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RS Components make 3D CAD models available in SpaceClaim format to enable direct modelling for faster design

Users of SpaceClaim intuitive 3D modelling tools given access to latest electronic component technologies

Australia, 27 June 2011 :

RS Components (RS) the world’s largest high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), announces that its 3D CAD product models are now available in SpaceClaim format. SpaceClaim empowers engineers and industrial designers to be more creative and deliver products to market faster without the specialist training and complexity associated with traditional CAD tools.

Throughout the product development cycle, SpaceClaim’s direct modelling methodology, which has been described as being similar to clay modelling on a computer, makes it possible for engineers to easily explore their ideas and solve problems in 3D. They can re-use and quickly edit concept models from any CAD system, and simplify models for analysis in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional CAD based on complex parametric modelling. SpaceClaim’s simplicity means that non-CAD specialists can contribute at the early stages of product development, perhaps with input from sales, marketing and production departments. The addition of RS’ 3D model library will give SpaceClaim users access to the latest electronic component technologies in a familiar and fully verified format.

Commenting for RS Components, Mark Cundle, technical marketing manager, said: “SpaceClaim is unique in its ability to involve many disciplines within a business in the product design process. By doing so early in the design cycle, it eliminates a lot of the time-consuming rework associated with traditional processes and enables organisations to tap into creative contributions from a variety of individuals from diverse disciplines. It’s an extension of the RS promise to make it very easy for all contributors to the design process to find, design-in and buy electronic components.”

More details can be found at australia.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=e1_3D

ABOUT RS COMPONENTS

RS Components is the world’s largest distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.6 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping more than 40,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of £1.18bn. For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-components.com.

ABOUT SPACECLAIM CORPORATION

SpaceClaim enables global engineering and manufacturing organizations to leverage 3D design to innovate, win more business, and get products to market faster. Engineers can rapidly create new designs as well as manipulate and simplify 2D and 3D CAD data, regardless of origin and without the complexity of traditional CAD. Customers include Nokia Siemens Networks, Tyco Connectivity, BorgWarner, Medtronic, Lotus Cars, Toyota Motor Corporation, Sharp, LG Electronics, K2 Medical Systems, FuelCell Energy, Emhart Glass, GE Aviation, General Dynamics, and the U.S Navy. SpaceClaim is privately held and backed by Borealis Ventures, Kodiak Venture Partners, and North Bridge Venture Partners. For more information on SpaceClaim, please visit www.spaceclaim.com.

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
Tweet: RS Components
Hashtags: #ecommerce #electronics
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
www.rs-components.com
DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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