Earlier this month, Phi announced its new subscription plans: Essentials, Professional & Enterprise.
Whether you're a freelance designer or part of a larger design organization, these plans are tailored to cater to your specific requirements and make Phi even more accessible to the wider 3D design community.
To celebrate this, we wanted to republish this article with some updates.
A quick Google search for “product design” reveals what we already see around us: Most design involves freeform organic surfaces.
Yet, freeform design has been notoriously hard. Current solutions employ different approaches, each with pros and cons, with the cons often outweighing the pros.
Phi is a new type of surface modeler for Onshape users, that allows quick and easy interactive modeling of surfaces without sacrificing precision and quality. It's available as an integrated cloud app in the Onshape App Store.
Phi’s “slick surfacing” places the technology in great company with giants like HP, Intel, and innovative tech startups like Lumafield (also an Onshape user).
Phi has also received illustrious recognition by DEVELOP3D for being one of the top 30 technologies in 2022!
The D3D 30, a yearly list from Develop3D, is an exclusive list of technologies that “have an important role to play” in product development, chosen on merit only.
How Does Phi Work?
Based on n-sided patches technology, Phi is a curve-based modeler that allows unrestrained editable curves – so you can focus on your design intent while it automatically generates watertight, high-quality surfaces. This integrated cloud app is accessible within an Onshape Document tab and can push and pull these complex designs to and from Onshape.
Phi’s unique curve-based approach is quite different from existing design processes. The curves allow a great deal of freedom to achieve interesting shapes interactively with just a drag of the mouse!
Watch the Onshape webinar, "Add Freeform Surfaces to Your Designs with Phi," to learn more about designing with Phi.