COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN
Learn the basic components of modeling with CAD (Computer Aided Design) in an easy to understand format. During this class you will be introduced to the CAD software tools, commands and navigational environment.
Throughout this course you will build pieces of jewelry as you learn how to design and layout your projects as well as better understand how to to use basic to advanced CAD commands that are the building pillars of designing with computers.
As you go through this course you will build multiple jewelry models with the help of your instructor and learn to unleash the power of using computers in today's world of designing jewelry.
Some of your models will also be printed during the class to allow you to gain understanding for the proper design, construction and building parameters of a jewelry model.
Note: You must bring your own Laptop
System Requirements. Rhino runs on Windows and Mac desktop and laptop computers with: Rhino 7 for Windows Hardware. 64-bit Intel or AMD processor (Not ARM) 8 GB memory (RAM) or more is recommended. 600 MB disk space. OpenGL 4.1 capable video card is recommended.
Understanding the CAD environment
From basic design to solids
Constructing finished models
Prongs for pieces with single and multiple stones
From design to print
What you will learn
Navigation of the software
Commands in the Rhino environment
Use of tools for precision modeling
Planning the models
Building your pieces
Getting the 3D file ready for print
Jewelry making best practices for printing
Understand and practice viewport navigation in the Rhinoceros 3D cad program
You will build multiple shanks by using different commands and techniques
Through different design exercises you will be introduced to the different elements and commands within the CAD environment
Make settings for stones any size any shape and prepare the seat for the stones to be set
Complete exercises to practice and understand the basic design precision tools that the program offers
Create entire complex custom designs starting with a given set of instructions and pictures
Learn to select the basic right tools for building jewelry models starting from the planning steps to the creation o idea
Learn to custom make pieces with multiple stones with seats and micropave settings.
Create models starting with simple construction all the way to complex jewelry pieces
Best Design Practices
Learn the best practices used by CAD professionals in order to obtain a successful finish piece and avoid remakes.
After completing your model you will learn how to prepare it for printing from a design and structure
High difficulty designs. This part of our program is considered a bonus for those students that have a greater computer experience
Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM and Friday 9 AM to 12:30 PM
February 12th to 23rd