RS Components adds new features and functionality in the latest release of its free DesignSpark PCB design software
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RS Components adds new features and functionality in the latest release of its free DesignSpark PCB design software

FORT WORTH, TEXAS. December 10, 2019 – RS Components (RS) has released the latest version of its free DesignSpark PCB software for users in North America.   DesignSpark PCB 9.0 is the latest version of the popular online design tool available to members of the DesignSpark online engineering community.  New functionality now available in version 9.0 includes the ability to detect dangling connections, add copper pour to a net and create new libraries when saving a component, a search/find window in the “goto” bar and improvements to the Excellon drill file.

DesignSpark PCB is an award-winning, free-to-use electronic computer-assisted design (ECAD) rapid prototyping tool offering workflow integration; unlimited schematic size, sheets, nodes, pads and connections; part library integration; unrestricted Gerber and ODB++ file output; multi-format bill of material generation; and compatibility with all other DesignSpark CAD systems.

RS Components also offers a professional version of DesignSpark PCB, DesignSpark PCB Pro, designed to bridge the gap between existing complex, high-cost, PCB design software and low-end, unsupported open-source tools for professional design engineers.  DesignSpark PCB Pro is now available for users in North America for just $449 for a perpetual license.

Both DesignSpark PCB and DesignSpark PCB Pro are part of the suite of tools and resources available through DesignSpark, RS Components’ free online engineering community that joins together more than 100,000 active members in North America, and more than 850,000 globally to solve companies’ toughest engineering design challenges. The fast-growing platform, which added almost 130,000 worldwide users in 2019, provides resources, connections, tools and online purchasing for engineers throughout the product lifecycle.

Find out how RS Components can help make your technology vision a reality by joining the  DesignSpark community, and connect with us on  LinkedInTwitter, &  Facebook to learn more.

About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimizing inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended March 31, 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.


Fal Dieso
Head of Marketing – Americas
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