A Favorite View is designed to be used in both the Enscape Virtual Reality Presentation Mode and the Enscape Standalone file.
Favorite Views will help you and your clients navigate quickly and easily to pre-selected viewpoints within your projects.
The implementation of this functionality in Enscape allows it to work the same way in Revit, Rhino, and Sketchup.
To create a Favorite View you need to mark a view from the list of views displayed in the Manage Views drop-down. These views can be either the actual 3D Views / Scenes / Named Views from the respective CAD, which can be created in the CAD itself using its own native view creation methods, or by setting up your view in the Enscape window and then by clicking on the Enscape Create View button.
When you want to create a view using the Enscape ‘Create View‘ function, you will need to have the Enscape window open. If you do not have the Enscape window open when attempting to create a view, Enscape will throw up a warning message dialogue box to inform you that you need to have the Enscape window open.
Click here for a full overview of how to Create and Select a View in Enscape.
Enscape warning that Enscape needs to be opened
Once you do have Enscape open, position yourself to where you want to be in the Enscape window and then click on the Create View button in the Enscape toolbar in the CAD.
Create View button in Revit
Create View button in SketchUp
Create View button in Rhino
Create View button in ArchiCAD
Once you have clicked the Create View button, you will be prompted to name that view.
The Name View dialog window
Once you have named your view, click OK and that view will then be listed under the Manage Views menu.
Mark a View as a Favorite View in Active Documents in Revit
Mark a View as a Favorite View in Manage Views in SketchUP
Mark a View as a Favorite View in Manage Views in Rhino
To mark a view as a Favorite View, click on the Manage Views button (in Revit this is called the Active Documents menu) and click on the star that is displayed next to related view name.
The star icon, when clicked, will turn an orange color, meaning the view is now marked as a Favorite View.
Enscape's Manage Views
Favorite Views listed in an Enscape Standalone file
Batch Rendering is activated when you click on the Batch Render button in the Enscape Toolbar. You can then select one or more Named View’s in the Render Image dialogue. The Default Folder location can be specified in the Enscape Visual Setting’s Capture tab and Automatic Naming needs the Default Folder to have a location specified for it to work. Batch Renderings can be a mixture of Favorite Views, CAD Views, and any other Named View that is listed in the Batch Render dialogue.
NOTE: Batch Rendering is not currently available in Vectorworks.
Selecting Views for Batch Rendering
You can mark views as Favorite Views at any time, but remember that to render your Favorite Views, the Enscape window must be open.
If you want to remove Favorite Views, or non-favorite views in general, then this can be done from within the CAD.
In Revit, when you create a view, it not only gets listed in Enscape’s Manage Views list, but also in Revit’s Project Browser, where if you right click on the view you want to delete, a menu will appear giving you that delete option.
Revit’s Project Browser also lists the created views
It’s the same for SketchUp, where the views are listed under the SketchUp Scenes window as Scenes, you can click on the minus in a circle symbol to delete them.
Views listed in SketchUp's Scene menu
In Rhino, you can delete views by opening the Named View panel, click on the View and then click the red X, as seen in the following screenshot.
Named Views window in Rhino
In AcrhiCAD you can delete a View by opening the ArchiCAD View Map panel, and then right clicking on the View you would like to delete, and select Delete from that menu.
You will receive a warning message informing you that this process is not reversible and to confirm deletion.
Delete a View in ArchiCAD