Enscape, as a plugin, is accessed and opened via the User Interface (UI) of the CAD you’ve installed Enscape for.
The following images show the Enscape Toolbar in the SketchUp User Interface. You will find that the Enscape toolbar has also been adapted in style to conform to the UI’s of the other supported CADs and therefore the buttons will appear almost identical as those shown here.
Along with the buttons to launch Enscape, enable its Live Update and Synchronize Views functions, this CAD-side toolbar also provides a way to access core Enscape functions and options without having to start the Enscape Viewport Options, such as the License Key activation, Performance options, Language, and Network settings, as well as access to a form to contact Enscape Support if you run into any problems.
The Enscape Toolbar in the SketchUp User Interface
When running SketchUp, press the Enscape Start button in the Enscape toolbar to open the Enscape Viewport.
When Enscape opens for the first time you should see a row of buttons running across the top of the Enscape Viewport.
If you don’t, click the small orange chevron located at the top middle of the Enscape Viewport to expand the toolbar.
If the Enscape Viewport opens without a notification blocking its use, then a panel to the right of the Viewport containing a contextual Help Panel should be visible and is provided to assist in quickly getting comfortable and familiar with the Enscape UI, it’s layout and associated functions. You can quickly open / close the Help panel using the [H] key or by clicking its associated button in the Viewport’s toolbar.
You’re now ready start designing intuitively with Enscape.
Make sure to look at some other available training resources to help you learn Enscape faster!