Jewellery CAD Software Overviews, including CAD Video Tutorials

(Updated frequently. Jewellery CAD software overviews last updated March 2020.)

Within each of the links below, I’ve provided a general jewellery CAD software overview for each major jewellery CAD program. Inside you’ll find information on how it is used in jewellery design or manufacturing, and where each program’s particular strengths lie. Each page also contains a carefully chosen selection of CAD video tutorials I have gathered to help teach some essential basics of that software.

If you would like to know more about which jewellery CAD Software is best suited for certain specific tasks, visit my FAQ page comparing all the various CAD software packages, as well as a list of CAD software combinations which work well together for various specialist tasks in 2D and 3D jewellery CAD modelling.

Jewellery CAD Software Overviews

3Design Jewellery CAD Software Overview

The most flexible and powerful parametric solid jewellery CAD modeller on the market.

MatrixGold Essentials - Jewellery CAD Software Overview

Stuller/Gemvision’s successor to Matrix and RhinoGold. Takes the best features of both programs and makes them faster.

Rhinoceros 3D - Jewellery CAD Software Overview

A general product design CAD tool has become a darling of small jewellers.

Carveco Relief Modelling CAD

The successor to ArtCAM as the best relief CAD modelling tool for jewellery and medals.

Zbrush - Jewellery CAD Software Overview

Once just a visual effects sculpture tool, now many an advanced jeweller’s second CAD tool of choice.

Adobe Illustrator - Jewellery CAD Overview

One of the oldest and most popular graphic design tools also turns out to be the 2D designer’s best option, and possibly the fastest CAD program of them all.

Matrix 9 - Jewellery CAD Software Overview

The long-standing titan of the jewellery CAD world, and a brilliant stepping stone for Rhino users.

A Note On Quality Assurance and My Disclaimer

All of the information on the jewellery CAD software in each of these links has been verified as correct as of the writing of this post.

Note that before any of these CAD video tutorials are added to these pages, all of the videos are tested and confirmed to work correctly in the latest released version of that software. However, it has happened before that the owner of the videos may remove them or set them as private after I have posted them.

If there are any differences between the version of the software being demonstrated and the latest version, I’ve confirmed that the changes with the new version won’t affect how this tutorial works. Also, where possible I try to choose the easiest to follow tutorials with clear verbal instructions and without any distracting background music playing while they’re working. If there is a problem with any of these tutorials please let me know and I will make an update.

Looking for CAD Training?

Finally, while video tutorials are good, face to face training is always better. If you would like to know more, get in contact with me and let’s arrange a one to one masterclass.