COURSES

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

Course Duration:

2 Weeks

Total Cost:

$ 2,695

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.

Hands-On Projects

  • Understanding the CAD environment

  • Basic modeling

  • From basic design to solids

  • Ring shanks

  • Constructing finished models

  • Halo Rings

  • Lettering

  • 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

  • 3D Printing

  • Jewelry making best practices for printing

Navigation

Understand and practice viewport  navigation in the Rhinoceros 3D cad program

Shanks

You will build multiple shanks by using different commands and techniques 

Basic Commands

Through different design exercises you will be introduced to the different elements and commands within the CAD environment

Settings

 Make settings for stones any size any shape and prepare the seat for the stones to be set  

Modeling

Complete exercises to practice and understand the basic design precision tools that the program offers 

Designs 

 Create entire complex custom designs starting with a given set of instructions and pictures  

Cad Tools

Learn to select the basic right tools for building jewelry models starting from the planning steps to the creation o idea

Advanced Designing

Learn to custom make pieces with multiple stones with seats and micropave settings. 

Create

 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. 

Printing Preparation

 After completing your model you will learn how to prepare it for printing from a design and structure 

Advanced techniques

High difficulty designs. This part of our program is considered a bonus for those students that have a greater computer experience 

 

Class Schedule:

Monday to Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM and Friday 9 AM to 12:30 PM

Available Dates:

October 3rd to 14th

Cad Design