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

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

Hong Kong, 10 January 2013 :

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has launched a new, dedicated 3D-CAD microsite, 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 Components website.

The extra functionality provided via the new RS Components 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, 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 Components 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 Components 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 Components is also available via the ModelSource component library on DesignSpark, the RS Components 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 £1.27bn.

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