Enscape extends reach into collaborative design / review

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Partnership with BIM Track brings new issue management capabilities to the real-time rendering and VR tool

Enscape, a tool best known for its visually rich real-time viz and VR capabilities, is now focussing on design / review and team collaboration with the introduction of new issue management capabilities in the 2.8 release.

According to the developers, teams can now easily identify and document design and construction issues when reviewing projects. Questions, RFIs, or clashes can be captured and assigned to the appropriate team member. Comments, along with saved 3D views, are stored in the Enscape project file for easy archiving and retrieval.

To enable this multi-disciplinary BIM coordination, Enscape has partnered with cloud-based BIM collaboration platform BIM Track. Issues can be synced live between Enscape 2.8 and BIM Track, then retrieved in popular CAD and BIM tools including Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Tekla Structures, Solibri, and more, as well as Procore.

It is possible to use Enscape’s Collaborative Annotation feature exclusively of BIM Track, which allows team members to capture and track issues within the same project. Users can also provide a view-only overview of issues with external partners, without an Enscape or BIM Track license.

However, a BIM Track license is required if users want to take full advantage of the additional functionality and capabilities of the cloud-based collabroation tool.

“Providing designers and contractors the ability to capture issues during an Enscape review session extends the value of real-time visualization to the entire AEC project team,” said Moritz Luck, Co- founder of Enscape. “The new issue management features in Enscape 2.8, and our new partnership with BIM Track, promise to make the design process faster, by making communication between teams easier and more robust.”

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Enscape is not forgetting its visualisation roots. To further enhance presentations, Enscape 2.8 introduces new wind effects, which allows users to increase or decrease the extent leaves rustle, plants sway, and water ripples with the wind. Also, designers working in healthcare get a new Asset Library of medical equipment and medical staff, including doctors and nurses.

Enscape 2.8 is fully compatible with Revit 2021. For ArchiCAD users, views created in Enscape now display in the ArchiCAD view map, and views can be batch rendered for improved performance. All Enscape Asset libraries are now supported in the beta version of the Enscape plug-in for Vectorworks.

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