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3D CAD model repository now includes RS Pro products as well as a significant increase in parts for automation applications


Oxford, UK, 6 September 2016:


RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that its extensive 3D CAD library now totals more than 75,000 component models from its catalogue of stocked products, providing engineers currently designing or looking to design in 3D with an even wider choice.


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The RS 3D CAD model programme, which has been running for more than six years, allows electronics, mechanical and automation engineers to download 3D CAD models completely free-of-charge. As many as 120 suppliers are represented within the library of models, which now includes the company’s own-brand RS Pro products.


In addition, the repository includes greater coverage for the automation sector with more components and parts from leading automation suppliers such as Phoenix Contact and Schneider Electric.


The CAD models can be downloaded in all of the most common 3D CAD formats directly from the product pages of the RS website, as well as from within the DesignSpark Mechanical 3D design software tool. Engineers can also access the entire catalogue in one place via TraceParts. The library is also visible to engineers via the new 3D viewer tool within the RS Toolbox App, enabling users to view products from all angles while on the move.


Since its initial introduction in May 2010, RS has continued to support and build up the 3D CAD model library,

said Glenn Jarrett, Vice President of DesignSpark at RS.


This significant milestone is an indication of our continued commitment to electronics and mechanical engineers looking to design in 3D. The available selection of models has also been extended to include parts targeted for use in industrial applications.


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TraceParts is one of the world’s premier suppliers of 3D digital content for engineering applications. Part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company delivers powerful web solutions, such as CAD parts libraries, e-catalogs and product configurators. TraceParts also provides digital marketing services to help parts manufacturers, software vendors and IT hardware suppliers promote their products and services, while generating top-tier B2B prospects.
The TracePartsOnline.net portal is available free of charge to millions of CAD users worldwide, with access to hundreds of vendors’ catalogs and over 100 million CAD models and data sheets geared towards design, procurement, manufacturing and maintenance processes.


About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of £1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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