RS Components says visitors are flocking to use its online design resources.
The 3D CAD model downloads have had a growth spurt to over half a million, a 50% increase since the beginning of the year a process hastened by the launch of the DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design tool. DesignSpark Mechanical has now clocked up 100,000 downloads in less than two months since the software was launched. The ModelSource component library has reached the 100,000 download mark in the first year

Half of the DesignSpark Mechanical downloads were recorded after just two weeks of the tool’s availability – statistics that show the keen interest in affordable, easy-to-use 3D design software, says RS.

“Lack of time is one of the biggest challenges facing engineers, and these significant download results prove the increasing popularity of online tools and resources,” said Mark Cundle, Head of Technical Marketing at RS. “The appetite for 3D design has also really taken off, and engineers all over the world are reporting time-savings of up to two days in the design cycle when using our online models compared to creating them manually. This is clearly a huge advantage in achieving faster time-to-market and, when used in conjunction with our new free DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design tool, engineers can slash even more time off the design process.”

The 3D CAD models are available to download completely free-of-charge from the company’s 3D CAD microsite


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