Instructions for new users

Once you have received your invite, please follow these steps to start designing with Phi:

Step 1

Log onto Onshape, and visit the Onshape App Store. You will find Phi in the "Design & Documentation" category:

Click on "Subscribe". You will be asked to re-enter your password, and you may need to accept terms and conditions. You may also need to log out and log back into Onshape for the subscription to take effect.

Step 2

Create a new document or open an existing one:

Step 3

Once you open the document, click on the + sign at the bottom left, and then click on the Phi application:

Step 4

A new Tab will open at the bottom of your document, click on it and start designing in Phi!

Hardware recommendations and guidelines

Phi and Onshape both rely heavily on your graphics card performance, so it's important to have the correct setup. You can find specific information in the Onshape help pages .

The following screenshots may also help you check your Graphics card settings and select the higher performance mode/graphics card if you have a choice. Windows and Chrome are used as an example but similar settings can be applied for other OSs and browsers. Please see the above link for more details.