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Allied Electronics and RS Components have developed a 3D design software solution called DesignSpark Me-
chanical, a 3D solid modeling and assembly tool that is available to all, totally free of charge.
Developed in conjunction with Space- Claim, a provider of 3D modeling software, the easy-to-use DesignSpark
Mechanical will bring major benefits to design
engineers around the world and is available in
multiple languages. It is a significant step in the
evolution of the DesignSpark online resource
hub for the engineering community.
The availability of 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 modeling
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 that engineers and others
involved in product development can become
fully conversant with the software within minutes, rather than the weeks or months required to
become skilled with traditional 3D CAD tools.
“The launch of DesignSpark Mechanical is
the first time a 3D design tool with this level of
sophistication has been made freely available.
Engineers will love using modeling software that
is so intuitive and flexible,” said Dan Stewart,
vice president of marketing at Allied Electron-
ics. “The use of DesignSpark Mechanical early
in the design cycle can eliminate much of the
time-consuming rework associated with tradi-
tional product development processes. This is a
highly significant initiative that helps engineers to
bring innovative products to market quickly, and
DesignSpark Mechanical’s STL output format
enables direct export of designs to 3D printers.”
With access to more than 38,000 3D models
in the extensive DesignSpark online compo-
nent library, DesignSpark Mechanical gives
all engineers the ability to rapidly undertake
an end-to-end design with professional-grade
modeling tools that are at zero cost. RS and
Allied have also collaborated with TraceParts
to provide access to millions of models from
the online tracepartsonline.net CAD portal.
DesignSpark Mechanical is available for free
download via www.designspark.com/mechan-
ical with support available through the De-
signSpark community at www.designspark.com.