New year - New version
Dear Shadows user,
New Year is approaching and I want to wish you all the best for you and your family, and moreover plenty of building projects of sundials and even astrolabes.
I spent the summer developing new features for Shadows, and I finally published the new version 4.1 in the first days of November. Do not hesitate to download it, whether you use version 4.0, or 3.5 or even older, you can always install it. Download it on: www.shadowspro.com/download
I keep receiving messages of users of versions 3.x… Do not wait, update to version 4.1, it will make a dramatic change! Version 4 is so much more advanced than version 3, you will not regret it.
Your license, if you have one, will be automatically loaded; however, with the new version, you will have to associate your license to your PC. The procedure is automated and easy, if you have an Internet connection. And if you want to purchase a license to access to all the powerful features of Shadows, go to www.shadowspro.com/license and you will receive your license in a few hours after the order. The installation procedure is now easier, thanks to an activation code. A feature list of each level is given on www.shadowspro.com/functions
Version 4.1 brings a number of improvements, especially for high resolution screens for which drawings are nicer. Several new options have been introduced, such as the possibility to extend hour lines up to a circle of given radius around Point B. Ellipse foci on an analemmatic sundial are now drawn and documented in the technical data sheet. And a brand new page in the Ephemeris give all the details on the Moon, with phases, hour of moonrise and moonset, etc.
Shadows 4.1 is now a 64-bit application for better performances; it requires a 64-bit version of Windows. However, if you use a 32-bit version of Windows, you can still download a 32-bit version of Shadows on www.shadowspro.com/download/shadows32bits.exe