Enscape rendering of office interior with communal desk, office chairs, and monitors
Dinnie Muslihat

Dinnie Muslihat

Published: April 18, 2024  •  2 min read

Enscape for SketchUp 2024 is Now Available

SketchUp 2024 is out and available on Enscape for both Windows and Mac.


Download Enscape for SketchUp 2024

What’s new in SketchUp 2024?

The new updates in SketchUp include:

  • Trimble Connect & Live Links 
  • Graphics and Ambient Occlusion Snaps
  • Live Component Surface Modifiers 
  • IFC Import & Export Improvements


The following LayOut features will let you take your SketchUp 3D model into 2D space: 

  • New LayOut Drawing Canvas and Performance Optimization!
  • Draft Mode
  • LayOut inferencing
  • Non Scaleable Labels
  • Export/Print Custom Page Ranges

The benefits of an Enscape and SketchUp workflow

Enscape is the only real-time visualization solution that offers 100% direct integration with SketchUp and other popular BIM/CAD tools. This gives you a fast and easy design and visualization workflow.

Brian Deck, Project Manager of the landscape architecture and construction firm Marpa, shares how using Enscape aligns with their fast-paced workflow.

"We use Enscape with SketchUp. It's intuitive, and placing objects is helpful, especially when working on landscape visuals dominated by trees and plants. When building a model, our primary focus is massing. Initially, we prioritize aspects like retaining boulder compositions, tree placement, and hardscape shapes. Later, we utilize Enscape's Material Editor to fine-tune textures to create quality perspectives, which is quick."


An Enscape and SketchUp workflow means you also benefit from:

A single-source-of-truth

Enscape is a plugin, not a standalone application, which means you can design and visualize in one model. Any changes made in SketchUp will be instantly reflected in Enscape.

Better feedback faster

The various export options available in Enscape, like 360-panorama and video, let you share ideas and present your designs better. You can explore every corner of your design by walking or flying through scenes in real time, which allows you to identify and resolve issues on the spot during feedback sessions.

Communicate design intent

The renderings created with Enscape are a great way to communicate design intent to the client. Effective communication throughout the design process ensures that the final building meets the client’s expectations and conveys your vision.

Shallow learning curve

Known for its ease of use, Enscape is ideal for both beginners and seasoned designers. You don’t need prior specialized knowledge to use it. Plug it into SketchUp, and it only takes a couple of clicks to go from installation to visualization.


Try Enscape for SketchUp

Start visualizing with Enscape and SketchUp

While it’s easy to get started with Enscape, we have a library of learning resources to help make your start more of a breeze. Here are a few examples:

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Dinnie Muslihat
Dinnie Muslihat

Dinnie is part of the Content team at Chaos and manages the Enscape blog. She enjoys sharing informative, insightful, and inspirational content for architects and designers to empower their visualization workflows. If you have an excellent idea for a blog post, get in touch via blog-editor@chaos.com