First Steps

Overview

Installing Enscape for the first time should be simple and straight forward. However, for best results we recommend that, before installing Enscape, you should make sure that your CAD software is not open and that you also have the user rights to install software on your Windows operating system. You can then simply open and run the Enscape.exe installer from the location on your machine that it was downloaded to.

If this is not the first time that you have installed Enscape and you have a version of Enscape prior to version 3.0 installed, we highly recommend that you uninstall that version, remembering to move any files you wish to keep to a temporary location before uninstalling. It would also be advised that you reboot the machine before running the version 4.0 installer. Versions including 3.0 and onwards automatically uninstall previously installed Enscape versions whenever a newer installation takes place.

For deployment of Enscape to multiple machines, you should also refer to the Installer Program Options.

Installing Enscape

When installing Enscape, a wizard will guide you through the various steps of the installation process. To continue, you will be prompted to click ‘I Agree’ to the End-User License Agreement (EULA). You can also print or save the EULA.

Enscape EULA

Enscape EULA

Language

You will be asked to select a language you want to use Enscape in and you can choose from a list of selected languages. English will be selected by default. If you are ready, you can simply click Install to continue installing.

Language options

Language options

NOTE: the language can be changed after installation, if required. The option to do this is found in the Enscape General Settings window under the Preferences options.

Simple Installation

After clicking on the ‘Install‘ button once the language has been selected, the installer will proceed to install Enscape and all its subfeatures, but only for the currently logged in user.

It will be installed to the default location: C:\Program Files\Enscape

The installer will then run and you should see this in the installer window as shown in the following screenshots. Enscape will identify if a previous version is already installed. That version will automatically be uninstalled first.

Uninstalling previous Enscape version

Uninstalling previous Enscape version

Your chosen version of the Enscape plugin would then be installed.

Installing Enscape

Installing Enscape

The next screen you’ll see is the Essential Software Packages screen. If you are missing any software that Enscape requires to function correctly, You will see it listed here with a link to find the installer files for them. It is advised that you install any missing requirements that are listed in this window, as Enscape will not function correctly otherwise.

Essential software packages

Essential software packages

Once all missing requirements are installed, click Next.

Enscape is ready

Enscape is ready

You should then be able to open your CAD where you should see Enscape as a top level menu option, or as a Toolbar. If you can not see Enscape in your CAD, then you may need to enable it in the CAD’s workspace.

To understand how to do that, please click here.

In case you are rolling back to an Enscape version before 4.0, you must uninstall Enscape manually before rolling back, to avoid performance issues.

Advanced Installation

You can see the Advanced button becomes available once you accept the license agreement, whereby you will be asked to select the Language. The Advanced button is available only at this point of the installation process and will give you additional options for the Installation Scope. As this option is only available on a fresh installation of Enscape, if you want to access these options again, then you will need to uninstall and reinstall Enscape first.

Advanced options

Advanced options

When you click on Advanced, it will allow you to specify a custom installation starting with the option to Install just for you, the currently logged in user, where it is installed in a per-user folder, or Install for all users of this machine, meaning it installed in a per-machine folder. In the screenshot below, if you choose the Install just for you option, that currently logged in username will be placed between the brackets in the installer window to confirm which user folder Enscape will be installed to.

Install just for you

Install just for you

Install for Single User

If you choose the ‘Install just for you’ option, then the additional options to specify a custom installation, including whether to install the plugin for only one specific CAD, multiple CADs, or all CAD’s becomes available.

Choose your CAD(s)

Choose your CAD(s)

When done, click on the Install button which will allow the installation to proceed.

Once installation is complete, you will then see the following screen which confirms installation has been completed.

You should then be able to open your CAD where you should see Enscape as a top level menu option, or as a Toolbar. If you can not see Enscape as an option in your CAD, then you may need to enable it in the CAD’s workspace.

To understand how to do that, please click here.

Enscape is ready

Enscape is ready

Install for all Users

Choosing the option ‘Install for all users of this machine’ will mean that you have an extra option to change the installation location.

Install for all users

Install for all users

You will then be shown the following screen, indicating the current default destination for the installation.

Change destination folder

Change destination folder

You can then change the installation location by navigating to the location you want to install Enscape to by clicking the three dots on right side of the destination path. Once ready, click Next. Ine the next window you can specify whether to install the plugin for only one specific CAD, multiple CADs, or for all CAD’s.

Choose your CAD(s)

Choose your CAD(s)

Once installation is complete, you will then see the following screen which confirms installation has been completed.

You should then be able to open your CAD where you should see Enscape as a top level menu option, or as a Toolbar. If you can not see Enscape as an option in your CAD, then you may need to enable it in the CAD’s workspace.

To understand how to do that, please click here.

Enscape is ready

Enscape is ready

Installation Error Messages

If you have your CAD open when trying to install, repair, change, or remove Enscape, you should get a warning message telling you which CAD is blocking the install process. It is advised to close all CAD applications before continuing with the installation.

Once installation is complete, restart your operating system to make sure the changes take affect.

Remove Enscape

To remove Enscape from your machine, you can do that simply by opening up Windows Add or Remove programs feature. Simply open it and find Enscape in the list manually or through the search bar. Click on the application and select Uninstall.

Add or Remove programs

Add or Remove programs

This will open the Enscape Uninstaller window. Click Uninstall to continue.

Enscape Uninstaller

Enscape Uninstaller

In the next window you will get a confirmation that Enscape has been successfully removed from your machine.

Uninstall complete

Uninstall complete

You can click Done to close the window.


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