System Requirements

Overview

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

Required CAD Software

The Enscape plug-in is provided for the following software:

  • Revit* 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020
  • SketchUp Make & Pro 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Rhino 5.0 64bit and 6.0
  • ArchiCAD 21 and 22

*Revit LT is not supported

The Enscape installer provides the plugin for all of the above CAD’s, you do not need a dedicated installer specific to your CAD, and you can specify which CAD’s you want to install Enscape for during the installation procedure.

Note: There are conflicts with two other Revit plugins: Colorizer and Techviz. To avoid incompatibilities, please uninstall them before using Enscape.

System Requirements

Enscape performs its renders using your graphics card (GPU), but the graphics card has to have dedicated VRAM, and not shared VRAM as found with Intel Integrated Graphics chips. If your CPU and RAM are capable of handling Revit, for instance, and you have a capable GPU, Enscape should work. A good CPU can speed up Enscape’s loading times. The system requirements to run Enscape, as well as the Standalone Executable files that can be exported from Enscape, are identical.

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.

Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements VR Recommended Requirements
Operating System Windows 7 64 Bit or higher.
On MacOS, Windows installed via Bootcamp
Windows 7 64 Bit or higher.
On MacOS, Windows installed via Bootcamp
Windows 7 64 Bit or higher.
On MacOS, Windows installed via Bootcamp
Graphics Card NVIDIA or AMD GPU with 2GB VRAM
Supports OpenGL 4.3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/Quadro K2000 and newer
AMD Radeon R9 260/FirePro W5100 and newer
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 or AMD equivalent with 4GB VRAM
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/Quadro RTX 5000 or AMD equivalent with 8GB VRAM
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
VRAM 2GB VRAM 4GB VRAM 8GB VRAM
VR Headsets Windows Mixed Reality Devices
HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro
Oculus Rift and Rift S
Refer to the hardware requirements in our Virtual Reality Headset guide
Unsupported Hardware Radeon 6000 mobile GPU’s
Intel Integrated Graphics onboard GPU’s
SLI
Note: you may still experience a performance boost by using SLI AFR mode, which is a setting that can be selected in your NVIDIA driver properties.

In cases where you have multiple GPU’s, Enscape will only utilize one of those GPU’s.
Known Issues: If using Revit, there are known conflicts with two other Revit plugins: Colorizer and Techviz. To avoid incompatibilities, please uninstall them before using Enscape.

For the minimum recommended GPU’s, some performance gains are possible if you experience poor performance.

NVIDIA

NVIDIA

AMD

AMD

Recommended Graphics Drivers

Enscape should work if your system is running, as a minimum, our recommended drivers, although we always advise that you should be running the latest available drivers for your GPU:

NVIDIA

AMD

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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