News & Updates

designPH update 1.1.05

The first minor update patch 1.1.05 for designPH 1.1.x is now available, this is free for all existing users of designPH 1.1.0. This update provides an update to the components library for better compatibility with PHPP9.3 and the full set of Canadian climates is now included.

IMPORTANT: This update is for designPH 1.1 / PHPP9 users only, if you install this patch you will need a PHPP9 registration code to activate designPH!

Upcoming releases:
A further update is expected before the end of 2015, which will include a new Spanish translation of designPH, various bug-fixes and improved editing of multiple window properties.

Download "designPH update 1.1.05" here:

designPH-development team

designPH 1.0.30 patch released!

  This is the third cumulative patch, 1.0.30 for designPH 1.0. Some more little bugs were fixed and various features further improved download it here. This patch also includes:

  • Some improvements to shading detection and detected shading now used in energy balance calculation
  • Opaque surfaces and windows are now pre-sorted for export to PHPP8. 
  • Area Group X (14) and TFA 30% added
  • the Components database has been updated to match the last PHPP8.5 components update
  • improved compatibility with SketchUp 2015

This patch for designPH version 1.0 is likely the last one. There will be added no more new features to designPH 1.0. In order to get all the new features from PHPP9 please upgrade to designPH 1.1.

  Dies ist der dritte kumulative Patch 1.0.30 für designPH 1.0. Einige kleine Fehler wurden behoben und verschiedene Funktionen weiter verbessert. - Download hierDieser Patch inkludiert:

  • Verschattungserkennung wurde verbessert und wird nun in der Kalkulation der Energiebilanzieung innerhalb von designPH verwendet
  • Um die Übersichtlichkeit im PHPP zu erhalten, werden nun Fassaden und Fenster für den Export in das PHPP8 vorsortiert
  • Flächengruppe X sowie EBF 30% wurden ins Auswahlmenü hinzugefügt
  • die Komponentendatenbank wurde auf den letzten Stand des PHPP8.5 gebracht
  • weitgehende Kompatibilität mit SketchUp 2015

Dieser Patch für designPH 1.0 ist voraussischtlich der Letzte. Die Entwicklung von designPH Version 1.0 ist eingestellt. Um alle Vorzüge und Neuerungen des PHPP9 verwenden zu können upgraden Sie bitte auf designPH 1.1.

The first European 3D Basecamp with designPH

designPH had a warm welcome at the first European 3D Basecamp organized by sketchUcation.

A really great place, the RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects (link), gave the first European 3D Basecamp its glamourous home.
Thank you guys from sketchUcation (link) for the superb organisation and the very warm welcome to London.

designPH stand

Many presentations (link) and discussions around SketchUp were held. Users and developers were able to find the right mixture of get informed and show up their skills and plugins. The developers of SketchUp (link) from Trimble were able to give useful tips and to get in contact with the active European community around SketchUp and its plugin developers.

designPH stand

designPH had its own presentation on day two with a lot of interest by the attendees. Sorely this year the PHI had no stand to do more live presentations. But sketchUcation did a good job in giving us enough room to present designPH in the big forum.

Thank you all for the big interest and see you next year at second 3D Basecamp in Europe !

Harald Malzer               David Edwards