sky and Sun View Factors 0

Sky and Sun View Factors

10. Sky View Factors 10.1. Calculating the Sky View Factor¶ The Sky View Factor (SVF) is used in the evaluation of the impact of urban geometry on the micro-climate, specifically temperature and the Urban Heat...

Creating Isovists 1

Creating Isovists

 8. Ray Casting 8.1. Ray Casting : an Introduction to Visibility Studies¶ Ray Casting involves choosing a point in your urban space, from which rays will spread at equal distance from each other. The ray...

Drawing Sun Paths 0

Drawing Sun Paths

7. Drawing Sun Paths¶ 7.1. Drawing Paths of Points¶ Tools4SketchUp offers very different possibilities than the built-in Shadow feature or other plugins available. The first step in your solar analysis should be to set...

General Tips to Start 0

General Tips to Start

5. General Tips to Start¶ T4SU offers many features that allow for an automatic selection, modification, creation or visualization of information, for a fast and easy way to treat and analyse our data. Many...

Sampling Methods 4

Sampling Methods

6. Sampling Methods¶ T4su offers a four ways to sample your geometries. Sampling is very useful whenever a phenomena may be better studied with spatial discretization. whether they be flat surfaces or lines. They can be found...

Preparing your Model 0

Preparing your Model

4. Preparing Your Data¶ Learn to pre-process your geometries before performing any analysis.   4.1. Extruding Heights from your Geometries¶ Once you have loaded your data, it will appear on your screen as well as...

Loading data into SketchUp 1

Loading data into SketchUp

3. Loading your data into SketchUp¶ Once you have installed t4su, click on File>Import…. As you click on the available file types, you can notice that several new types of imports are available :...

Installation Procedures 0

Installation Procedures

2. Installation Procedures¶ There are multiple ways to install T4SU. Choose the procedure  depending on your OS. You can also directly upload it from inside SketchUp. 2.1. Under Windows¶ The following installation procedure assumes...

Introduction to T4SU 0

Introduction to T4SU

1. Introduction¶ This Section of MAU is dedicated to T4SU (Tools 4 SketchUp) : You will find walkthroughs and use cases. Depreciated versions of this documentation can also be found on t4su.wordpress.com as well...