Deploy to Multiple Machines

Deploy to Multiple Machines

For Enscape Version 2.8 and Onwards

If you’d like to deploy your license automatically so that the Enscape user doesn’t have to enter the code manually when starting Enscape for the first time, simply follow these steps:
1. Create a string registry key called “LicenseKey” under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape
2. Set your 2.8 License Key as the value of the created registry key

Upon startup of your used CAD software, the license code in the registry key will automatically be applied.

NOTE: for this process you will need a separate Enscape License Key which you will need to directly request from us. To do this, please contact us using the email address: support@enscape3d.com.

Here’s a very simple deployment script which you can adapt to your needs:

reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape /v LicenseKey >nul
if %errorlevel% equ 1 (
  reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape /v LicenseKey /t REG_SZ /d your_2_8_license_code 
)
start /w msiexec.exe /i Enscape.msi /quiet ACCEPTEULA=1

For information on all the available switches, please refer to this article.

For Enscape Versions Prior to 2.8

If you’d like to deploy your license automatically so that the Enscape user doesn’t have to enter the code manually when starting Enscape for the first time, simply follow these steps:

1. Create a file called “License.txt” containing your license code

2. Create the directory “%ProgramData%\Enscape” on the computer on which you want to deploy Enscape

3. Place the License.txt in that freshly created directory

 

Upon startup of your used CAD software, the license code in the file will automatically be applied. If successful, the file will be deleted.

Here’s a very simple deployment script which you can adapt to your needs:

if not exist "%ProgramData%\Enscape" md "%ProgramData%\Enscape"
echo your_license_code > "%ProgramData%\Enscape\License.txt"
start /w msiexec.exe /i Enscape.msi /quiet ACCEPTEULA=1

Note: If you want your license to be deployed on each start up (for each user) without being deleted, name it “License-Persistent.txt”, and place it into “%ProgramData%\Enscape”.

Suppress Notifications

To suppress Enscape Update Notifications, Graphics Card Driver warnings, and the First Steps window you can use the following commands:

  • REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape” /v SuppressUpdateNotifications /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
  • REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape” /v SuppressGraphicsDriverWarning /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
  • REG ADD “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Enscape” /v SuppressFirstStepsWindow /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f

To perform this for the current user, just replace the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE with HKEY_CURRENT_USER.

NOTE: the implementation for suppressing these popup notifications is currently subject to change.

Deploying Enscape for ArchiCAD for all users

Selecting “all users” from the installers options will only install it for users who have already started ArchiCAD at least once.

In order to ensure installation for every new user of a machine, you can do the following:

1. Run a script on any user’s first log on and from there, call the Plugin installer like this:

msiexec.exe /q /i Enscape.msi REINSTALL=ArchiCAD

NOTE: the /q option for the command to perform a quiet installation.

2. Add the registry base key of your ArchiCAD version to the Default User created in the previous step. (This removes the requirement of starting ArchiCAD before installing Enscape.)

Here are some example commands for different ArchiCAD version:

REG ADD “HKEY_USERS\Test\Software\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD-64\ARCHICAD-64 21.0.0 USA R1”
REG ADD “HKEY_USERS\Test\Software\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD-64\ARCHICAD-64 22.0.0 INT R1”
REG ADD “HKEY_USERS\Test\Software\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD\ARCHICAD 23.0.0 USA R1”
REG ADD “HKEY_USERS\Test\Software\GRAPHISOFT\ARCHICAD\ARCHICAD 24.0.0 INT R1”

In the commands “Test” refers to the loaded Hive (see step 7).
The last two parts of the base key depend on your ArchiCAD version, you can look them up at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GRAPHISOFT for any user that has already started ArchiCAD.

Uninstalling Enscape versions prior to 2.6 via Command Line

It is worth noting that uninstalling previous versions of Enscape prior to version 2.6 cannot be done by the MSI installer directly.

Instead, the commands to uninstall Enscape 2.5 can be found in the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Enscape → UninstallString (if Enscape 2.5 was installed for all users)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Enscape → UninstallString (if Enscape 2.5 was installed for the current user)

So, an automatic approach would be to read these registry values and execute the commands, if they exist.

NOTE: this only needs to be performed once. Furthermore, although there is no possible way to uninstall Enscape versions prior to 2.6 silently and without user interaction, you could use a PowerShell script that would check for versions previous to 2.6 that are installed, and this would then open the .msi installer UI to manually uninstall.

Converting Settings Presets for Deployment

The only way to deploy the old Settings Presets from versions of Enscape prior to version 2.6 to multiple machines is to install a VM (Virtual Machine) or to install 2.6 on a test machine, run the file conversion, save the new .json formatted files, then redeploy.

If you need further assistance, please send an email to our support.


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