Posts by PhilBixby

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    Just an update on this thread - have just updated to v4. I clearly don't want to jinx it by saying "everything is fine" but, well - it's looking pretty good. Updated (AMD) drivers to latest version, installed v4 as administrator and then fired up VW2024 and Enscape. For some reason it changed the settings for my Spacemouse but that was a simple fix (and an excuse to update the driver). The Enscape icons still do NOT work in dark mode which is a shame since VW staged a slow-mo approach to dark mode (on Windows) extended over many versions and consequently all their onscreen stuff works well in both light and dark modes. Not yours, fellas ;o)

    Ooooo! Nice work. Yup, on first go at it, all is well. It needed the uninstall/re-install routine on Enscape but once done, the "Third Party" menu item appears beneath "Tools" and the Enscape tool palette can be installed. The icons don't work well in dark mode, though!


    Have only briefly explored it but all otherwise looks okay - thanks for getting this sorted in advance.

    Phil B

    Yes - UK version here. Likewise had migrated the workspace from VW 2022 and up until now had a row of little red x's where the missing tools were (or weren't).

    Hi Folks - yes, have just installed it. All good so far - all tools appeared without need to tell them to, and the Asset Library / Materials editor etc seem to work as they should, just from the briefest of tests. Thanks for sorting the issues, Enscape people.

    leecalisti Aaah - now that's more helpful - thanks. Sounds like (unlike what was suggested further up this thread) we're waiting for a new update to Enscape which responds to the VW SP1 changes. I wish we'd been told so I hadn't spent a teeth-grinding session uninstalling and reinstalling!

    Okay - well that last two hours didn't go well... ...so SP1 is now out. I installed it, so I have a standard install of VW2023 (in the default folder etc) which now has SP1 applied. The Enscape Tool Set has a row of red crosses, so I go to Tools>third Party and I get this:- "EnscapeWorkspaceIntegrationMenuItem not in Plug-ins folder". So I then uninstall Enscape and reinstall - same thing. I then uninstall VW2023 as well and reinstall everything step-by-step with reboots inbetween - same thing. So I *then* go to the VW2023 Plug-Ins folder to check, and lo and behold - no Enscape folder. I copy the one from the VW2022 Plug-Ins folder (which of course is a new folder thanks to the reinstall), but when I start up VW2023 I get an error message saying "EnscapeVectorworksPluginHost2022 not compatible with this version of Vectorwaorks".


    So... what's going on here fellas and how do I get my now-a-few-weeks-old VW2023 working with Enscape?

    Afternoon Demian


    Many thanks - feedback report submitted.


    I'm already using the AMD website to directly update drivers on a regular basis and am using 21.Q4 (version 2012.1126.1538.28138). I had been using Enscape 3.2 build 62705. I've just updated to build 65063 but it's just crashed immediately on launching with the same error message, so I'm guessing


    that wasn't the problem.


    Any help very much appreciated...

    Phil B


    Hi Folks

    I'm using Enscape with Vectorworks on Windows 11 with a Radeon Pro WX8200, with the current (21Q4) Radeon Pro software (v2021.1126.1538.28138). I'm often getting an error message / crash pretty much as soon as I start using Enscape, with the following message:- Enscape encountered an error during rendering. It is using your GPU from AMD. Vulkan Error: vk::Queue::presentKHR: ErrorDeviceLost at queue present.

    Anyone able to point me at anything I can do about this / settings to change / etc please?

    Many thanks for any help

    Phil B

    Ooo - interesting; what thermal bridging software do you use? (I occasionally use PsiTherm which allows for rather clunky import of DXF/DWG underlays but otherwise requires re-drawing the details...)

    You can import all manner of image files onto a VW sheet layer; so you can save an image in Enscape as jpg/png and then import it / scale it etc onto a VW drawing sheet. I don't *think* there's any more integrated way (eg having the image update if the model changes) but if someone from Enscape corrects me on this then I'll be glad you asked!

    Long-time Vectorworks user here - one-person practice doing mix of new-build and extension/alteration/retrofit work as an architect and Passivhaus Designer in the UK. VW is brilliant for thoroughly working in 3D and Enscape simply allows a pretty-much-photorealistic window into any evolving design. I regularly involve clients early in the design process as I can walk them though it - with accurate daylighting and with furnishings/finishes etc - either sat in my office or (especially the past two years) via Zoom. VW also makes necessary 2D drawings easy and if you need BIM documentation it'll do that too, but making the shift to proper 3D design is - I reckon - transformational. No experience of Archicad but when I started using VW it seemed better value for what I needed.


    Lots of blogs etc on my website - https://constructiveindividuals.co.uk/