Getting Started

Installing Enscape in Revit

Before installing Enscape, make sure Revit is closed and that you have the user rights to install software on your Windows system. Then, simply open and run the installer.

Make sure the box next to Revit-Plugin is checked when asked to Choose Components. This way, the installer will find all of your installed versions of Revit and add Enscape as a plugin.

Once installed, the Enscape ribbon can be found under its own tab in the Revit menu.

Starting Enscape in Revit

Follow these steps to view your Revit project in 3D:

  • Make sure you have at least one non-empty 3D view in your project.
  • Select a valid view in Revit so that the ribbon bars are not greyed out.
  • Press Start in the Enscape ribbon.

The associated phasing and design option is used for Enscape’s view.
You can leave Enscape open while you make any desired changes in Revit (e.g. cross sections, materials or geometric changes in the model).
Your changes will show up instantly in Enscape after switching back from Revit.

Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit, Rhino or SketchUp user interface.

 

Installing Enscape in SketchUp

Before installing Enscape, make sure SketchUp is closed and that you have the user rights to install software on your Windows system. Then, simply open and run the installer.

Make sure the box next to SketchUp-Plugin is checked when asked to Choose Components. This way, the installer will find your installed version of SketchUp and add Enscape as a plugin.

Once installed, you can find the plugin one of two ways. First, you can find the Enscape menu via the Extensions dropdown menu, as pictured below.

Alternatively, you can add the Enscape ribbon to the SketchUp toolbar by right-clicking the toolbar and selecting Enscape and Enscape Capturing.

This will add the two Enscape ribbons, which look like this:

Starting Enscape in SketchUp

Follow these steps to view your SketchUp project in 3D:

  • Open your SketchUp project file.
  • Click on the “Start Enscape” button in the Enscape ribbon.
  • The Enscape window opens in the perspective view.

You can leave Enscape open while you make any desired changes in SketchUp (e.g. cross sections, materials or geometric changes in the model). Your changes will show up instantly when you have activated the live update in Enscape. Activating the view synchronization will sync the perspective view from SketchUp to the Enscape window.

Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit, Rhino or SketchUp user interface.

 

Installing Enscape in Rhino

Before installing Enscape, make sure Rhino is closed and that you have the user rights to install software on your Windows system. Then, simply open and run the installer.

Make sure the box next to Rhino-Plugin is checked when asked to Choose Components. This way, the installer will find your installed version of Rhino and add Enscape as a plugin.

Once installed, Enscape can be found in the ribbon in Rhino under its own menu.

Starting Enscape in Rhino

Follow these steps to view your Rhino project in 3D:

  • Open your Rhino project file.
  • Click on the “Start Enscape” button in the Enscape ribbon.
  • The Enscape window will open separately.

You can leave Enscape open while you make any desired changes in Rhino (e.g. cross sections, materials or geometric changes in the model). Your changes will show up instantly when you have activated the live update in Enscape. Activating the view synchronization will sync the perspective view from Rhino to the Enscape window.

Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit, Rhino or SketchUp user interface.

 

Installing Enscape in ArchiCAD

Before installing Enscape, make sure ArchiCAD is closed and that you have the user rights to install software on your Windows system. Then, simply open and run the installer.

Make sure the box next to ArchiCAD-Plugin is checked when asked to Choose Components. This way, the installer will find your installed version of ArchiCAD and add Enscape as a plugin.

Once installed, the Enscape plugin can be located through the Enscape dropdown menu.

If you would prefer, you can also click Enscape Toolbar to have all of the Enscape options easily accessible.

Starting Enscape in ArchiCAD

Follow these steps to view your Rhino project in 3D:

  • Open your ArchiCad project file.
  • Click on the “Start Enscape” button in the Enscape menu or ribbon.
  • The Enscape window will open separately.

You can leave Enscape open while you make any desired changes in Archicad (e.g. cross sections, materials or geometric changes in the model). Your changes will show up instantly when you have activated the live update in Enscape. Activating the view synchronization will sync the perspective view from Rhino to the Enscape window.

Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit, Rhino or SketchUp user interface.

 

Moving Around

  • You can move your camera position around by left-clicking in the Enscape window.
  • By pressing the arrow keys (or the letter keys WASD), you can move in the direction you’re facing.
  • Rotate the mouse wheel to speed quickly forward, or press SHIFT or CTRL to accelerate your moving speed.
  • You can also press Q and E to move your position up and down.
  • See a detailed list of keyboard shortcuts here.

 

See What It Can Do

  • Try enabling a cross section in Revit and check out the sleek cut view in Enscape.
  • Right-click, hold and drag the mouse to orbit around a point. Together with SHIFT, you can change the time of day using the right mouse button.
  • Press K to add a new video keyframe
  • Enable white mode in the Enscape settings if you haven’t defined materials yet or would rather hide the details.
  • Read through the Knowledgebase and experiment with the settings and export features.

How To Activate Your License
To activate your license, click the „About“ button in the Enscape ribbon. Then click “Enter License Code”.


Copy and paste your entire license key into the empty field on the left. Make sure only to copy the key, not any additional spaces or letters. We recommend you paste using the “Paste from Clipboard” button. Then click on “Apply License” to activate the license.

If the activation is successful, the notification will state: Thank you for using Enscape!
If you receive an error message when trying to apply your license, contact us at support@enscape3d.com!  


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