On Monday, May 20th, I will be presenting a paper at the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology on the topic of how we can use CAD in our jewelry workshops to save time and money in repair and restoration, while making our work environments more safe, comfortable and productive. The video clip below is a tiny part of that upcoming presentation.
This short video demonstrates flowing cutters along a subcurve (created from an isocurve) to place cutters, prongs and gems in place on an eternity style ring.
Here's a cutter build technique that takes only seconds to create cutters in place from the interior surfaces of your bezel. Enjoy! Using Rhino 6
A brief demo in the Video below about support strategies for all Resin Printers.
An amazing feature new in Rhino 6 is called Snapshots. You can capture different views and easily animate the transitions between those views.
This very short video is from Level I training. In it I demonstrate how to generate a continuous linear dimension for project annotation...
During our last class a student came with a question...
She had gotten "stuck" on an assignment in building a canoe, part of the Rhino Level I Training program with which we are currently involved in this class. Dupe edges, join, fillet, and loft. It just wasn't working for her. This is the moment we figured it out!
Turns out the instructions had one small typo. One of the beauties of Rhino is that there are usually several ways of getting the same, or similar, results. And knowing in advance some of the concepts can really help to get through obstacles, whether those issues are created by confusing instruction, or user generated.
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“Gary Dawson is owner of Gary Dawson Designs, an online custom design operation that was once featured as a “Best of the Best” by Instore Magazine. Dawson has over 40 years experience in creating designs that capture the personalities and stories of his customers. He is a frequent contributor to MJSA Journal, a founding member of the Council of Custom Jewelers, and a designated “Mentor Jeweler”. He has delivered seminars and presentations at numerous events, including AGTA GemFair, Portland Jewelry Symposium, and the Santa Fe Symposium on Jewelry Manufacturing Technology.” ~Jewellery Business Magazine