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 rendering speed simply by dragging the corner of the Enscape window to make it smaller. This reduces the amount of rendered pixels, increasing rendering speed. But make sure that your Resolution is set to ‘Window’ before rendering begins.

 

In general, performance issues can be improved by adjusting the Rendering Quality in the ‘General’ settings tab to a lower value.

Rendering Quality Slider

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

 

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 Cross Section 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 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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