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Features & benefits

Take your ideas from concept to creation

Optimise your design process with DesignSpark Electrical

The unique and comprehensive range of features in this software will transform your design process and allow you to work quicker and accurately than ever. Savings of at least 50% through features such as the huge built in parts library, automated wire and device numbering, real time configuration checker and integrated procurement.

Seamless integration into existing design workflows

Our range of free-of-charge design tools and resources take your brightest ideas all the way through to final production.
Whether you're looking for a design alone tool, a range of technical information, a complete design ecosystem, our complete suite can be integrated seamlessly in to your existing design workflow.

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Comprehensive range of specialist electrical design features

DesignSpark Electrical is genuine electrical CAD and offers a complete range of specialist features to optimise your design process. Tasks such as wire and device numbering are automated, as are reports, saving you huge amounts of time. The built-in intelligence of the software will also ensure that designs are accurate and coherent.

Extensive symbols & parts libraries

A comprehensive range of symbols are available within DesignSpark Electrical, complemented by a vast array of manufacturer’s parts for inclusion in designs. The integral parts library holds more than 250,000 parts, with millions more available in the online portal, meaning you can quickly find and select the parts for your design.

Live parts price and availability data

Live parts price and availability data

In DesignSpark Electrical, price and availability data for RS parts can be accessed when selecting devices, ensuring that your design will not only be functional but will be within budget and to schedule.

2D cabinet layout facility

Work with STEP & IGES file formats. DesignSpark Electrical allows for the creation of accurate scaled 2D cabinet layouts by simply dragging and dropping 2D footprints of devices from the browser into the design. Ancillary parts such as rails, ducting and even the cabinets themselves can also be added easily using the bespoke tools in the ribbon bar. In this way, cabinet layouts can be finalised at the design stage rather than being left to guesswork or ordered at the last minute.

2D cabinet layout facility

Integrated purchasing channels

DesignSpark Electrical will automatically compile a Bill of Materials for each project, comprising every part you have added to the design. This Bill of Materials can be output as a conventional Excel file or submitted directly to the RS online site for immediate purchase and the fastest possible delivery solution.