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RS Components Enhances its 3D CAD Model Selection Tools for Engineers

November 14, 2012

OXFORD, England and MUNICH, Germany, November 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

New 3D CAD microsite adds capability to locate, view and download models by product
type and manufacturer

RS Components [http://uk.rs-online.com/web ] (RS), the trading brand of
Electrocomponents plc [http://www.electrocomponents.com ] (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading
high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has launched a new,
dedicated 3D-CAD microsite [http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=e1_3D ],
which gives customers faster, easier access to its extensive library of more than 30,000
3D CAD models from over 40 manufacturers, downloadable free-of-charge from the RS website.

The extra functionality provided via the new RS 3D CAD microsite enables users to
search for the 3D CAD models by product category and by manufacturer, and incorporates a
model viewer function, making it significantly easier and quicker for engineers to locate,
view and download the appropriate model required for their design from a vast selection of
components, including connectors, relays [http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/relays ], switches
[http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/switches ] and semiconductors. The new look page also
integrates the existing 3D CAD tutorial video, 3D CAD FAQs, and 3D CAD file format
features.

The launch of the enhanced 3D CAD model search functionality on the RS website also
marks a major milestone in the company’s 3D CAD model programme, with more than 250,000
downloads recorded since the programme was introduced two years ago.

“The huge numbers of 3D CAD models downloaded from the RS website are a firm
indication that engineers are increasingly making use of our free online tools to help
accelerate the design process,” said Mark Cundle, Head of Technical Marketing, RS
Components. “The new 3D CAD microsite ensures an even faster, smoother experience when
searching for these tools.”

Access to the comprehensive 3D CAD model library from RS is also available via the
ModelSource component library [http://www.tracepartsonline.net/(S(skyleq45idn4c1m5cwf22keo
))/ws/designspark/index.aspx ] on DesignSpark, the RS online community for engineers.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc,
the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With
operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet,
catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000
parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics,
automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial
year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.rs-components.com

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc [http://www.electrocomponents.com ]

http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components [http://www.rs-components.com ]

http://www.rs-components.com

DesignSpark

http://www.designspark.com

SOURCE RS Components


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