jeffn Posted February 10, 2022 Share Posted February 10, 2022 When simulating single-axis-trackers, limits affect the magnitude of deviation from a horizontal orientation: but when entering the corresponding limits in the Orientation dialog, the graphical “interpretation” assigns these angles to the post-to-limit angle, rather than the horizontal-to-limit. It is reasonable to indicate that some range of angles is not reachable (I would not have selected “green” as the color to reflect this restriction, but that is not material), but it is not reasonable to map the numbers in the numeric entries to that “green” region… they should be mapped to the complement (90-value) of that restricted region.The “workaround” is to ignore the graphical assistance and simply enter the correct numbers, but the graphical assistance is highly misleading to inexperienced engineers.Example of as-computed interpretation of tracker position anglesExample of incorrect graphical representation of this limit, with added (black) correct representation Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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