reset home button - reset sun position

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    • Official Post

    Hey tjasak - on the German keyboard it's Pos1:

  • Hi, thank you for answering! and what should happen, should it put it back to the position I have each time I freshly open Enscape? because I press this button and nothing happens, do I maybe need to press any other button with it, as for example strg or something?


    Do you maybe also know if it´s possible to see the exact time and angle setting in enscape, so I can then choose the same in Archicad? Because I can save the sun position in Archicad but not in Enscape view management.


    Tnx! :)

    • Official Post

    You can change the sun position by changing the daytime in Enscape. For this you can use the keys U and I, or Shift + Right Mouse Button + Moving the mouse.

    If you just did this so far, the Home / Pos1 button won't do anything.

    However, you can move the sun away from its natural trajectory by using Shift + U / I and CTRL + U / I. This way you can move the sun anywhere you like. If you did this, to return the sun to it's natural position (according to the currently selected daytime) you press the Home / Pos1 button.

    You can see the exact time in Enscape in the bottom right corner while changing the daytime. This can be used in combination with the Vectorworks Heliodon tool to set up the time of your choice as described in this Knowledgebase article

    Hope this helps!

  • Hi, thank you for answering, weird, but post button really doesn´t work with me, after changing the sun position. Maybe is something wrong with my keyboard hah. But I can also just close click to another view and back to the chosen one and resets the sun :)

  • Hi, thank you for answering, weird, but post button really doesn´t work with me, after changing the sun position. Maybe is something wrong with my keyboard hah. But I can also just close click to another view and back to the chosen one and resets the sun :)

    You may need to hold the FN key (or press it before) as you press the home key (as it is a multifunction key on your laptop keyboard )

  • Hi! Somehow pos1 with fn (functional key doesn´t work) to reset the sun position. I tested and this button (pos1) works in other applications. Could you (in case you have a similar laptop with functional keys) test it if it rly works? It could be an issue just with me or with all laptops with smaller keyboards and functional keys? :)


    Is there any other way to reset the sun position without a shortcut?


    Thank you!!

  • You can change the sun position by changing the daytime in Enscape. For this you can use the keys U and I, or Shift + Right Mouse Button + Moving the mouse.

    If you just did this so far, the Home / Pos1 button won't do anything.

    However, you can move the sun away from its natural trajectory by using Shift + U / I and CTRL + U / I. This way you can move the sun anywhere you like. If you did this, to return the sun to it's natural position (according to the currently selected daytime) you press the Home / Pos1 button.

    You can see the exact time in Enscape in the bottom right corner while changing the daytime. This can be used in combination with the Vectorworks Heliodon tool to set up the time of your choice as described in this Knowledgebase article

    Hope this helps!

    Hi! I see the hour at the bottom right and can then choose the same in Archicad and that´s how the sun position is saved. In Enscape I can also change with SHIFT+U, is there also a way to see where exactly is the sun then, so I can save it in Archicad?

    Not sure if I requested this feature already, but it would be very nice to be able to save the sun position in view management or to have it synhronized with Archicad, meaning I change it in Enscape and would be saved in Archicad also.