August 14, 2023
RS recently announced a further expansion in the capability of DesignSpark — its fast-growing online community for engineers — with its new Product Design Center, shortly after the reveal of its new circuit simulator tool.
The design center includes a rich pool of technical information about more than one billion electronic component part numbers, enabling DesignSpark members to make more informed decisions about the products they use in their designs.
The Product Design Center significantly enhances the CAD library that is already available to DesignSpark members and provides more than forty different kinds of content, including product data and environmental and lifecycle information, as well as 3D models, footprints, and schematics.
New product information, including product datasheets, RoHS and REACH compliance status (Y/N), and 3D model and footprint data, will be available as part of all DesignSpark subscription options. Members with DesignSpark Creator and DesignSpark Engineer subscriptions will have access to additional component data, including lifecycle risk, environmental risk, RoHS and Reach compliance information, and DRC status.
Members with DesignSpark Engineer subscriptions will have access to even more detailed product information, including technical attributes, predictive lifecycle, product alternative, export compliance to HTS, ECCN, and Schedule B, product change, and end-of-life notifications.
“We’ve worked closely with Accuris [formerly S&P Global Engineering Solutions] to deliver this substantial increase in product information, which can be crucial to design engineers who need to ensure that components and products are safe, fit for purpose, or have less impact on the environment,” said Mike Bray, VP of Innovation and DesignSpark at RS. “The new Product Design Center is just one of the comprehensive features now available across all the DesignSpark subscription choices, which provide a package of CAD software, design services, training, and support estimated to be worth more than $1,250 to design engineers, pro creators, and students.”
The parts professionals at Accuris are excited to partner with RS and help the DesignSpark community create sustainable designs by supplying the most comprehensive technical and environmental attributes available on a single site for over a billion electronic components.
“Being a part of this community of innovators and assisting them to build new solutions that can make a positive difference in our environment and in our communities is gratifying,” said Bob Braasch, Accuris VP of Sales. “The future will be a better place thanks to the innovation of this community.”