Enscape Educational Subscription License

$215.00 NZD +GST for 1 year

The Enscape Educational version is a floating license that offers quick and easy access to Enscape’s real-time visualisation and virtual reality software. It can be used with SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Revit, Rhino, & Vectorworks on Windows. Currently just SketchUp is supported on Mac. Check out the system requirements below.

Free upgrades to any new versions that are released during your subscription period are included. Educational subscription licenses expire after 1-year from purchase date. To renew you will need to re-purchase and re-submit your ID.

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Visualise in REALTIME as you design

Enscape plugs directly into your 3D modelling software, giving you an integrated visualisation and design workflow. It is the easiest and fastest way to turn your models into immersive 3D experiences by eliminating the inconveniences of production, shortening the feedback loop, and giving you more time to design.


Do student licenses differ from commercial licenses in terms of functionality?
No, student licenses are fully functional and don’t have watermarks. The licenses are strictly for non-commercial use.
Do you offer student licenses to recently graduated students?

Student licenses are only available to active students who can provide proof of student status.

What are the system requirements to run Enscape?

Enscape Software Compatibility

  • SketchUp 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Revit 2019, 2020, 2021. 2022, 2023
  • ArchiCAD 21 ,22, 23, 24, 25, 26
  • Vectorworks 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Rhino 6, 7

Enscape Hardware Requirements

  • 3.6Ghz+ Quad-Core or 2.6Ghz+ 6-core CPU
  • 8GB+ RAM (16 – 32GB Recommended)
  • Windows 10/11 OR MacOS Monterey
  • 3D Graphics Card with at least 4GB VRAM:
Enscape will NOT work with Intel graphics chips – We recommend NVIDIA RTX graphics cards.

NVIDIA – GTX 960/1050 or higher model number minimum. RTX model required for Ray-Tracing & DLSS.

AMD – Radeon 560 Pro minimum. Radeon 6600XT or newer required for Ray-Tracing. Enscape will NOT work with Mobile Radeon 5000m/6000m series laptop graphics.

Apple – M1 minimum. M1 Ultra or M2 chip recommended. Apple graphics do not support Ray-Tracing OR DLSS. Enscape will NOT work on any Macs with Intel graphics chips.

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Does my version always stay up to date?
Free upgrades to any new versions that are released during your subscription period are included. You’ll get a notification when starting Enscape’s host application if a new version is available for download. Therefore, you always have the newest version, independent of when you bought your license. There is no additional charge to update your version of Enscape.
How do I qualify?
Licenses are available to students who are currently enrolled part-time or full-time at a university or other government-accredited educational institutions such as a community college, vocational/training college, or a professional school. You are required to submit proof of academic status to qualify for an Enscape student license.

Acceptable documentation:
  • Student certificate
  • Student ID card
  • Letter of university or educational institution letterhead confirming your status
  • Transcript of records
The document must have:
  • The current date (no older than three months)
  • Your full name
  • The name of your university or educational institution
  • The document submitted must be in English or have a translation
We do not accept screenshots of online portals or class schedules.

Enscape empowers architects & designers to create beautiful visuals in real-time.

Community of Designers

Enscape is now one of, if not the most used 3D rendering software among architects, landscapers & interior designers. There is a large community of remarkable users with many great tutorials available online.

Efficient Collaboration

Make sure all of your designers are on the same page, especially when a client presentation is in the works. The live updates make it possible to incorporate and visualise client feedback instantly.

No Training Required

The simplicity of Enscape has made it a favorite for many firms. Enscape doesn’t require any extra training; start it up in your favourite CAD software and create stunning renderings in a flash.

Render in No Time

Enscape accelerates your workflows to lightning speeds, thanks to the real-time link and super-fast rendering times. Render in seconds, not hours.

Windows Example Files

Use these files to test the quality and speed of Enscape on a Windows PC. You can view Enscapes system requirements HERE.
These example projects are standalone files like you would send to clients, Enscape IS NOT needed to run these files (or SketchUp – just a powerful graphics card):

MacOS Example Files

A Mac with a powerful graphics card and Enscape + SketchUp is needed to run these files (You can view Enscapes system requirements HERE):

Note: The resources image file “Enscape Resources – Apple Hills.dmg” has all the textures, skyboxes and IES files. This file needs to be mounted before you open the project file.


Real-time Walk-through

With Enscape’s real-time technology, your project is visualized as a fully-rendered 3D walk-through, which can be navigated and explored from every angle, in any time of day. With the live link between Enscape and your CAD program, you can follow every update to your plan instantly. Add Enscape to your workflow to give yourself more time to create and innovate.

Virtual Reality

Explore your design in the compelling realism of virtual reality. Connect a VR headset like the Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive in a snap and get ready to walk or fly through your project. You won’t believe the extraordinary experience it will evoke.

Export Functions

Enscape offers a variety of options to share or collaborate with anyone; design teams, clients and other stakeholders can easily explore your 3D rendered design. And they won’t need any special software or a superpowered computer to explore your work.

Batch Image Export
Standalone .exe VR Walkthrough Export (Enscape not required to view)
360 Panorama (Enscape not required to view)

To view 360 Panorama Example CLICK HERE

The speed of real-time rendering

In seconds, Enscape transforms your CAD data into a dynamic 3D model, navigable in real-time, allowing you to instantly communicate your design intent to your client. Enscape links to your CAD program, so you can experience every change you make, the moment you make it.

Material Libray + Editor

The foundation of a beautiful rendering is its materials, and with the included Material Library & Editor in Enscape, you’re set to have the right ones. Access and edit over 250 predefined materials to communicate your design aesthetic.
  • Save time by not having to search for maps
  • Enhance realism in projects
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Site Context

By utilising OpenStreetMap data, you can now import a project’s surroundings into your renderings without the need for a third-party tool.

3D Model Library + Custom Assets

Our ever-expanding Asset Library will help you to fill your scene with life and make it even more realistic. Browse through a small selection of our collection, so you can get a feel for the available models. We’re always adding more and more, currently we are at..

Assets (v3.4)
The new Custom Asset Library also ensures you can add any and every asset your project requires. Whether it’s meeting individual needs or fulfilling corporate branding standards, you can include bespoke assets into your designs. This expert feature allows you to add special touches and create unique design experiences.
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Latest Release: v3.4 - 28/07/2022

New Features:

  • Enscape for macOS – Download the Free 14-day Trial
  • Archicad 26, Revit 2023 & Vectorworks 2022 support
  • Categories for the custom asset library
  • Improved reflections in mirror surfaces
  • Interior design assets & materials
  • Update view & save sun positions
  • Bugfixes + stability improvements
v3.3 - 07/04/2022
  • SketchUp 2022 Support
  • Site Context
  • Alpha Channel Export
  • Education Assets & Materials
  • Always on Top
  • Material Overwrite
  • Camera Sync Optimisation
  • Upload Migration
  • Transparent Materials in Reflections
v3.2 - 25/11/2021
  • Dynamic Asset Placement
  • Green Building Assets and Materials​
  • Batch Panorama
  • Panorama Tour
  • Uploads Management Update + bugfixes and stability improvements
v3.1 - 21/07/2021
  • Material Library with approx. ~250 included materials! + more planned
  • Material Editor overhaul + Revit Material Editor added
  • NVIDIA DLSS Support + Ray Traced Sun Shadows
  • Panorama Gallery
  • Optimised assets for performance + bugfixes and stability improvements
v3.0 - 03/03/2021

  • New look & feel. Totally revamped UI designed to be even more intuitive
  • Faster texture loading (Added multi-thread CPU support)
  • Linked presets are applied when switching views
  • Video editor improvements
  • Multiple bugfixes and stability improvements

Why use Enscape for your Design Process?


Quickly iterate and present concept studies to find the design strategy which responds best to the unique challenges of the project.

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Schematic Design

Balance ambiguity and specifity as design decisions are made. Create beautiful and engaging diagrams and renderings without being limited to a small handful of options.

Design Development

A valuable tool in user groups and stakeholder meetings, real-time rendering enables feedback to be easily gathered and studied by the design team to find the most meaningful solutions for their clients.

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Documentation Phase

Enscape is always directly linked with the documentation models. When coordination issues arise, they can instantly be seen and verified so that solutions can be coordinated before they have an impact on schedule or budget.

Construction Phase

Visualising materials and FF&E layouts prior to installation can be done effectively with virtual reality. Designers and clients can go through the project in an intuitive and immersive way to finalize the details with confidence.

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BIM Workflow Tools

BIM Information

BIM mode places all the information you need right at your fingertips. Just click on any single or grouped elements in the Enscape window to immediately display all available BIM data. Or, search for an element in our BIM mode menu and instantly see one or all instances of the object highlighted in the Enscape window.

Collaborative Annotation

Whether it’s a change request, material suggestion, or problem, highlight issues directly within the project with the new collaborative annotation feature. Share progress, maintain context, and benefit from continuous communication with your team and clients, even when they don't own Enscape.

Orthographic Views

No project is complete without a floor plan or cross-section representation; in many situations it’s the clearest and simplest way to present the scope, size and intent of your design. One click is enough to create a two-dimensional view out of your three-dimensional project. Switch easily between several flat perspectives to create floor plans or side view section cuts.
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Create Stunning Renders & Simulations in Seconds

If you can dream it, Enscape can render it. Whether interiors, exteriors, landscapes, airports, hotels or country houses, Enscape quickly and reliably produces the best renderings & simulation fly-throughs from any environment. With Enscape, BIM modeling and visualisation are finally united. Unlike other renderers, you don’t have to stop design to create high-quality visuals. The images in this gallery are from real-life Enscape users, generated within seconds out of the CAD planning environment.

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GPU Ray Tracer
Directly integrates with SketchUp, ArchiCAD, REVIT, Rhino & Vectorworks

Very easy to learn

Large asset library

Real-time viewport

High quality lighting

Amazing VR experience

Frequent free updates with major new features

Requires a powerful GPU (NVIDIA RTX model graphics required for Ray Tracing & DLSS features)

Limited compositing capabilities

Gaining popularity - especially among architects, interior designers and landscapers

Rich library of ready-to-use assets

Free support & frequent updates

Great for the design phase where multiple iterations are required

GPU Raster Engine

Easy to Learn

Large asset library

Slow render times compared to Enscape, Twinmotion & V-Ray

Requires powerful GPU

Limited compositing capabilities

Simple and fake looking lighting

Not tightly integrated with host software, requires file reimporting/syncing after every change to your model

Expensive - 3000 Euros!

Rich library of ready-to-use assets

Only used in architecture
CPU, GPU (Unbiased)
High quality, physically accurate

Relight feature
Least amount of features out of all the render engines in this comparison

You have to buy extra licenses for each software version i.e. if you want to use Thea with SketchUp & Rhino, you would need to purchase 2x licenses

Limited compositing capabilities

Infrequent minor updates

Not a strong competitor -
lagging behind

Perceived as accurate,
but slow


GPU Raster Engine

Real-time viewer

Very easy to learn

Requires powerful GPU (NVIDIA RTX model recommended)

Small asset library compared to Enscape & Lumion

Basic and fake looking lighting 

Too simplistic for more advanced 3D users

Limited compositing capabilities

Infrequent minor updates

Relative newcomer - still immature in terms of features

Owned by Epic Games - Creators of Unreal Engine

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CPU, GPU, Hybrid Ray Tracer
Works with all major 3D industry software & plugins

Real-time viewer

High quality, physically accurate

Considered industry standard

Built-in compositing features

Frequent free updates with major new features

Most online assets (models, materials) are V-Ray ready
Steeper learning curve compared to other renderers, though latest releases continuously improve ease of use
Leading renderer for all major 3D software

Large user base & active community

Free support

Frequent updates

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Enscape for Mac Software Compatibility

  • ArchiCAD 26 & 27
  • SketchUp 2022, 2023, 2024
  • Vectorworks 2023 SP6 or later, 2024

Enscape for Mac Minimum Hardware

  • Apple M1 chip with at least 16GB unified memory

Enscape for Mac Recommended Hardware

  • Apple M1 Pro/Ultra/Max or any M2/M3 chip with 32GB+ unified memory

Enscape will NOT work with Intel Macs

Enscape for Mac does not support Ray-Tracing OR DLSS.

Enscape Software Compatibility

  • SketchUp 2022+, ArchiCAD 25+, Revit 2022+, Rhino 7+, Vectorworks 2022+

Enscape Minimum Hardware

  • Windows 10 or 11
  • 2.4GHz or faster CPU + at least 8GB RAM
  • 3D Graphics Card with at least 4GB VRAM (NVIDIA GTX 1000 series OR AMD Radeon 5000 series minimum)

Enscape Recommended Hardware

  • 3.0GHz or faster CPU + 16GB or more RAM
  • NVIDIA RTX 2000 series or newer model graphics required for Ray-Tracing & DLSS
    AMD Radeon 6000 series or newer model graphics required for Ray-Tracing

Enscape will NOT work with Intel graphics chips
– We recommend NVIDIA RTX graphics cards as they have better support and higher performance than similarly priced AMD graphics in Enscape.

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