MatrixGold CAD software screen

Stuller MatrixGold Essentials

MatrixGold Essentials is the latest fine jewellery CAD software package from Stuller (the owners of Gemvision), billed as the successor to both RhinoGold and Matrix. The interface is kind of a streamlined hybrid between RhinoGold and Matrix, introducing several new functions and “parametric” (ie direct 3D modelling) options. Overall, it’s designed to be a “lighter” and faster version of the full Matrix software with most (but not all) of the features of Matrix 9 included.

MatrixGold’s Advantages and Disadvantages

As of this writing, we’re in an interesting transition period here. When Stuller/Gemvision decided to combine Matrix and RhinoGold and rewrite a new program completely from the ground up and call it MatrixGold, it was a risky move to put it mildly. The end result is a much more efficiently loading piece of software than the predecessors, and contains many good user interface improvements on both. It also improves on certain capabilities in key areas. However, as of right now, it’s still early days, and it doesn’t yet quite have all the features that Matrix did.

Once again, there’s more to this discussion than what I’ve written above. Contact me if you wish to further discuss the differences between MatrixGold and Matrix, or the differences between either and other CAD software packages.

To Learn More About Jewellery CAD/CAM

If this whets your appetite for learning more about how to use MatrixGold for your CAD jewellery design and manufacturing, I can provide you with three options for training:

  1. I’ve designed several MatrixGold short courses for beginner and intermediate users, focusing on Matrix’s builders and key problem solving strategies for turning your ideas into CAD models for 3D printing. Go to our Courses and Events page to find out about upcoming courses.
  2. Contact me directly to find out more about bespoke private tuition in MatrixGold to suit your business needs and timetables.
  3. I have also collected a series of tutorial videos below which can both help you get a feeling for what the software is like to use, and also how to perform certain key tasks in the software.

If you’re looking for more information on purchasing the software, contact the UK distributor for all Gemvision/Stuller products: GVUK Design.

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