- Register


Home >DesignSpark Mechanical

DesignSpark Mechanical

04 December 2013

RS Components (RS) the trading brand of Electrocomponents, the leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has announced a significant development in the history of 3D design software with the launch of DesignSpark Mechanical, a new 3D solid modelling and assembly tool that is available to all – totally free of charge.

Developed in conjunction with SpaceClaim, the leading provider of flexible and affordable 3D modelling software for engineers, the new easy-to-use DesignSpark Mechanical brings major benefits to design engineers around the world and is available in multiple languages.

DesignSpark Mechanical overcomes the two major barriers to entry faced by potential users who do not currently have access to a 3D design solution, but who could benefit enormously from the use of 3D modelling to quickly develop sophisticated concepts and products. These impediments are the prohibitive costs and the considerable investment in learning time associated with traditional 3D CAD tools. Not only is DesignSpark Mechanical free, its simplicity of use means it is intuitive and flexible. Its ‘direct modelling’ tool uses simple gestures that enable real-time editing and instant feedback, making it possible for engineers and others to create geometry and easily explore ideas and product concepts in 3D. Engineers and others involved in product development can become fully conversant with the software within minutes.

With access to more than 38,000 3D models in the extensive DesignSpark online component library, DesignSpark Mechanical gives all engineers the ability to rapidly undertake an end-to-end design with professional-grade modelling tools that are at zero cost. RS has also collaborated with world-leading 3D content company TraceParts to provide access to millions of models from the online tracepartsonline.net CAD portal in DesignSpark Mechanical format.