ArtCAM is one of DelCAM‘s signature programs. Originally designed for sign-making and relief carving, it still remains even now the best software of its kind for bas-relief carving and 2.5D sculpture.
With ArtCAM Jewelsmith, a series of jewellery-specific tools have been added, along with the ability to design relief-carved rings in the round. You can create textural and sculptural relief shapes unlike any other CAD program, and with the help of Keyshot (which ships with ArtCAM Jewelsmith as standard), you can create beautiful renders very quickly.
Ironically, ArtCAM’s strength has always been its weakness. That is to say, ArtCAM is a relief carving program rather than a fully 3-dimensional CAD tool. But it is designed to build, control, and assemble reliefs in ways that no other program can. For this reason, it has often made a brilliant second CAD program to combine with other 3-Dimensional CAD software. Indeed, ArtCAM Jewelsmith is frequently sold as a bundle with the 3D modelling CAD program Powershape, and includes many features which allow the two softwares to integrate.
The British Academy of Jewellery offers private tuition courses in ArtCAM Jewelsmith for beginner and intermediate users, specifically focused on relief carving and sculpting Jewellery Design.
Selected ArtCAM Jewelsmith Tutorials
Tutorial Videos From Other Users
- Making a Flat Circular Pendant With Colour Relief Controls
- Making a Signet Ring
- Making A Filigree Ring Out of Assembled Components
To Learn More About Jewellery CAD/CAM
If any of these tutorials whets your appetite for learning more about how to use 3Design for your CAD/CAM jewellery design and manufacturing, take a look at the CAD courses or bespoke training offered at British Academy of Jewellery.