Posts by bhaslow

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    Update#1


    After reading some other posts on this forum I was able to clear the first schema error when opening the file. I opened a detached copy with an audit, then went to the file's folder location on the server and moved the original central file and it's coordinating backup folder to an archive drive before saving the detached copy of the central model.


    However, the second error still persisted and Enscape still failed to launch with this new file.


    Then I opened a detached copy of this new central without the first schema error and ran the "Wipe" tool from the PyRevit Add-in. This deleted all of the materials and material assets in the model. I know this was/is the nuclear option but it seemed to do the trick. I was able to finally get enscape to launch successfully. Al be it without any materials. This is obviously not the final solution, but it does help to point to the problem. I am thinking that there are corrupt material assets in this file. Potentially materials that were created by importing materials in from the Enscape Material library.

    Hello,


    I am having an issue with a building file that fails to launch Enscape and then crashes when I try to fill out and send the Enscape Error Report. Hopefully I can get some help here.


    To start with, I am working on Windows 11, using Revit 2024.2.0, Enscape 3.5.6, and the NVIDIA Studio Driver 546.01. All drivers and software are up to date. I am on an Alienware m15 R4 with an RTX 3080 and 32GB of RAM.


    When I open the file in Revit I get the following error:


    "The file being loaded is causing a conflict with existing data in the model. What do you want to do?

    "The file contains data of schema "EnscapeMaterial" (from which has the same ID as a different schema already in memory. If the file is loaded, the existing data will be erased from the model."


    I click the "Continue loading the file" button and the file opens normally.


    I am aware that Revit 2024 has had some issues with Schema Data and Autodesk has claimed that versions 2024.1.2 and 2024.2.0 have dealt with those issues. Sadly, after updating Revit they still seem to persist.


    When I attempt to launch Enscape i get the following message:


    "Error starting Enscape The name matches no field in this Entity's Schema. Parameter name: fieldName"


    "You have more than one graphics chip. If you keep running into start-up problems, follow the link below for instructions on how to disable your integrated graphics chip. If this doesn't help, please visit our troubleshooting page to check if your graphics card is compatible with Enscape. If the troubleshooting page does not help solving your problem, please send us feedback by clicking on "Send Error Report". We will be glad to help you out." -I have followed these steps and they did not help the issue. In addition, other files render just fine with Enscape using the exact same settings.


    I have done the following steps to try and identify any issues but have reached the end of what I think I can do:


    I have this "problem" building file and multiple other building files linked into a master site file. I will get the above error message when launching Enscape with this files workset loaded. If I unload the workset containing the "problem" building file then Enscape launches and runs without issue rendering the site and all other linked in files. This seems to rule out the second part of the error message that refers to the "more than one graphics chip....."


    I have also opened the "problem" building file and have isolated individual worksets by unloading and reloading them one at a time. I was able to get Enscape to launch sucessfully for about half of the worksets in the file leading me to believe that the issue lies with a specific piece of geometry or material asset that is assigned to some geometry found on the worksets that will not render.


    Beyond narrowing it down to some specific worksets I have not been able get any further. Does anybody here have any ideas?

    We are mainly using Enscape with Revit but would love to have a more direct pathway from Blender to the Enscape Asset creator. I know you can export out .obj files and then open Revit and launch the asset creator that way, but having a more direct interface would cut down on allot of trial and error.

    Yes that is my usual workflow. However, I often don't see the random pipes or ducts from our linked in MEP models until I am walking around in Enscape. It would be quicker to be able to just click and hide them as I find them in Enscape. Plus now that Enscape reloads geometry every time you switch to a saved you you have to make sure that you hide the same items over again in each saved view.

    I work with allot of spaces in Revit with "exposed" ceilings. Which means we render a fair amount of ductwork and pipes from our linked in MEP models. Some of these we want to see and others we do not. Simply turning off a "pipe" category in the linked in model, will not work for us. Prior to 3.0 we would set up a "Starting View" and then go through the MEP model and hide elements that we did not want to see in the walkthroughs. Due to Autodesk's limitations you cannot add elements from a linked in model to a selection filter, so you do have to hide elements from a linked in model individually within a visible category. Then these items would remain hidden when you went to any other saved camera position. Now, since Enscape updates the geometry every time you switch to a saved view I'm stuck having to hide the same geometry over and over again for each of the saved views. Having a check box to not have Enscape update the geometry would be preferable. I would also, if possible, love the ability to select and hide elements live in the live rendered Enscape walkthrough and have that get saved back to the view in Revit.

    Would their be any way to have Escape auto generate assets from the the rendered solutions that it creates from Revit? i.e. You could click on a Revit family item in Enscape walkthrough using BIM mode and export that out as an Enscape asset.

    I do allot of commercial office spaces with kitchenettes and residential spaces in Revit. I would love to have a variety of small and large appliance assets. Our current families are built mainly for scheduling and plan representation so they render out pretty chunky. Being able to link a good rendering solution would be amazing.


    Refrigerators (Various Types)

    Microwaves

    Air Fryers

    Non-Espresso Coffee Machines

    Washers

    Dryers

    Blenders

    Toasters

    Toaster Ovens

    Vending Machines


    Also, the recent addition of gym equipment & spots people assets has been a god-send for our recent workout facility renderings. Thank you very much for those.

    I'd like to have the ability to have the rendering window's aspect ratio be locked to the aspect ratio of the Resolution set in the Capture tab. This could be a check box on Capture tab. This would help in framing out the view in the rendering window so that the captured "rendered view" would match the extents of what you see in the live rendering window.

    We would like to suggest a slider to control the transparency of RPC objects by category (i.e. automobiles, people, trees). Also, some dropdown boxes to replace RPC materials with solid white or solid black materials. Ideally the transparency slider would effect the white, or black materials as well.


    This would basically be the ability to do "ghost" people and trees. It would be such a huge help. I know to some it is a dated look but we still have clients/ principals that ask for it.

    With the floating license we use Enscape allot between multiple users and then ultimately in a conference room. We often tweak the settings file to get the look that we want but then need to constantly copy the .xml files back and fourth between the various machines. Having the ability to add a networked pathway would be ideal so that the settings could more easily be updated across multiple machines.

    I'd like the ability to toggle whether Enscape replaces RPC content based on category. Right now it replaces people and trees and does not replace automobiles. I think separate boxes for people and trees would be helpful. The Enscape replacements for people seem pretty thin (for now).

    Thank you. Sounds good.

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    Has anyone had success using Enscape on a Microsoft Surface Pro. We have a few Surface Pro 4's in the office with Core i7 chips that a few managers use. They have had no issues running and viewing some pretty complex Revit models. However, every time we launch Enscape out of Revit we get a fatal error and Revit crashes. We also get error messages when trying to launch any exported standalone .exe files from Enscape. These files have been as small as 45MB and still will not launch. It doesn't feel like a horsepower problem to me. Any suggestions?