Get 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 the installer. It will find your installed version of Revit and add Enscape as a plugin.

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

Enscape Ribbon in Revit

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.
  • Select your desired view in the Enscape view dropdown and press Start.

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.

Installing Enscape in SketchUp

You can download Enscape for SketchUp from our website or directly via the Extension Warehouse of SketchUp.


Before installing Enscape for SketchUp, make sure to unzip the corresponding folder that contains the .rbz file of the Enscape extension. After that, simply open the extension manager in SketchUp and select “Install Extension”. Then, locate the .rbz file with Enscape for SketchUp in the corresponding directory and open it.

Extension Manager


Via Extension Warehouse

Open the Extension Warehouse and search for “Enscape” and click on [Install]. The Installation will be completed without further action.

Extension Warehouse


Once installed, you can start Enscape via the extension tab in SketchUp or simply add Enscape in the toolbar by right-clicking it and then selecting Enscape.

Extensions Enscape

Enscape doesn’t make any changes to your project file; it is simply an addition to your Revit 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
  • Enable Papermode 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.

Was this article helpful ?


Give us a short feedback: (required)

Start typing and press Enter to search