Yes, the interactive component movements and many display options are not shared at the moment. (The interactive components are a “display option” and not an “actual change to the model” because it is implemented by changing where some faces are displayed, without doing any change in the model.)
We never really thought about these cases. We can certainly fix them on a case-by-case basis, similar to how we recently made the section plane shared (another display option instead of a change in the actual model). I’m adding them to our internal to-do list.
Just thinking aloud, but right now, if you adjust the light direction by setting a date and time, then it should work because this adjusts the date and time stored in the model. But if you set a sun direction manually, it won’t work because that is not stored in the model.