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Installing Enscape

Before installing Enscape, make sure Revit is closed and that you have the user rights to install software on your Windows system. Then, simply open the installer. It will find your installed version of Revit and add Enscape as a plugin.

Once installed, Enscape can be found in the ribbon in Revit under its own menu. Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit user interface.

Enscape Ribbon in Revit

Starting Enscape

Follow these steps to view your Revit project in 3D:

  • Make sure you have at least one non-empty 3D view in your project.
  • Select a valid view in Revit so that the ribbon bars are not greyed out.
  • Select your desired view in the Enscape view dropdown and press Start.

The associated phasing and design option is used for Enscape’s view.
You can leave Enscape open while you make any desired changes in Revit (e.g. cross sections, materials or geometric changes in the model). Your changes will show up instantly in Enscape after switching back from Revit.

Moving around

  • You can move your camera position around by left-clicking in the Enscape window.
  • By pressing the arrow keys (or the letter keys WASD), you can move in the direction you’re facing.
  • Rotate the mouse wheel to speed quickly forward, or press SHIFT or CTRL to accelerate your moving speed.
  • You can also press Q and E to move your position up and down.

See a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts here.

See what it can do

  • Try enabling a cross section in Revit and check out the sleek cut view in Enscape.
  • Right-click, hold and drag the mouse to change the time of day.
  • Enable Papermode in the Enscape settings if you haven’t defined materials yet or would rather hide the details.
  • Read through the knowledgebase and experiment with the settings and export features.

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