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Dave Donley

Enscape coming out of Beta

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Hello, the Enscape free beta period is coming to a close.  Enscape is about ready to ship the Vectorworks plugin.


You can get the free beta here if you haven't already:



Edit: to get the very latest beta of Enscape go here.  This installer works with 2020 and 2021.  They update nearly every two weeks:



Let us or Enscape know if you have any remaining issues using Vectorworks and Enscape together.  You can report issues directly to them with their Feedback Tool.


It has been a pleasure developing this plugin with them, they are a great partner.  Enjoy!


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Hi Dave, I take it the Beta will not run on 2021? As per the Enscape site "Download Enscape 2.7.1 to run Enscape with Vectorworks Service Pack 3 for free until October 2020". Is there a Partner Program to enable Vw Distributors to provide support? I've asked Phil Read via email...but you may already have something in place? 

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I just installed the latest version 2.8.2 to test the asset library. But it seems that I don't have access to it?

I'm with VW 2020 SP4 French.

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You have to look for their latest Beta or Testing versions.

Usually there are some links below the official download button

I think there is already a 2.9.4 or something.

Also there is more information bout latest Previews on their forum.


I also had Enscape already installed and did not find it

in VW 2021 after installation.

But after I installed a next current Enscape preview, it was

also accessible from VW 2021.

(I think it is just necessary to install Enscape after/over a VW

to make it working)

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I registered on the website this morning for the latest version, so I think I have the latest version available for Vectorworks.

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Ok, it was well hidden 🙂
Even with this beta version, the problem still exists.  I'm wondering if it's not an error during installation: a plugin or another resource that would be misplaced, in the wrong resource folder?
I am under win10

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OK, seems I missread your whole question 🙂

(asset library only not available ...)


That is strange. I always had access.

Should not be a missing or misplaced resource,

as the content is online only.

(AFAIK the work on offline assets but not sure if already available or not)


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OK problem solved!
Even if I completely uninstalled both the old and the new version, I had the problem.
So I uninstalled Enscape again and did a "enscape" search from the Winwows explorer and removed all references.
Then I installed it again and it works!

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So here is a question and an interesting note.  The assets now available from Enscape are not now useable in 2D or 3D VW plans, they come in as polygons.  Previously they were useable looking like trees in in all views.  Of course they do work in Enscape same goes for cars and people.  What I noticed is that the older version trees were VBvisual plants.  What does this mean to us now, anything.  I had used them in a project so the ones I used are still available to use and they look fine in both programs.  I did some searching and see the Revit users are complaining about the same thing.  

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1 hour ago, Dave Donley said:

Thanks for the notice Helm, I will forward this to them.


But can you explain the VBvisual part.

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