RS Components Delivers New Easy Access to Wide Range of Electronic CAD Models Providing Time Savings for Engineers

Information Technology Press Releases Friday July 24, 2015 09:42
SINGAPORE--(Marketwired)--Jul 2, 2015
  • RS Partners With SamacSys to Provide Design Engineers With Access to ECAD Part Wizard and Component Models for Use in All Popular PCB Design Tools

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced it has exclusive distributor access to the SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard (EPW) and a wide range of high-quality ready-to-use electronic component ECAD models. The models support all popular ECAD tool formats, including the RS DesignSpark PCB software, and are available for download along with the EPW application completely free of charge via the DesignSpark website.

In conjunction with SamacSys, RS is working closely with leading component manufacturers to provide accurate and high-quality ECAD models that offer schematic symbol and PCB footprint information for electronic parts. This delivers significant advantages for electronic design engineers including rapid design-in, fewer PCB errors and significant time savings, resulting in improved user experience and a shorter time-to-market.

Importantly, the ECAD Part Wizard provides design engineers with full control of the schematic symbol fracturing process. This includes the number of fractures to be created, the placement of pins around the sides of each fracture (left, right, top and bottom), and the order in which each pin is displayed. In addition, EPW provides PCB-layout component footprints, all of which are IPC compliant with user-selectable least, nominal and maximum footprint options.

These new ECAD models are available to download via the RS website, directly from within the EPW tool or from the RS Product Data Library (PDL) and have been created to help engineers with their rapid prototyping design process. Currently the PDL holds more than two million part numbers from more than 500 manufacturers with five million individual pieces of technical documentation and computer aided engineering files to support engineers in the design process. In addition, DesignSpark users can request the prompt creation of a specific component model if it is not already available in the library.

"DesignSpark is an online community from RS which offers valuable information and resources including major free-to-download tools such as DesignSpark PCB," said Alex MacDougall, Managing Director at SamacSys. "The addition of the SamacSys ECAD Part Wizard and ECAD models into the RS Product Data Library recognises that these tools can deliver major productivity gains to design engineers and help speed up the design and prototyping process."

"The completely free availability of the SamacSys EPW and this wide range of ECAD models can be a significant aid to engineers," said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing at RS Components. "It enables designers to spend more time on innovation in their projects rather than wasting valuable resources by having to enter component data to build up ECAD tool libraries. In addition, they are assured that data errors are not introduced into the process."

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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 around 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 2015 had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.
For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com
About SamacSys

SamacSys is a leading developer of software tools for creating and managing electronic component ECAD data. Our mission is to provide companies with a suite of software tools to select, manage and distribute component information effectively throughout their organisations. For more information please visit the website at www.samacsys.com

Further information is available via these links:
@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
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Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com
RS Components
www.rs-online.com/
DesignSpark
www.designspark.com
Contact Information
RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager - Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6430-3324
Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

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