Performance Considerations

Why do I have a low frame rate?

There are several reasons why your frame rate (fps) might be low, resulting in single frames being strongly noticeable when moving in Enscape.

Your computer has too low system specifications

  • Enscape renders using only the GPU, a fast GPU, e.g. an NVIDIA GTX 980 and higher is recommended.

Your project is too large

  • Project size can be, but is not always, an issue. Projects containing a lot of fine tessellated geometry, such as pipes, cables, and furniture, or lots of high-res textures might overwhelm your computer. Hiding small but detailed elements in your project can help.

Your screen resolution is too high

  • You can increase your real-time performance by simply adjusting the size of the Enscape window. However, when you are wanting to render an image out, make sure that the Resolution is set to the desired resolution for the final render, and not set to ‘Window’. Here you can see that the Capture Resolution is set to ‘1080p’.
Resolution settings within the Capture tab

Resolution settings within the Capture tab

In general, performance issues can be improved by adjusting the Rendering Quality in the ‘Rendering’ settings tab found in the Visual Settings window to a lower value. This will boost performance by turning off some of the more expensive rendering features.

This will boost performance by turning off some of the more expensive rendering features.

Rendering Quality slider within the General settings tab

Rendering Quality slider within the General settings tab

Enable / Disable RTX

Enscape a provides the option to enable / disable RTX in cases where RTX is causing memory issues and this can be found in the General Settings window under the Performance options.

RTX is enabled by default and a restart of Enscape will be required when toggling this feature.

Enable / Disable RTX Raytracing

Enable / Disable RTX Raytracing

How can I decrease the loading time?

For some projects, Enscape’s initial loading time can take a few minutes whilst it loads all the information required.

Loading time is also determined by how quickly the CAD software can communicate the content of the project. The more complex your project is in the CAD software, the longer it may take for Enscape to load. To shorten loading times, try the following:

  1. In Revit use the Section Box function which will reduce he amount of information being communicated.

  2. Hide small yet detailed objects, such as cables, triggers, pipes, etc.

  3. Use a dedicated SSD for your Revit/SketchUp/Rhino/ArchiCAD installation and project files.

  4. Upgrade your computer. Exporting time is limited by your CPU, RAM and hard disk speed.

  5. Download the newest version of Enscape as we’re continuously working on improving the loading time.

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