Link Views to Settings Presets

Overview

Views that have been created and saved in Enscape can be linked to Settings Presets that have been saved via the Save to Project (default) option. This will then allow you to easily recreate renderings when required.

The linked Settings Preset will then be used (instead of the current settings in the Visual Settings window) when rendering an image out of the linked View which is done via the Take Screenshot or Batch Rendering functions.

NOTE: only the Settings Presets option Save to Project (default) can be linked to Named Views, and you will need at least one Save To Project (default) Setting Preset to be able to use this linking functionality.

Create your Settings Preset

As discussed elsewhere in the Settings Presets article, adjust your settings in the Visual Settings window and once happy, click on Preset -> Save Preset -> Save to Project (default)

Save Settings Preset to Project

Save Settings Preset to Project

You will then be prompted to name the Setting Preset.

Name the Settings Preset

Name the Settings Preset

Create your View

If you have not already created a view you should do so now either via the Create View button or the option in the Enscape menu, as explained in this article.

Link your View

Once done, open the Manage Views / Active Documents list and mouse over the View you want to connect to a Settings Preset. You should see two symbols appear as you roll over the Named View. Click on the chain symbol to establish the link between the View and the Settings Preset.

Link to Settings Preset symbol

Link to Settings Preset symbol

You will then be prompted to select the Visual Setting Preset you want to link to the View.

Link Visual Setting to View dialog

Link Visual Setting to View dialog

Once the Settings Preset has been selected you will then see the chain symbol permanently visible next to the View that it has been linked to.

View is linked to Settings Presets

View is linked to Settings Presets

Hovering the mouse over the chain symbol again will result in it exhibiting a black line through it. This indicates that clicking on it again will remove the View’s link to the Setting Preset.

Unlink a View from a Setting Preset

Unlink a View from a Setting Preset

Render a Linked View

To render a single Named View that is linked to a Setting Preset, select it from the Manage Views list (the Active Document list in Revit) to activate that Named View in the Enscape viewport, then click the Take Screenshot button to render out the image. When wanting to render out multiple Named Views, whether these are linked to Settings Presets or not, clicking on the Batch Rendering button will allow you to select the Named View that is linked to a Setting Preset as well as any other Named View that is present in that list. Any Named Views that have a link to a Settings Presets will be shown with the ‘chain’ symbol next to it.

This ‘chain’ icon is purely an indicator that a link exists, and any adjustments to that link must be made from the Manage Views / Active Documents menu.

Batch Rendering dialog

Batch Rendering dialog

So, as you can see, we can render out a mixture of linked and none linked Named Views, with none linked Named Views using the current Settings and the linked Named Views using the linked Setting Preset.

The Default Folder option is also available for Batch Rendering, and this means that when linking a Named View to a Setting Preset that has a different Default Folder specified, the associated location will be respected when Batch Rendering takes place, so your renders can be targeted to specific folders if desired.

Automatic Naming has no affect when Batch Rendering, and the files are always named with the time stamp and are appended with the name of that View.

The Show Safe Frame option is always disabled during Batch Rendering and when rendering a single Named View via the Batch Rendering dialog.

Select Multiple Views

Select Multiple Views


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