We are continually evolving the design resources we provide to support innovation in engineering.
DesignSpark is our online design community and resource centre for engineers. The DesignSpark website hosts a comprehensive range of free-of-charge software design tools, technical data and development resources, in addition to user generated reviews and shared knowledge.
DesignSpark PCB is our free, award-winning electronics design software for schematic capture and PCB layout. It is packed with time saving features, including extensive component libraries and video tutorials.
Launched in July 2010, the software has over 200,000 users globally. User feedback is an important part of the tool's evolution and is helping to shape its future direction.
DesignSpark Mechanical is our revolutionary design software that uses the power of direct modelling to enable engineers to quickly create and modify 3D designs. This is the first tool of its kind available completely free-of-charge.
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DesignSpark Electrical is our free, fully specified electrical CAD package which brings time-saving and error-reduction benefits to control panel, machinery and electrical system design.
The software integrates a library of more than 250,000 components and parts which can easily be added to customer designs.
3D CAD Models
As part of our commitment to support design engineers, we offer a free catalogue of over 100 million 3D CAD models that enables the rapid integration of products into a design.
3D models are available for a vast array of technologies including connectors, power supplies, and automation and control gear.
RS Toolbox is our free-of-charge mobile app that provides a central access point to a range of popular electronics design information and tools. The app saves time compared to sourcing reference material through Internet search engines and empowers engineers, hobbyists and students to capture design ideas on-the-go.
RS Toolbox includes a multitude of electronic reference materials, engineering calculators, converters and lookup tables in an easy-to-use format and is available in 16 different languages.
Transforming our website to improve customer satisfaction and online conversion
As part of our continuing efforts to deliver a best-in-class customer experience, we have made thousands of improvements to our website to make it faster and easier to use.
Many of the enhancements are a direct result of customer feedback, suggestions and behaviour. They include:
- implementing 60,000 search fixes
- cleansing and introducing ranging for 5 million product attributes
- adding over 120,000 new images, datasheets and videos
- improving site speed by 40%
With 60 websites around the world and more than 500,000 products at over 10 million price points, this is a significant achievement.
The transformation has led to a significant increase in our customer satisfaction rating and the highest level of online conversion and growth in RS online sales for three years.