RS Components (RS) has disclosed preliminary data showing that in the first two weeks since the launch of DesignSpark Mechanical, the new free 3D design tool has registered over 50,000 downloads from DesignSpark.com, the company’s online engineering community. More than three quarters of these downloads were recorded in the first seven days of the tool’s availability.
The demand from engineers to try out this simple 3D modelling and assembly software, which RS co-developed with 3D design specialist SpaceClaim, suggests that there is a significant demand for for freely accessible, time saving design tools. The statistics indicate that this requirement is global, stretching across more than 150 countries.
Commenting Mark Cundle, Global Head of Technical Marketing at RS, said, “If there was ever any doubt about the potential demand for a free 3D design tool, these initial uptake figures are more than proof that engineers in every part of the world are hungry for tools that make it faster and easier to complete the design process and get their products to market. The simplicity and affordability of DesignSpark Mechanical opens up 3D design to a much wider engineering base and creates a level playing field for companies of all sizes to compete.”
DesignSpark Mechanical is available for free download from www.designspark.com/mechanical
Support can be found on the DesignSpark community at www.designspark.com