OXFORD, UK, 6 December 2011 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of
Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of
electronics and maintenance products, has expanded its comprehensive online
library of free 3D CAD product models. The latest update includes more than
2,000 new models from Molex, one of the world's largest manufacturers of
interconnect products, and Omron, a global leader in the production of
electronic components. The 3D CAD models from both suppliers are now available
to download free-of-charge from the RS website at
offering electronics design engineers a simpler, faster route to complete their
designs on time.
With the release of an additional 1,000 3D models of Molex connectors,
encompassing the latest technologies, the range of Molex 3D models available
from RS now covers more than 7,000 products. Over 1,000 3D models of Omron parts
have also been added to the RS library, including tactile, pushbutton and DIP
switches, as well as flow sensors, micro switches and relays.
The extensive scope of product models available today from the RS library is
unrivalled in the industry, with users now having access to over 30,000
certified 3D CAD models of electronic and mechanical components. Registered
users can download a model from the RS website in up to 23 neutral and native
CAD file formats, enabling engineers to select the model in their preferred CAD
package for mechanical design. Each model has part number and ordering
information attached, aiding the purchasing process and allowing for quick
completion of new designs.
Mark Cundle, Technical Marketing Manager for RS Components said, "Producing
3D CAD models can be a time-consuming effort for engineers involved in
electronics design. Extending our 3D CAD model range provides our customers with
access to the most comprehensive library of online downloadable models in all
major CAD file formats, in one place and at no extra cost. This is an essential
part of our support for engineers with reliable technical information and online
resources that enables them to find, design-in and buy from one source."