Live Updates and Synchronize Views

Live Updates in Revit

When making changes to materials, lights, objects, etc. via Revit, these adjustments are instantly recognized and automatically translated into Enscape when Live Updates is enabled. This functionality can of course also be deactivated when required.

Live Updates is also available whilst VR mode is activated. This allows making adjustments to a project which, when implemented, allows the user who is wearing the VR headset to see the corresponding changes in real time. Furthermore, Live Updates are always activated by default. To deactivate this feature, please follow the corresponding instructions set out below.

Once Enscape has been started in Revit, you can enable / disable the live link between the two softwares by clicking the Resume Live Updates / Pause Live Updates button:

Pause Resume Live Updates button in Revit

Pause Resume Live Updates button in Revit

As long as Live Updates is enabled the ability to click and access the Active Document menu in the Revit ribbon where you can select a View is maintained. Having Live Updates disabled breaks that link.

Active Documents menu in Revit

Active Documents menu in Revit

You will still be able to create views within the Enscape UI, and these are saved to the Revit Active Document list even when the Live Updates is paused.

View Management in Enscape

View Management in Enscape

Each View saves the corresponding Revit attributes:

  • Location and camera perspective
  • Hide in View
  • Sun Settings
  • Phasing
  • Design options
  • Section boxes

This means you can create a whole presentation just by transitioning between the different Views listed.

An Export Geometry option which speeds up loading when switching between Views is available via the Enscape Export Geometry setting.

Synchronize Views in Revit

Synchronize Views allows synchronizing the view between Revit and Enscape. Any perspective/movement changes which are executed in Revit will immediately be translated into Enscape.

This functionality also allows navigation via Revit only, without having to make use of Enscape’s controls.

To synchronize the view of Revit with Enscape, simply click the following Synchronize Views button:

Synchronize Views button in Revit

Synchronize Views button in Revit

Click the Synchronize Views button again to pause the synchronization.

Also notice that this button has an arrow associated with it that when clicked will expand a menu to reveal a button for Revit’s Live Camera option, which is documented in full here.

Revit Live Camera button

Revit Live Camera button

Notice that the button’s background is highlighted with blue when enabled.

To disable Synchronize Views, simply click the button once more.

    Do you need help with Enscape? Please contact our technical support here
    or send request directly through Enscape. Don't know how? Check this article.

    Was this article helpful?


    Please provide us short feedback: (required)

    If you require a response to your feedback, then you will need to provide your email address below (optional)*:

    *In the framework of our postings on our website, we may ask you for your feedback on the respective posting. Here, only the input of your feedback is required. The provision of further data, such as your e-mail address, is optional. If you provide further data, such as your e-mail address, we will use this to ask you questions about the feedback, if necessary, and thus to improve our services even more specifically. The legal basis for data processing is your consent (Art. 6 s. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR). The granting of consent is voluntary and is given when providing the optional email address which can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Your data will be deleted when the processing is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose, but at the latest with the revocation of your consent.

    Live Updates Featured ImageBIM Information