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