Enscape Feature Highlights


Enscape is designed to offer the same features on all design applications. However, there are some exceptions due to the existing functionalities of the CAD applications. Enscape can be used on both macOS and Windows. The Enscape plug-in is provided for the following host applications:

Host CAD ApplicationMacOS Windows
RhinoComing soon
RevitRevit does not have a native macOS version.

Feature Highlights

FeatureDescriptionMacOS availabilityWindows availability
Real time VisualizationCreate visualizations instantly as you model in SketchUp, Archicad and Vectorworks
Real time WalkthroughWalk or fly through your rendered project and make use of perspectives, including two-point and orthogonal.
Live UpdateThe bi-directional exchange of data enables you to synchronize changes both in Enscape and your design application, keeping the project as the single source of truth.
Synchronize ViewsUse the Enscape rendering window as an extension of your 3D modeling tool viewport and see your project render instantly in real time as you model in SketchUp, Archicad and Vectorworks.
Manage ViewsAdjust views with individual visual settings and sun orientation. Any scene created in CAD is accessible in Enscape. You can create new scenes on the fly by clicking the “Create View” button. Seamlessly present your project from the best angles.
Safe FrameFrame your exports considering the desired aspect ratio. Enable Safe frame to visualize the aspect ratio of the exported view instead of the current window resolution.
Material EditorFine-tune materials by editing the base attributes, like color, roughness or reflections, metallic value, or transparency. Heighten the realism and achieve the desired look and feel for your design.
Asset LibraryChoose from over 3,800 high-quality, low-poly 3D models to drop straight into your project. You can select from a range of people, vehicles, vegetation, furniture, accessories assets, plus so much more.
Adjustable Assets (Assets with Variants)Fill your scene with life with assets by filtering through variants. Choose the right asset and convey the right aesthetic for your project in no time.
Offline Asset LibraryDownload the Enscape Asset library and store it locally on your machine to shorten loading time.
Visual SettingsPerfect your scenes by adjusting atmosphere, image, capture, effects, and rendering settings. Choose the best rendering style for images and adjust atmosphere settings including illumination and cloud density.
Export optionsExport and share your visualizations easily. Choose from still renders, 360-degree panoramas, and web standalone files.
Upload managementUpload, share, and unshare web standalones and panoramas, directly from the Enscape toolbar.
Alpha Channel ExportSave time during post-processing as the reflections and tint of the semi-transparent materials are kept during export.
QR CodeCreate QR codes for easy scanning and project exploration.
NVIDIA Real-Time DenoiserState-of-the-art image denoising solution for interactive walkthroughs.
Active Document
(SketchUp only)
Switch between multiple SketchUp models opened simultaneously.
You can review all currently opened SketchUp designs this way, with the Enscape window only requiring to be opened once, making it ideal for testing design options.
Note: This functionality is available only for Enscape for Mac because there is a difference in the way SketchUp opens multiple projects on each operating system.
Enscape lighting objects (SketchUp only)Set up the right mood and atmosphere and make your design shine by combining different types of artificial light projections, with Sphere, Spot, Line, Rect, and Disk lighting objects types.
Note: Lighting objects are designed especially for SketchUp because it doesn’t provide native light objects that Enscape can pick up.
MinimapAbility to navigate the project more easily using a minimap that shows on the rendering screen.
Enscape Objects: Sound Source and Linked Model (SketchUp only)Add sound to your live walk-throughs and standalone exports.
Linked models serve as proxy objects that can be used in a very convenient way to add detail to your projects without making the model too heavy.
Batch renderingRender your views in batches to save time having to render them individually.Coming soon
Video EditorCreate and export videos directly from Enscape.Coming soon
Material LibraryEnscape native material collection won’t be available, but materials native from each design application are picked up out of the box. Evaluating options with the “Replace with Enscape Material” function is also not yet available.Coming soon
Collaborative AnnotationsCapture and communicate feedback and issues through annotations.Coming soon
Site ContextImport real-world context into your renderings with OpenStreetMap.Coming soon
BIM DataDisplay all relevant BIM data in the Enscape window.Coming soon
Custom Asset LibraryAllows to place your own custom assets into your projects.Coming soon
Dynamic Asset Placement Pick, place, and edit single or multiple assets from the Enscape libraries via the Enscape rendering window.Coming soon
Adjustable Assets (color and material customization)Perfect your scenes by customizing color and materials for selected assets.Coming soon
Virtual Reality supportCreate immersive 3D experiences using a VR headset.Currently not supported
Export Local StandaloneShare your work with anyone as a fully rendered executable (.exe) file.Currently not supported
Hardware Ray-tracing featuresApple doesn’t support hardware ray-tracing GPU. For now, it’s not possible to support Deep Learning Super Sampling technology for improving performance in walkthroughs and the other hardware raytracing features available on Windows, due to the limitation from the hardware side.Currently not supported

Please review system requirements for macOS and Windows, to get an overview on which versions are supported for each host CAD application.

Lighting in Vectorworks