FAQ 14 – Upgrading CAD software – Why and when?
20 October, 2023

Today we're talking about an issue which has come up quite frequently in the past couple years-- upgrading your old software. Specifically, why should we, and when and how is the best way to do it?

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Introducing the new Panther 3D jewellery plug-in for Rhino
6 January, 2020

RhinoGold's absorption by Gemvision/Stuller left a gap in the market for a low-cost jewellery CAD plug-ins. Now, at last, we have a new low cost jewellery CAD contender by the name of Panther.

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Closed Software Ecosystems, Jewellery Technology Monopolies, and Adversarial Interoperability – The Dark Side of New Technology Part 3
28 October, 2019

It’s time for another article for my Dark Side of New Technology series. Today we’ll be talking about closed software ecosystems and the proposed solution of adversarial interoperability.

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The Jeweller Magazine Article – It’s a CAD World – The Current State of Jewellery CAD in the UK
7 October, 2019

A little over a year ago, I had an interview with the Jeweller Magazine about public perceptions of Jewellery CAD in the UK. I'm happy to say at long last I have permission to share that article with you.

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Ennoble.io plugins In Development for Adobe Illustrator and Rhino
23 September, 2019

Swarovski has recently developed a potentially exciting new series of plug-ins to help jewellers add Swarovski crystals (and other gem stones of all sorts) to their designs. One plug-in is for Rhino, the other is for Adobe Illustrator. They call it Ennoble.io.

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Creating 3D Models in Virtual Reality with Oculus Medium
8 May, 2018

Cinematography Database has recently performed a test run on Oculus Rift's own 3D content and production tool Oculus Medium. It gives a good overview of just what these virtual reality tools can already do. See for yourself.

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CAD Book Review – Designing Jewelry with Rhino By Eliania Rosetti
28 January, 2017

A few weeks ago, I discovered a book called Designing Jewelry with Rhino by Eliania Rosetti being self-published out of Brazil. Since it’s become clear that more CAD jewellers need to know about this book, I’ve written a brief review here.

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i.materialise article – How to Get Started With 3D Modelling
9 January, 2017

Over at the i.materialise blog, they have recently released a wonderful interview with Jonathan Williamson, professional 3D CGI modeller and tutor from CG Cookie, a training site

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3D Modelling in Virtual Reality
25 May, 2016

In the past few months, three experimental products have appeared which capitalise on virtual reality for use in 3D modelling.

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i.materialise Article – 9 Free CAD Programs To Get You Started with 3D Printing
23 February, 2016

Our friends at i.materialise have put together their own list of cheap or free 3D CAD programs to help people get started with product design CAD for 3D printing.

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