Enscape 3.5
Press release

Enscape for Mac Now Available for Archicad and Vectorworks

October 11, 2023

Rapid Visualization Plugin Expands To More Architects; New Features for SketchUp Users

KARLSRUHE, Germany — September 27, 2023 — Today, Chaos extends Enscape for Mac, connecting its intuitive real-time visualization tools to even more CAD/BIM applications. With full integrations into Archicad and Vectorworks, architects can explore high-quality 3D walkthroughs at every stage of the design process, yielding faster changes and detailed visualizations for their clients.

“Enscape takes the expertise out of visualization, so architects can assess the impact of design decisions in record time,” said Petr Mitev, VP Product, Solutions for Designers at Chaos. “With our new Mac integrations, we’re bringing that power to even more people, so designers can enjoy real-time feedback from their favorite applications and operating systems.”

Used throughout the architectural world, Enscape is one of the easiest ways to visualize CAD/BIM data in real time. Perfect for daily design reviews, live demos, and client coordination, Enscape moves projects forward via instant feedback, giving architects the ability to represent their work in the moment, using the power of immersive 3D.

Enscape for Mac Features

  • Real-Time Walkthroughs — Navigate fully-rendered projects with perspective, walk, and fly modes using a live link between Enscape and your host application.
  • Helpful Assets — Fill scenes with a wide range of accessories, vegetation, people, furniture, and vehicles to bring more realism to a design.
  • Material Editing — Adjust material attributes like color, reflectivity, light emission, and height to test ideas or lock in specific looks.
  • Visual Variety — Display scenes in a variety of rendering styles or adjust atmosphere settings like illumination and cloud density for clients in the moment.
  • Multiple Exports — Share visualizations with design teams and clients as stills, panoramas, web links, and batch renders.

SketchUp Upgrades

Enscape for Mac’s first integration for SketchUp will also see new improvements today. Enscape Light Objects gain three new additions. Users can now use Sphere, Spot, Line, Rectangular, and Disk to add atmosphere and set up the right mood for any project. Many assets will also now come with variants, which offer alternate versions that users can easily add to their CAD model.

Livestream and Resources

Chaos will be hosting a livestream covering all the new features on October 11 at 9 a.m. PT. Tune in here to chat with fellow Enscape professionals and enthusiasts, or ask questions of our experts live. In the meantime, the Enscape team has created a step-by-step tutorial for anyone that wants to explore Enscape for Mac from the ground up. Get it now to start visualizing right away!

To try Enscape for Mac, sign up for a free trial today.

Pricing and Availability

Enscape for Mac is available now for Archicad 26, Vectorworks 2023 SP6 and 2024, and SketchUp 2022 and 2023. Existing users can now download the new versions or improvements for free. Subscription plans can be found at the Enscape pricing page.

About Chaos

Chaos is the world’s largest 3D visualization company, and for over 20 years has empowered architects, artists, and designers to visualize anything they can imagine. Chaos offers intuitive and powerful workflows for creatives across the entire design spectrum, including architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.

In 2022, Chaos merged with Enscape and acquired Cylindo. In 2023, Chaos acquired AXYZ design. From the initial design to the final deliverable, Enscape provides an integrated, real-time visualization workflow for the entire architectural design process. With a new bridge between Enscape and V-Ray, architects and specialists can finally collaborate on photorealistic visualizations at any part of their process.

Chaos has more than 700 employees and offices in 11 cities around the world. For more information, visit chaos.com, enscape3d.com, cylindo.com, and axyz-design.com.