Enscape’s Web Standalone removes the requirement for high end graphics cards, as the Web Standalone exports is rendered in the browser using WebGL 2.0.
To create a Web Standalone, Enscape needs to be running as the Export Web Standalone button is available from within the toolbar in the Enscape viewport.
You will need to click the small arrow next to the Executable Standalone to reveal a drop down menu where the option Web Standalone is located. This is the process each time you want to create a Web Standalone.
Export Web Standalone button
Once you are ready to export a Web Standalone clicking on the Export Web Standalone button will result in a dialogue box opening. This will indicate the progress of the upload of the Web Standalone Export. This is the same dialogue box for all CAD’s that Enscape is provided for.
Export Web Standalone uploading progress bar
Your default browser will open and you will be notified in the browser that the server is still processing the data for the Web Standalone Export, and an option to reload the file if it fails the first time.
The browser notification that the Web Standalone Export is loading
Once the server has finished processing the data, your default browser will open. Once the Standalone has loaded in to your browser it will automatically display your project from the same position that was showing in the Enscape window.
The Help Overlay appears automatically when the web standalone is opened. You can toggle it on and off using the H key on your keyboard. Movement in any direction can be controlled on your keyboard via the arrow keys, and the E and Q keys to move up and down, respectively. To speed up the movement somewhat, hold the Shift key; to speed it up even more, hold the CRTL key. Toggle between Fly and Walk mode with the spacebar. Pressing M turns the mini map on and off. To generally rotate the view, click in the window with your left mouse key and drag in the desired direction. Adjust the time of day by pressing shift, holding the right mouse key, and moving the mouse.
Help Overlay in the Web Standalone
Enscape is now available in your browser window
Back in the your CAD, you can administer your Web Standalones by clicking on the Upload Management button in the Enscape ribbon.
Once clicked, a new Window named Upload Management will open with a tab named Web Standalones available. Click on the Web Standalones’ tab which will list all the Web Standalones that you have created, categorized by project.
Here, you have 3 buttons to allow further administration of your Web Standalones. From left to right, Replace another uploaded Web Standalone in the Cloud with this…, and the Copy link, and Delete Web Standalone. Copy Link and Delete Web Standalone should be self explanatory.
Enscape's Upload Management dialog showing the Web Standalones' tab
Clicking on the Replace another uploaded Web Standalone in the Cloud with this… button will result in the associated Replace Web Standalone in Cloud dialog to open, where you are asked to choose the Web Standalone to replace.
NOTE: you can replace Web Standalones that have been exported from different projects and these will retain the URL / link associated with the Web Standalone being replaced / deleted.
Replace Web Standalone dialog
Once you’ve selected the file to replace, you will be asked to confirm the details of the exchange.
Details of the Web Standalone to be replaced
And then a final confirmation dialog to proceed, as the Web Standalone to be replaced will be deleted entirely.
Final confirmation to replace a Web Standalone
If successful, you will receive a confirmation notice that the Web Standalone has been replaced.
Replacement of Web Standalone successful
You can embed the Web Standalone in to your own webpage, if you require to monitor the amount of people viewing your project for instance. This can be done by embedding the URL into an iframe using the following script in your webpage.
If your browser is WebGL2.0 compatible, Enscape Web Standalone files should work. However, there are still some limitations of the Web Standalone Export to observe: