Category Archives: Software

SketchUp extensions I wish I knew about sooner as an architectural designer

Here are all the extensions you need to know, as recommend by architectural designer Kyle Burns. He spent over 10 years as a designer at architecture firms across the US, but it was not until he started working at SketchUp that he truly understood the power of extensions. You don’t know what you don’t know. […]

Flow from SketchUp to D5 to create stunning visuals

Les Maisons de Maîtres Églantiers  Creating stunning visuals is key to winning design work and communicating the visual impact of a space. Architect and designer Luis Bertomeu Sanchez walks us through his new favorite workflow — SketchUp to D5! Streamlined simplicity is the name of the game for this blend of 3D modeling and rendering software. Luis […]

Enscape for Mac: Now Available for SketchUp

Following a successful open beta, Enscape for Mac is officially available for SketchUp 2021 and 2022! Integrate design and visualization into one workflow and enjoy super-fast rendering with Enscape. Read on to learn what features are included and how to get up and running. The features included Whatever stage of the design process you are in, Enscape comes […]

5 Ways Enscape Makes Rendering Enjoyable by SketchUp’s Aaron Dietzen

3D modeling has many benefits; it gives users a platform to explore ideas, express their creativity, and experience designs before they’re built in the real world. However, the ability to add an element of realism, whether that be reflections, lighting, or materials, can take a design concept to the next level. I’ve been 3D modeling […]

Enscape to V-Ray compatibility unifies archviz workflows for the first time

With V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and V-Ray 6 for Rhino, architects and designers can combine Enscape with V-Ray for faster, smoother, and more productive collaboration. After joining forces at the start of 2022, Chaos and Enscape have worked hard to make the most of our combined skills and give AEC professionals new workflows that make […]

Top 10 tips for creating wow-factor interior design renderings 

Want to take your 3D interior design rendering workflow to the next level? Apply these helpful tips in your next project and thank me later.  Interior design is one of the most inspiring industries for architectural visualization artists. We continue to discover incredible design proposals and hyper realistic CG images that deceive even the sharpest […]

3D laser-scanning: Intelligent tools to create point-cloud data deliverables – Part 2: Scan-to-Plan

With 3D laser-scanning technology increasingly used in the Surveying and AEC sectors, we look at how CAD users can get the most from their tools in workflows for design and construction site data. At Bricsys, our intelligent tools and advanced features for 3D laser-scanning workflows help create the deliverables required by your clients. To highlight […]

3D laser-scanning: Intelligent tools to create point-cloud data deliverables – Part 1: Scan-to-TIN surface

The use of 3D laser-scanning in the Surveying and AEC sectors is growing. The technology provides a fast, accurate method for collecting site data for design and construction, and the detailed point-cloud data begins the process of BIM and digital twin modeling. At Bricsys, our intelligent tools and advanced features for 3D laser-scanning workflows help […]

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