System Requirements – macOS

Overview

Enscape uses ray tracing for its real-time rendering, and almost all the calculations that Enscape performs are being handled on the graphics card (GPU). For this reason, your computer must at least meet the minimum recommended system requirements set out below.

Furthermore, although not a requirement, we do recommend that you use Enscape with dual monitors, as Enscape is optimized to work on a dual monitor setup.

Required CAD/BIM Software

The Enscape for Mac 1.1 plug-in is provided for the following host applications:

  • SketchUp (2021, and 2022)

On macOS, the Enscape plugin will be installed for all of the above listed host applications by default unless otherwise specified by the user during the installation process. This means you do not require a dedicated installer specific to each individual host application, and you can specify which CAD or CADs you want to install Enscape for during the installation procedure.

System Requirements

Enscape performs its renders using your graphics card (GPU).
A good CPU can speed up Enscape’s loading times.

It is also recommended that your internet connection is fast and stable, and that you should use a direct cable connection and avoid using a Wi-Fi connection where possible, as this can slow down the Asset Library loading times.

Note: Real-time rendering performance is affected by the project size, and therefore the following table provides the minimum GPU specifications that we recommend where large CAD/BIM projects are regularly being worked on.

macOS Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements VR Requirements
Operating System Monterey 12.2.1 and higher
Not currently supported
Supported Hardware:
Intel with Radeon GPU MacBookPro
2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
AMD Radeon Pro 5300m (4GB)
iMac 
3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3
AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
MacBook Pro
2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory.
iMac
3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 5700 (8GB)
Mac Pro
3.5GHz Intel Xeon W
One Radeon Pro 580X MPX Module with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
N/A
Apple M1 MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (M1, 2021)
iMac (M1, 2021)
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max, 2021, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
Mac Studio (M1 Max/Ultra, 2022, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
N/A
Apple M2 MacBook Air (M2, 2022)
MacBook Pro (M2, 2022)
MacBook Pro (M2, 2022, 24 GB of Unified Memory) N/A

For the minimum recommended GPUs listed above, some performance gains are possible if you experience poor performance.

AMD

AMD

Mac M1

Mac M1

Recommended Graphics Drivers

Since the GPU drivers are part of macOS, you do not need to worry about the GPU drivers as long as you are using Monterey 12.2.1 or a newer version.

System Support

If you run into trouble, let us know by using Enscape’s Feedback function or send us an email. There are plenty of different system configurations and we are working every day to support more of them.


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