System Requirements

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 3.4 plug-in is provided for the following host applications:

  • Revit (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023)*
  • SketchUp (2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022)
  • Rhino (6.0 and 7.0)
  • Archicad (22, 23, 24, 25, and 26)
  • Vectorworks (2020 (Service Pack 3), 2021, 2022 (Service Pack 3))

Enscape is not provided as a plugin for Revit LT  because Revit only allows the addition of third-party plugins in the the full version of the software. This is a limitation set by Autodesk.

On Windows, 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 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 GPU has to have dedicated VRAM, and not shared VRAM as found with Intel Integrated Graphics chips. If your systems 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.

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. Where VR is listed, the GPU’s clock speed (processor) has more relevance than the amount of VRAM, although you should always try to use a GPU with as much VRAM as possible.

Windows OS Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements VR Requirements
Operating System Windows 10 or higher
Enscape will also run where Windows 10 is installed on certain Intel Macs via Bootcamp
Windows 10 or higher
Enscape will also run where Windows 10 is installed on certain Intel Macs via Bootcamp
Windows 10 or higher
Enscape will also run where Windows 10 is installed on certain Intel Macs via Bootcamp
Graphics Card NVIDIA or AMD dedicated GPU with 4GB VRAM that supports Vulkan 1.1
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series / Quadro M series and newer
AMD Radeon RX 400 series / equivalent Radeon Pro series and newer
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 / Quadro RTX 4000 or AMD equivalent (eg. Radeon RX 5700 XT)
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 / Quadro RTX 5000 or an AMD equivalent GPU (eg. Radeon RX 6700 XT)
The latest available drivers or at least our recommended drivers
VRAM 4GB VRAM 6GB 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
Additional  Software Requirements The Enscape installer will check for the presence of additional software required to run Enscape. If that software is not present the installer will prompt you to download and install whatever is missing from your system.
For deploying Enscape via Command Line, here’s a list of that required software:

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.
Only docking stations that support accelerated graphics will work with Enscape.
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.

DLSS is not supported on the NVIDIA GTX 1660 product line and although the GTX 1660 cards can run RTX features, you will likely experience many performance issues. In this scenario we highly recommend disabling RTX for these GPU’s.

NOTE for Windows 11
Windows 11 is supported by Enscape. Please let us know if you experience any issues when running Enscape under this operating system by submitting feedback via the Enscape Feedback Form.

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

NVIDIA

NVIDIA

AMD

AMD

Recommended Graphics Drivers

Enscape should work if your GPU is capable of running the minimum recommended drivers listed below. Although we always advise that you should be running the latest available drivers for your GPU, sometimes the latest available GPU drivers can cause unforeseen issues and in such a case we strongly advise that you roll back to the drivers listed here:

NVIDIA

Enscape v3.4:

Enscape v3.3:

Enscape v3.2:

Enscape v3.1:

AMD

Enscape v3.4:

Enscape v3.3:

Enscape v3.2:

Enscape v3.1:

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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