Free design tool used by 100,000 students, says RS


RS599-DesignSpark_PCB_educational_site_licenceIn the last five years 100,000 users from more than 200 places of education across the globe, including schools, academies, colleges and universities, have been using the PCB tool.

Before the launch of the licence, the DesignSpark PCB tool needed to be individually installed on each PC within an educational establishment, meaning a significant investment in time for institutions with hundreds or even thousands of PCs.

With the introduction of the educational network licence the time and cost it takes to download and install the tool was reduced.

Mike Bray, vice-president of DesignSpark at RS, writes:

“This milestone figure of 100,000 users of DesignSpark PCB via the educational network licence, across hundreds of institutions worldwide, is proof of its value and success. Enabling technicians to download and install the software on multiple PCs, over a short period, is a huge advantage in terms of time and cost.”

The majority of the users of the network licence are students and educators, along with other academic users such as researchers, technicians and laboratory managers.

The network licence allows students to use the tool at their place of education and at home on their personal PC.


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