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.
The Enscape for Mac plug-in is provided for the following host applications:
On macOS, 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 CADs you want to install Enscape for during the installation procedure.
Enscape performs its renders using your graphics card (GPU).
A good CPU can speed up Enscape’s loading times.
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.
|macOS||Minimum Requirements||Recommended Requirements||VR Requirements|
|Operating System||Monterey 12.2.1 and higher||Not currently supported|
|Intel with Radeon GPU||MacBookPro|
2.6GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
AMD Radeon Pro 5300m (4GB)
3.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i3
AMD Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9
AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory.
3.2GHz 6-core Intel Core i7
Radeon Pro 5700 (8GB)
3.5GHz Intel Xeon W
One Radeon Pro 580X MPX Module with 8GB of GDDR5 memory
|Apple M1||MacBook Air (M1, 2020)|
MacBook Pro (M1, 2021)
iMac (M1, 2021)
Mac mini (M1, 2020)
|MacBook Pro (M1 Pro/Max, 2021, 32 GB of Unified Memory)|
Mac Studio (M1 Max/Ultra, 2022, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
|Apple M2||MacBook Air (M2, 2022/2023)|
MacBook Pro (M2, 2022)
Mac mini (M2, 2022)
|MacBook Pro (M2 Pro/Max, 2023, 32 GB of Unified Memory)|
Mac Pro (M2 Ultra, 2023, 64 GB of Unified Memory)
Mac Studio (M2 Max/Ultra, 2023, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
Mac mini (M2 Pro, 2022, 32 GB of Unified Memory)
Mac M1 & M2
Since the GPU drivers are part of macOS, you do not need to worry about the GPU drivers as long as you are using Monterey 12.2.1 or a newer version.