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Overview

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 both the Revit and SketchUp User Interfaces, respectively.
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 Revit User Interface

The Enscape Toolbar in the Revit User Interface

The Enscape Toolbar in the SketchUp User Interface

The Enscape Toolbar in the SketchUp User Interface

Whichever CAD you are running Enscape with, press the Enscape Start button in the Enscape toolbar to open the Enscape Viewport.

Helpful Resources
To get up and running quickly with Enscape, download one of our free Enscape Sample Project files for your CAD.

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.

NOTE
If the Enscape Viewport opens displaying a notification overlay informing the user that the License Key has expired or is invalid, or that there are no seats available on a Floating License, then please refer to this article. These notifications will also be shown when accessing Enscape’s other Core Features which include Enscape’s Asset and Custom Asset Library, Enscape’s Material Library and Material Editor, and Enscape Objects (SketchUp only).

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.

Congratulations!

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!


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