Their new version will be called CounterSketch International, and for the first time it will allow users to directly download their CounterSketch models as both .3dm and mesh files for their own manufacturing use with no additional charge.
For all the fuss made in recent years about the resurgence of bespoke design, and how it would revolutionise the state of luxury goods and crafts, it seems the actual benefits of this change have been far more sporadic and unevenly distributed than originally expected.
For all the people spending money on bespoke designs and consumer goods, where is all the business going?
Perhaps the way to answer this question is to look a bit more into the main characteristics of customers for bespoke design (also known as custom design).
(This marks the first of a series of Frequently Asked Questions posts. See the rest of the FAQ pages.)
Over the years, the students in my CAD courses as well as my private clients have asked me a lot of questions about CAD as it relates to jewellery manufacturing. Many of these questions were often the same. As I thought it better to tailor my answer to each student’s needs, I resisted writing a single standard answer for quite a long time. Then it occurred to me that I could probably answer at least some of the questions all at once, and just fill in the gaps if people wanted to know more.
This is how this new series simply called Frequently Asked Questions began.
On this and subsequent articles in the same series, I will break down the most commonly asked questions from my own particular fields of expertise.
If anyone has any more specific questions or is not clear about something mentioned here, just leave a comment and I’ll add an answer to the entry.
For part 1, we’ll start off with the most common question of them all: “Which CAD software should I learn?”
Last week I attended the 2010 Gemvision Symposium in Chicago, and I wanted to share with you some highlights and observations from the event.