Administer Favorite Views

Overview

A Favorite View is designed to be used in both the Enscape Virtual Reality Presentation Mode and the Enscape Standalone file.
Favorite Views will help you and your clients navigate quickly and easily to pre-selected viewpoints within your projects.

The implementation of this functionality in Enscape allows it to work the same way in Revit, Rhino, and Sketchup.

NOTE!
In ArchiCAD there is no Favorite View function available at the present time.

To create a Favorite View you need to mark a view from the list of views displayed in the Manage Views drop-down. These views can be either the actual 3D Views / Scenes / Named Views from the respective CAD, which can be created in the CAD itself using its own native view creation methods, or by setting up your view in the Enscape window and then by clicking on the Enscape Create View button.

Create View

When you want to create a view using the Enscape ‘Create View‘ function, you will need to have the Enscape window open. If you do not have the Enscape window open when attempting to create a view, Enscape will throw up a warning message dialogue box to inform you that you need to have the Enscape window open.

Click here for a full overview of how the Create and Select a View function works in Enscape.

Enscape warning that Enscape needs to be opened

Enscape warning that Enscape needs to be opened

Once you do have Enscape open, position yourself to where you want to be in the Enscape window and then click on the Create View button in the Enscape toolbar in the CAD.

Create View button in Revit

Create View button in Revit

Create View button in SketchUp

Create View button in SketchUp

Create View button in Rhino

Create View button in Rhino

Once you have clicked the Create View button, you will be prompted to name that view.

Name your view dialogue in Revit, SketchUp, and Rhino

Name your view dialogue in Revit, SketchUp, and Rhino

Mark View as Favorite View

Once you have named your view, click OK and that view will then be listed under the Manage Views menu.

Created view listed in Manage Views menu in Revit

Created view listed in Manage Views menu in Revit

Created view listed in Manage Views menu in SketchUp

Created view listed in Manage Views menu in SketchUp

Created view listed in the Manage Views menu in Rhino

Created view listed in the Manage Views menu in Rhino

To mark a view as a Favorite View, click on the Manage Views button (Rhino, Revit, Sketchup)  and click on the star that is displayed next to related view name.

The star icon, when clicked, will turn a gold color, meaning the view is now marked as a Favorite View.

Enscape's Manage Views

Enscape's Manage Views

All views that you mark as a favorite will become available in the VR Presentation Mode, as well as in the right side pop-out menu in the Enscape Standalone file.

Favorite Views listed in an Enscape Standalone file

Favorite Views listed in an Enscape Standalone file

You can Batch Render all views marked as a Favorite View, to the folder specified in the Enscape Settings Capture tab, by clicking the Batch Render button that you will find at the bottom right of the Manage View. This button will only become available if at least one view is marked as a Favorite View.

The Batch Render button as seen in Revit

The Batch Render button as seen in Revit

You can mark views as Favorite Views at any time, but remember that to render your Favorite Views, the Enscape window must be open.

Deleting Views

If you want to remove Favorite Views, or non-favorite views in general, then this can be done from within the CAD.

In Revit, when you create a view, it not only gets listed in Enscape’s Manage Views list, but also in Revit’s Project Browser, where if you right click on the view you want to delete, a menu will appear giving you that delete option.

Revit’s Project Browser also lists the created views

Revit’s Project Browser also lists the created views

It’s the same for SketchUp, where the views are listed under the SketchUp Scenes window as Scenes, you can click on the minus in a circle symbol to delete them.

Views listed in SketchUp's Scene menu

Views listed in SketchUp's Scene menu

In Rhino, you can delete views by opening the Named View panel, click on the View and then click the red X, as seen in the following screenshot.

Named Views window in Rhino

Named Views window in Rhino


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