Online and Offline Unit Sizing

This software provides accurate sizing of most PHD products. Users can input the application data and the software will aid in finding a product that will meet their requirements. Save time by calculating properly sized units.

  • Save Project Data
  • Automatic unit conversion- imperial or metric
  • On-the-fly calculations
  • Run from web or local version available

CAD Configurator

This popular design tool enables the designer to configure an actuator and request CAD models via PHD’s website. PHD’s CAD Configurator lets the designer configure only accurate part numbers. Features and options such as stroke, shocks, switches and mountings are represented in the geometry. PHD’s CAD models are available in most popular CAD formats. It’s PHD’s commitment to be able to speak your native language, whether it’s AutoCad®,Inventor®, Unigraphics®, Solidworks®, Solidedge®, Catia®, Pro-E®, and IDEAS® as well as many others.

  • Select from all the Native and Neutral most popular CAD Formats
  • Download CAD models directly from your browser or have them emailed
  • Graphical Configurator ensures that a proper PHD part number is generated and handles compatibility in real-time


At the Learn site, you will find product videos, animated application design examples,  and guided tours of our e-tools design software. All of the latest animations are updated to the home page.

CV/SCFM Calculator

This standalone application calculates the Cv and SCFM which supply the airflow ratings that PHD actuators use.

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Design Process Guide

Shorten Your Design Process – This is an interactive guide that breaks down a typical design process into seven easy steps. Each step details what electronic tools are available to make the design process faster, easier and more productive. These tools can assist in the reduction of project costs and in the shortening of the design processes.

Typical design process steps are:
Step 1 - Initial Design and Specification
Step 2 - Engineering Requirements
Step 3 - Concept Design
Step 4 - Quote
Step 5 - Detail Design
Step 6 - Purchase
Step 7 - Build/Deliver

This interactive guide may be viewed online or downloaded.

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