After the Enscape .msi installer has finished running and has been closed, you should then be able to open SketchUp, whereby Enscape should then be visible as a toolbar in the SketchUp User Interface(UI). When using Enscape for SketchUp, the toolbar can be either a docked or floating window.
However, you may also find that you have to manually enable Enscape in the CAD via the CAD’s toolbar / menu options. This article explains how that is done for SketchUp.
If Enscape is installed for SketchUp, you should at least see an Enscape menu option under SketchUp’s top level Extensions menu button if Enscape has been successfully and correctly installed.
Location of the Enscape menu in SketchUp
If you want to work with the Enscape Toolbars instead of the top level drop down menu, then you can enable these in one of two ways. The first method is to add the Enscape ribbon to the SketchUp Toolbar by right-clicking the SketchUp Toolbar and selecting the Enscape options.
Enable the Enscape toolbars by right-clicking in the SketchUp toolbar area
The first time this is done, the Enscape toolbar may open as ‘floating’. Once you dock them in the SketchUp toolbar, by disabling and re-enabling them, they will then open as docked toolbars when subsequently opening SketchUp at a later date.
The second method is to add the Enscape ribbon via the View dropdown menu’s Toolbar option. Once clicked, SketchUp’s Toolbar window will open where you will be given a list which will include Enscape as a toolbar option. Check mark the Enscape option and click [Close] in the Toolbar window.
Enable Enscape Toolbar via SketchUp's View menu
This will open the Enscape Toolbar in the same way as the first method and, again, you may have to dock the windows when doing this for the first time. Some buttons are initially grayed out, and this is because Enscape has not been started yet.
Enscape toolbar when initially enabled in SketchUp
Starting Enscape in SketchUp
Once Enscape is installed, you will need to follow these steps to be able to view your SketchUp project in Enscape:
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 as long as you have Live Updates activated in Enscape. Activating the Synchronize Views will sync the perspective view from SketchUp to the Enscape window.