DesignSpark cuts through the mass of inconsistently presented design information on the internet, providing engineers with a reliable gateway to information, reviews and resources they can trust at every stage in the design process.
Singapore (Vocus) July 27, 2010
RS Components, the leading distributor of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products, today announced the launch of DesignSpark, the centrepiece of its initiative to provide an authoritative online design environment for engineers. Two brand-new online design tools for engineer – Component Chooser, a comprehensive, vendor-independent parametric database of electronic components and certified 3D CAD model download platform – formed the first stage of this ongoing initiative to provide engineers with an exceptional online environment to support their latest designs.
Richard Huxley, Regional General Manger, Asia Pacific at RS Components, commented, "RS is seen as a trusted and reliable partner by electronics engineers around the world at every stage of their career. The platforms we have created offer customers an end to end online experience that meets their needs today and tomorrow. It ensures that we will continue to be the professional home for engineers as their work and personal lives change in the face of new information sources and communication opportunities online."
DesignSpark is an online gateway that gives engineers trusted and reliable information and resources, bringing together design information, user generated reviews and new free-of-charge tools to speed up the design process.
DesignSpark, a new and unrivalled gateway to online design support and resources
Richard Huxley, Regional General Manager, Asia Pacific at RS Components commented "DesignSpark cuts through the mass of inconsistently presented design information on the internet, providing engineers with a reliable gateway to information, reviews and resources they can trust at every stage in the design process."
Component Chooser – the industry's most comprehensive parametric search engine for electronic components
The world's largest and most extensive parametric search engine of electronic components, the Component Chooser provides an instantly accessible and consistent search and compare tool for 260,000 semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components from the world's leading suppliers.
Component Chooser will enable engineers to rapidly speed up accurate search and selection of electronic components across manufacturers with a number of unique characteristics, including side-by-side comparison across the database of products. In implementing it, the company has doubled the number of searchable attributes across its range of components, and completely normalised their presentation. The new search engine can be accessed directly at http://www.rshttp://www.com/cc.
Comprehensive Free 3D Model Library – of certified 3D and 2D CAD models of electromechanical components, downloadable free of charge
The service provides free and simple access to the most comprehensive online library of electromechanical CAD models available today.
RS partnered with TraceParts, a leading digital engineering 3D content supplier to offer the service. Visitors to the RS website will see a rotating 3D model of parts where a model is available, with links to "classic" images to show details of colour or surface finish. The first 20,000 of its 45,000 electromechanical components are available now. The remainder are under development and will continue to be added to the TraceParts database in up to 23 neutral and native formats freely available in the coming months.
"The use of 3D CAD models in the electronics industry continues to increase," added Richard. "Creating models for use in CAD packages can be a time-consuming process, hindered by the largely non-standardised formats used by a wide variety of CAD packages. RS is offering a comprehensive range of certified 3D models that can be downloaded in all major CAD file formats, free of charge, from a single source."
About RS Components
A part of Electrocomponents plc, RS Components (RS) is one of the largest global catalogue and web-based distributors of electronic, electro-mechanical and industrial products.
Operating under the trading brands of RS Components, Radiospares, Radionics and Allied Electronics in the U.S., the Group serves nearly 1.6 million customers in over 80 countries worldwide. Through operations in 27 countries and 16 warehouses, RS distributes 450,000 products from over 2,500 suppliers.
The Group has an annual turnover of over £974 million and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
For more information, please visit our market leading website at "http://www.rs-components.com"