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.