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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Rhino 7 Now Available with Subdivision Modelling
26 November, 2020

After only a little more than a year of development, McNeel officially released the latest update to their Rhinocerous 3D software, Rhino version 7!

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MatrixGold Update Release Announced
1 July, 2020

MatrixGold has just released its latest software update, accompanied with a proper official launch announcement across the Internet and social media. Read their full press release here.

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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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How to Copy Protect Your STL Files
6 September, 2017

The Makers Muse Youtube channel has recently released a video with some excellent practical advice on how to place copy-protection measures on your .stl files. This is particularly important advice for those who sell their models on online 3D modelling communities. Have a look:

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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 Printing Industry – Elements Lab and Their Upcoming Jewellery Maker App
27 January, 2016

3D Printing Industry recently wrote an interesting story about Taiwan-based 3D printing bureau Elements Lab and the Jewellery Maker app they're currently working to build.

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Frequently Asked Questions 11 – What are Parametric Solid Modelling and Direct Modelling, and How Do They Apply to Jewellery CAD?
6 March, 2015

(This article is one of my series of Frequently Asked Questions posts. See the rest of the FAQ pages.) After a discussion with a colleague a few months

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3D Systems Launches Geomagic Sculpt with Touch 3D Haptic Stylus
30 October, 2014

Yesterday 3D Systems announced the launch of their new Touch 3D haptic stylus and Geomagic Sculpt CAD software. Best of all: the case study they’re using for the

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Sculpting Air – CAD Designers Experiment With the Leap Motion User Interface
10 October, 2014

Since the Leap Motion sensor was released last year, quite a lot of people have been excited about the possibilties the tool could bring. Hailed as a

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