New major update designPH 1.5 released

designPH 1.5 PRO is the last free major update for designPH 1 and gives an outlook on the direction of designPH 2.

How to get the latest designPH 1.5 version?
Please make your choice:
New customer
| Existing designPH 1.1 customer | Existing designPH 1.0 customer | Others

More info on how to get the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio can be found here.


Screenshot of new designPH GUI with its new toolbars and the "Overview"-tab.

Short summary of top new features:

  • New "Overview"-tab including the energy balance graph, additional project information and help.
  • The screenshot is showing a model in the southern hemisphere. designPH 1.5 is now "Southern Hemisphere" compatible including correct export to PHPP 9.
  • There are now three new render modes in designPH 1.5: Render by Area Groups, Render by Components, Render by Heat Loss
  • Thermal envelope checks - designPH calculates the sum of all the areas projected in each direction along each orthogonal axis. If these do not match, a warning is shown.
  • The new "Project Footprint" tool automatically creates the Projected Footprint Area surfaces directly below the model and exports the total to PHPP9.
  • The "Highlight-Select" feature provides an easier way to cross-reference between rows in the results tables with the elements (surfaces, edges and windows) in the model.
  • Edit names of elements - The name of each element can now also be edited directly in the table, this makes it easier to cross-reference the elements after exporting to PHPP.
  • A new Export sheet has been added to designPH main dialog, this provides "Selective Export" options. Initially, 4 default export profiles are provided.

Find all the cool new features and possibilities within designPH 1.5 PRO to revolutionise the way you use PHPP here.

designPH 1.5 PRO is available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish and as IP-Version.
It is fully compatible with SketchUp 8 to 2017 (Pro or Make) and PHPP8 and PHPP 9.

Have fun with this great new release of designPH and as ever:
Please use it to revolutionise the way you use PHPP laughing !

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How to get updated to the latest designPH 1.5 version?

  1. New customers always get the very latest version when purchasing designPH.
    designPH PRO is available in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, (Chinese) and as a special IP-version.
    It is fully compatible with SketchUp 8 to 2017 (Pro or Make) and PHPP8 and PHPP 9. See also pre-sale questions for more details.
    More info on how to get the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio can be found here.
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  2. Existing designPH 1.1.x customers can update immediately for free at www.designph.org/patches_updates to the latest available designPH version.
    As ever you will have to login first with your designPH.org credentials to be able to reach the internal links in the designPH members area.
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  3. Existing designPH 1.0.x customers will have to update first to PHPP9 and designPH 1.1 to be able to update to designPH 1.5.
    Please contact your local reseller to do so or find your best choice directly here.
    An update from designPH 1.0.x to the latest designPH version is highly advisable:
    1. designPH 1.0.x is depreciated and not maintained anymore - see also here
    2. designPH 1.0.x is not compatible with PHPP 9 ! - see also here
    3. latest designPH 1.5 is compatible with PHPP 8 and PHPP 9 ! - see also here
    4. latest designPH 1.5 is highly more feature rich then designPH 1.0.x - see also here
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  4. In certain situations, when you have already updated PHPP8 to PHPP9, your local reseller may have missed to also offer you the update to designPH 1.1.
    Please contact your local reseller to do so now. There might be a fee by your reseller to do so.
    More info on how to get the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio can be found here.

In any case and as always, please feel free to contact us directly on any further question and issue.

More detailed information on what and how to get the bundle of designPH PRO and PHPP 9 with its excellent price-performance ratio can be always found here.