Calculate the awning shadow
with the markilux sun compass

The markilux sun compass helps you to easily calculate the shade of your new awning online. Why is shadow simulation an important step in planning? Depending on the orientation of your terrace or balcony, the sun's rays hit the area that you want to shade with an awning at different times of the day and from different directions and at different angles.

When planning and configuring your new awning, you should therefore ask yourself what time of day sun protection is most important to you. Do you want shade on your patio at the end of the working day or would you prefer it for your morning coffee? The optimum dimensions and features of your new patio or balcony awning, such as length, projection, installation height and angle of inclination, should be determined according to your wishes and needs. The shade simulator takes these factors into account and calculates the shade cast for your location.

You can use the markilux sun compass to calculate the shadow cast by your awning. The course of the sun can be simulated so that you can see when and where the awning provides shade - at any time of day and on any desired date. In addition to the time and the course of the sun, the tool also takes into account your location and the orientation of the awning. Based on the shade cast, you can then choose between an articulated arm awning or a pergola to suit your requirements. Try out the markilux sun compass directly to calculate the shadow cast.

Shadow course simulation
with the markilux sun compass - how it works

The markilux sun compass shows you how the shade under your awning will turn out depending on the date, time and location. The tool requires some information to be able to calculate the incidence of light on your awning. The shadow is calculated in the following steps:

  • Information about the location of your awning: Click on the "Location" button to display a small map with a search field. You can enter your address here. Don't forget to enter the compass direction of your patio or balcony.

  • Awning properties: In the second step, you have the option of selecting the awning type. You can simulate the shade cast by either an articulated awning or a pergola. You can also specify the dimensions and the angle of inclination of the awning. You can always return to this step to readjust the values for calculating the shade. The markilux shade plus, which protects your patio or balcony from the rays of the low sun, is listed here as an additional equipment option.

  • Date: Next, enter a date and time or a time window for which you would like to calculate the shade. Try out different months and times of day, for example, and observe how the incidence of the sun's rays on your patio changes.

  • Start sun path: Once you have entered all the data, you can start the sun path for the selected day by clicking on "Play". The shadow of the awning is simulated based on the course of the sun. You can let the sun compass run through and imitate an entire day, for example. You can adjust the speed of the animation. The course of time can be made either faster or slower.

  • Save, print or send the result: You can then save the calculation of the awning shade or print out the set details. We will be happy to forward your enquiry to your regional specialist dealer for further planning. Please select the "Contact us" button to do this.

Are you satisfied with the shade calculation for your awning and would like to continue planning your shade dispenser straight away? With our awning configurator and the free markilux app, you can plan, configure and visualise your desired awning.

Calculate the shade and select the appropriate awning

The shadow calculation for your new markilux folding arm awning can be the first step on the way to your individual sun protection. The calculations of the markilux sun compass provide you with solid orientation values ​​for further awning planning.

Now determine which awnings have the required dimensions and equipment options with the markilux awning finderand are therefore suitable for your project. If you have general questions about the markilux range, ourhotline team will be happy to help you by phone or email. If you would like to arrange anpersonal consultation, please contact your local markiux specialist dealer.