CAD Workshop Series: First Steps into CAD

08 Jan 2020 · 6:00PM - 8:00PM
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Are you keen to learn how to bring jewellery CAD into your design and manufacturing practice, but are not sure where to begin?

The Goldsmiths’ Centre, Simply Rhino and have partnered together to answer your questions about how jewellery CAD and 3D printing works in practice, followed by a short lesson in Rhino 3D designed to give you a chance to experience for yourself what it would be like to learn jewellery CAD.

Over the course of two hours, you will have the chance to learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques to begin your journey into computer-based 3D Design. While you will have the chance to discuss all major 2D and 3D CAD software (depending on your individual questions and needs), we will take advantage of Rhino 3D’s flexibility and scalability to discuss and teach you some fundamental principles of CAD as it applies to 3D printing for jewellery design and manufacturing.

Who is this course designed for?

This course is ideal for those interested in 3D Design, especially in the creative and manufacturing industries, and like using computers. Prior experience with design software or CAD, while helpful, is not necessary.

This is a beginner’s course. Intermediate students from other CAD software packages are welcome to attend, but no practical experience or understanding of CAD is required.

What do I need to bring with me?

Not tools are required. The CAD software, Rhino 3D, will be provided on available PCs.

“Computer-Aided Design Software (CAD) has profoundly changed the way jewellery is designed, manufactured, and sold. However, even now there are some common misconceptions as to how it fits into the jeweller’s working process. My job is to clear them up.”

Who is the tutor?

Jack Meyer has been providing jewellery CAD training in London's jewellery district Hatton Garden since 2006. Over 800+ students have passed through his classes over the years. His combined background in computer graphics programming as well as jewellery manufacturing is unusual among jewellery CAD instructors. He is also one of the few jewellery CAD instructors in the world who is certified to provide training in all major jewellery CAD software packages. When not writing or delivering courses, he runs a bespoke jewellery design business and moderates, where he uses his combined knowledge of all types of jewellery CAD to provide advisory to those keen on starting out in jewellery CAD.

Simply Rhino have supplied Rhino Software and all its Key Plug-Ins, provided support and expertly trained many Rhino3d using customers from all over the UK for more than 15 years.