RS Components and its sister company Allied Electronics say that in the first two weeks since launch, DesignSpark Mechanical, the new free 3D design tool has registered over 50,000 downloads from DesignSpark.com, the company’s online engineering community. More than three quarters of these downloads were recorded in the first seven days of availability.
RS says the urgency among engineers to try out this simple 3D modelling and assembly software, endorses their decision to co-develop the software with 3D design specialist SpaceClaim. The statistics indicate that this requirement is global, stretching across more than 150 countries. DesignSpark Mechanical is available in multiple languages.
Mark Cundle, Global Head of Technical Marketing at RS, said, “If there was ever any doubt about the potential demand for a free 3D design tool, these staggering initial uptake figures are more than proof that engineers in every part of the world are hungry for tools that make it faster and easier to complete the design process and get their products to market. The simplicity and affordability of DesignSpark Mechanical opens up 3D design to a much wider engineering base and creates a level playing field for companies of all sizes to compete.”