Jewellery CAD Software – Gemvision Matrix

Gemvision Matrix

Gemvision Matrix RingGemvision Matrix is is a jewellery-specific CAD suite based upon Rhino CAD software’s same core engine, but rebuilt from the ground up to make it as easy and efficient as possible for fine jewellers.

In addition to offering all the advantages of Rhino, Matrix has a whole series of additional builders and special tools for making all the repetitive and painstaking tasks of jewellery design (such as pave and prong settings) fast and easy. Thanks to all these additional tools, Matrix will get you designing for production amazingly quickly.

Holts Academy offers four different courses in Matrix: a Level 3 CAD Diploma, a Level 4 CAD Diploma, and shorter Level 3 CAD Certificates and Level 4 CAD Certificates. In addition, private tuition is also available. The intermediate courses include training in T-Splines.

They also offer a separate dedicated private CAD tuition in V-Ray for Jewellery Rendering.

Selected Tutorial Videos – Matrix

Tutorial Videos of My Creation

Tutorial Videos From Other Users

To Learn More About Jewellery CAD/CAM

If any of these tutorials whets your appetite for learning more about how to use Matrix for your CAD jewellery design and manufacturing, take a look at the CAD courses or one-to-one bespoke training offered at Holts Academy of Jewellery.

 

40 Comments

  1. price please

  2. hi
    i want to learn matrix but im from india and i cant visit your institute in london because of financial status. please can you advise me if there are some tutorials or dvds from which i can learn
    thankyou
    karina

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Dear Karina:

      I think the problem is most tutors feel that teaching many of the more high-end CAD software packages requires some amount of hands-on training. While this can be delivered to a limited extent through on-line portals, working exclusively off of training videos without much supplement from actual teacher interaction is a poor substitute for a class. I would agree with this line of thought myself as well.

      Perhaps if there were several individuals in your organisation, perhaps we could look into arranging a special session with your team, either with your coming here, or with my coming there? It might not necessarily be cheap, but it would solve the problem.
      I would warn you though that my Hindi is not very good…

      Regards,

      Jack

      • I am also looking for Gemvision Matrix course for a long time. I am eager to learn about jewellery designing. But I didn’t get anyone in this field.

        • CADJewellerySkills

          Dear Harish:

          If you can travel to the United Kingdom, I can help you. But at the present time I am not equipped to run classes in any other country. My apologies.

          We are looking into solutions for the future though. Watch this space.

          Regards,

          Jack

  3. How to install matrix 7 .
    When I m install matrix then I get error matrix key not found.

  4. Hi we are unable to open our matrix 7 on one our computer the key is recognised but it keeps saying run tim error before the program loads.How do we fix this! Its on a pc

  5. Dear Sirs,
    Watch is the price range for the software of the cad gemvision ?
    Thank you ,
    Serge Van Gestel

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Dear Serge:

      I’m afraid you’ll have to contact Gemvision directly if you want to know the price of any of their software, including Gemvision Matrix.

      Regards,

      Jack

  6. Hi I am based in the south east of the uk ad I have matrix 8 and want to learn how to use it properly so I can do more things with it I was just wondering if there where any tutors or classes in the south east or London for me to go to or for a tutor to com to me?
    many thanks
    Ben

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Ben:

      As a matter of fact, I’m based in London. If coming to London is an option for you from where you are, then the courses at Holts Academy are within easy reach. Check out the short courses or CAD certificate courses on the http://www.Holtsacademy.com website, and see what works for you.

      Regards,

      Jack

  7. how much is your advanced course charge I can come and learn in London
    do you have any cheap hostel nearby the school
    let me know
    Looking to hear form you thanks .

  8. ABUMASHAR N.MOLLA

    How much your coursecharge.How I can cme London,you have any chep hostel nearby your institution . Please send me details.looking to hear from you thanks.

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Dear Abumashar:

      Apologies for the delayed response.

      You can find out cost for the courses we offer at the Holts Academy website: http://www.holtsacademy.com. For coming to London, my suggestion would be to consider AirBnB.com accommodation rather than hostels, but there are several good hostels in the area of central London. Again, I would suggest liaising directly with the Holts Academy admissions staff on the matter.

      We can do one-to-one bespoke training if you wish as well, which might be more worthwhile if you’re coming all this way to study. Would you be interested in that?

      I hope that helps.

      Best regards,

      Jack

  9. what is different between Rhino and Martix?
    thanks

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Daniel:

      A comparison I like to use is comparing Rhino and Matrix to Mercedes and Bentley. Both have the same core engine, but Bentley (Matrix) has many more bells and whistles added on top. Matrix has all the core functions of Rhino, but with a lot of additional commands useful for helping you create fine jewellery designs efficiently.

      Does that help?

      Regards,

      Jack

  10. hi, using rhino gold for jewellery designing, what is difference between gold and matrix. From where i can download matrix. please help

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Sapna:

      Both are based on Rhino, but the difference is the level of improvement over basic Rhino for jewellery making. Rhinogold is a plug-in for Rhino which adds some jewellery functionality. Matrix is a complete platform rewrite of Rhino for fine jewellery, with many more tools and an entirely new workflow.

      You don’t download Matrix, you purchase it directly from Gemvision. Go to their website and talk to them: http://www.gemvision.com.

      Hope that helps.

      Regards,

      Jack

  11. Maria Papageorgiou

    Dear Jack,
    I am working with Matrix 7 for 2 years. Some of my models (especially the ones with many gemstones) are very large (more than 40mb) and I have some problems while loading them in order to be printed. Is there any way to reduce these files’ mb?

    Thank you!
    Maria

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Maria.

      Good question. With 32-bit Rhino and Matrix (as well as other programs), there is an unofficial file size limit. Files which are too large will simply crash the program, if not the system. But even with 64-bit programs, you load a file that’s very large, the machine will run more and more slowly until the program or the system crashes anyway.
      This is a common problem with pieces with huge amounts of gemstones. Rendering them can be quite a chore, as you may need to render the piece in sections and compile them in Photoshop.

      However, when it comes to exporting the model for 3D printing, that’s different. The size of the mesh is entirely related to the mesh density, rather than the complexity of the original object. And this mesh density is under your control when you export. Of course, we may be running into a problem where the file is too big to both have loaded in while simultaneously trying to export it.

      A couple of suggestions to lighten the load on your computer:

      1.) Make sure you’re using a 64 bit version of the program, you’re using a 64 bit operating system, and you have a good amount of RAM in your machine.
      2.) Make a version of the file with ONLY the geometry intended for 3D printing. Remove all gemstones, curves, duplicate objects, and anything that’s on a hidden layer.
      3.) View the object with any form of shading which doesn’t show isocurves. Plastic shading is particularly good in Matrix, and Rendered shading is good in Rhino.
      4.) Delete the original NURBS object before exporting the mesh.

      Hope that helps.

      Regards,

      Jack

  12. Maria Papageorgiou

    Hi again Jack!

    Thank you so much for your answer. I will try all of your suggestions. Just one more thing, when you say “delete the original NURBS” you mean to delete the mesh? I avoid working with meshes and I only export everything in closed surfaces only.

    Thank you once again!

    Kind regards,
    Maria.

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Maria:

      No, I do not. I mean “delete the original NURBS, and keep the mesh”.

      The process of meshing and exporting is destructive, so you’re not going to save this file normally anyway. Rather, you’re going to export the parts and then throw away the file afterwards, hence why you save the original before you start meshing.

      Don’t be afraid of meshes. If you want to have control over your exporting to .stl, you have to make meshes and export the meshes yourself.

      Regards,

      Jack

  13. I ‘ve downloaded the matrix 8 with Rhinoceros.5.12.50810.13095.x64

    But the run-time error message
    (No update error – No key found)
    and
    (your rhino version is out of date.you must be running Rhino 5.0 sr3.apdate 16 april 2013)

    please help me!!

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Sami:

      1. Run rhino on its own, and make sure the license is up to date.

      2. Make sure your Matrix Dongle is functional and plugged in properly.

      Regards,

      Jack

  14. Hi Jack

    Can one learn looking at the video tutorials, instead of taking hands on training at UK?

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Madan:

      There are video tutorials out there for some software (including Matrix), but as you can see quality control varies. I’d always recommend on-site training for anyone (even in your local area), but if that’s not possible online training is definitely better than nothing.

      I’m currently looking into the prospect of developing online training. Watch this space.

      Regards,

      Jack

  15. Hi,
    Are Matrix 8 Rendered Jewelry images useful for printing.
    I mean to say are the images in 300dpi.
    Please let me know.

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Vishal:

      Actually, most rendering plug-ins I’ve seen only output 72DPI. But if you make the image large enough, that doesn’t matter.

      Unfortunately, with Matrix’s standard version of V-Ray, there is a limit to the image size. However, you can get the full version of the V-Ray plug-in to work just fine with Matrix, which then lifts the limit on the maximum image size.

      Hope that helps.

      Jack

  16. Asslam o Alaikum Brother i want to ask something from u..

    Brother my question is that can i run matrix 7 and 8 on same window?
    or i need dual boot windows to do so?

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Dear Muhammed:

      It is possible to install version 7 and version 8 of matrix on the same copy of Windows. You just cannot run them at the same time (due to licensing).

      Regards,

      Jack

  17. Hi Jack:
    I am based out in NYC was wondering if you host any online seminar. My mother has been in the industry for years on 47th street. We just purchased a FORMLABS 3D printer, i have been applying the supports and converting 3DM files TO STL. Matrix has intrigued me and i am interested in learning to design.Do you host any online seminars or you videos ? Please email me.

  18. matrix 8 key not found on my pc.plese help me sir

  19. hi i have counter sketch gemvision but is i want to open it all it do is ask the language the when i say okay it just goes away what can i do please help me

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Ruben:

      Call or email your Matrix support help. If your software is legitimate, then they will help you quickly. If your software is an illegal download, the I would suggest buying the real software, and that should fix your issue.

      Regards,

      Jack

  20. Hey there…
    I wanna know that is it possible to import Matrix file into cinema 4d including all the vray textures and exquisite details… I’ve purchased the software now I wanna eport my project to cinema 4d but I dn’t know how .. and I don’t wanna lose matrix amazing textures.. can u help me anyway…??? I ‘d be much obliged

    • CADJewellerySkills

      Hi Mehvish:

      Matrix uses V-Ray, and Cinema 4D is able to use it’s own version of V-Ray as a plug in. This means it may be possible to export the rendering setup from Matrix, and then import it into C4D’s version of V-Ray. You’d also need to export the CAD file into C4D as well, and link the two up. I’ve never tested it though so I don’t know how it would work.

      In the rendering V-Ray Styles menu in Matrix, there is a way of saving the file’s rendering settings. Look for it and try it out.

      Besides that, I would suggest trying the V-Ray rendering plug-in technical support forums for this. http://forums.chaosgroup.com/

      Hope that helps point you in the right direction.

      Regards,

      Jack

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