Update an existing view

  • Hello everyone,


    I'm working in a Revit file that has a few linked files (mostly engineering elements).

    I choose a point of view in Enscape, adjust the sun, apply some visual settings, save it.


    Revit creates a new 3D view, in which I then decide to show/hide some specific worksets / objects in the linked files (by hand, not way to filter them out entirely).


    My view is very well set and proper. But I can't seem to find a way to open it in Enscape, change the angle / point of view ever so slightly and update it.

    Or overwrite the existing one with the same name.


    I need to save this new, slightly different view in a NEW name, which creates a NEW 3D view in Revit, in which I have to do reconfigure everything all over again.


    Am I missing something here?

  • in the previos versions 2.x the was a function to save the view from Revit to Enscape.

    Seems this funktion is gone in version 3.x
    :(
    sad, we used a lot to save configured angle of view to Revit to be sure we can do rendering from same place. creating a 3D-camera view in Revit that looks good in Enscape is a challange.

    Is there some thoughts to bring the "Export View to Revit" function back?

  • There's presently no option to update an existing view from Enscape back to Revit.

    Still hoping to see this coming to Esncape soon. We need an 'update view' button that updates the camera and sun position of a saved view. It's silly we have to create new views over and over and over again.

  • Agreed. I really miss the ability to select the tiny camera icons next to each view in Revit, which allowed you to switch between viewpoints without messing with any of the other visibility settings (ie. no geometry turning on and off). As you say arnobat, sometime we manually hide things in a particular Revit view, and to need to go in and redo that work everytime we want to create a new view in Enscape is a complete waste of time. View Templates in Revit can only control so much.

  • Agreed. I really miss the ability to select the tiny camera icons next to each view in Revit, which allowed you to switch between viewpoints without messing with any of the other visibility settings (ie. no geometry turning on and off).

    I think they announced already they were going to add a "do not reload geometry on switching views" toggle. That should be a good step in the right direction.

  • I have forwarded all your votes for an 'Update View' option.


    Regarding the geometry reloading, Pieter is correct as you can see from Demian's post here:

    "At least for now it is planned to have an overall switch to turn off the automatic geometry reload"

  • Still hoping to see this coming to Esncape soon. We need an 'update view' button that updates the camera and sun position of a saved view. It's silly we have to create new views over and over and over again.

    Couldn't agree with this more. After saving a view, I always want to, from within Escape, update the camera location and/or time of day.


    These things are difficult to change from within Revit once the view is created.

  • Couldn't agree with this more. After saving a view, I always want to, from within Escape, update the camera location and/or time of day.


    These things are difficult to change from within Revit once the view is created.

    I appreciate the input. It will also be forwarded to product management.