A Sanctuary For Jewelry Designers

Jewelry Designing Software

On this page I am going to men­tion the most impor­tant and pop­u­lar  Com­puter Aided Design and Man­u­fac­tur­ing soft­ware that is being used to design and cre­ate  JEWELRY.  I will also pro­vide you with my per­sonal opin­ion on some of these software.

It’s very impres­sive to see How design­ing Jew­elry has changed in the past fif­teenth years.  Let’s begin  with the pio­neer JEWELCAD a soft­ware that rev­o­lu­tion­ized the way we design jew­elry; very much out­dated now (although still very big  in Asia)  com­pared to the new soft­ware that has invaded the mar­ket. Jew­el­cad is try­ing to update their soft­ware by bring­ing us a new ver­sion of Jew­el­cad called JEWELCAD PRO which is pretty decent but not yet up to the level of some of the new soft­ware out there.

Rhino, all I can say is “wow”.  Their team is always actu­al­iz­ing and invent­ing new plug-ins for this soft­ware which make it very or per­haps the most impor­tant CAD soft­ware in the world, from cre­at­ing to ren­der­ing, Rhino has it all.  I must men­tion to you MATRIX, to me the most sophis­ti­cated out there when it comes to cre­at­ing jew­elry, even the pro­por­tions are very real­is­tic, I must say that is not very easy to work with  in the begin­ning spe­cially  if you don’t have a rhino back­ground but once you get the hang of it and if you are very pas­sion­ate about design­ing you don’t want to let it go.

T-Splines, for­mer RHINO plu­gin recently acquired by AUTODESK  is the best pro­gram in the mar­ket if you want to cre­ate organic sur­faces.  It is equiped with spe­cific com­mands to build and manip­u­late sur­faces like no other pro­gram, you get full con­trol of what is in your mind and what is that you want to design.  If you are a Jew­elry Designer that loves to cre­ate organic jew­elry I highly rec­om­mend to try  this software.


ZBrush4, Well this is a whole dif­fer­ent ani­mal, my way to describe this soft­ware is PHOTOSHOP meets MATRIX.  Very com­plex yet very inter­est­ing.  This soft­ware would be great for  re-creating any type of sur­face that has to do with sculpting.

So far these are the only three soft­ware that I can com­ment on because I make my designs through them, well exept for Zbrush which I just tested it.   Although I am very intrigued by Monarch CAD, which I haven’t tried it yet but I am in the process of test­ing it.  I will keep you posted.  Now see for your­self and check the links and the infor­ma­tional videos on the world of CAD soft­ware below.


T-Splines: A new mod­el­ing sur­face for design

T-Splines are a pow­er­ful computer-aided design (CAD) sur­face with spe­cial prop­er­ties, which improves upon tra­di­tional CAD tech­nol­ogy while retain­ing compatibility.

T-Splines allows design­ers to

  • Add detail only where necessary
  • Cre­ate non-rectangular topology
  • Eas­ily edit com­plex freeform models
  • Main­tain NURBS compatibility

Since T-Splines is com­pat­i­ble with exist­ing mod­el­ing tech­nolo­gies, it inte­grates eas­ily with most pro­duc­tion pipelines.

Add detail only where necessary

T-Splines sur­faces can con­tain areas with dif­fer­ing lev­els of detail. Con­trol points may be added only where needed. A typ­i­cal T-Splines sur­face will have up to 50% fewer con­trol points than the iden­ti­cal equiv­a­lent set of NURBS surfaces.

T-Splines are sim­i­lar to NURBS, with the dif­fer­ence that you can have par­tial isoparms.

A main dif­fer­ence between T-Splines and NURBS is the exis­tence of T-points. A T-point is a ver­tex where on one side, there is an isoparm, and on the other side, there isn’t. This allows lines of detail to end ele­gantly. The sur­face is always smooth (C2) at a T-point. NURBS don’t allow T-points.

Cre­ate non-rectangular topology

Extru­sions, holes, and other unique fea­tures are easy to cre­ate in a T-Spline sur­face. This is a sec­ond dif­fer­ence between T-Splines and NURBS. NURBS require mul­ti­ple sur­faces, or a poly­surface, for such objects. T-Splines can acco­mo­date these fea­tures in a sin­gle sur­face, through using a spe­cial point called a star point.

T-Splines are like sub­di­vi­sion sur­faces in this respect, with the dif­fer­ence that you can insert geom­e­try with­out chang­ing the surface.

Eas­ily edit com­plex freeform models.

Because of T-points and star points, T-Splines sur­faces are easy to edit–simply grab a point any­where on the sur­face and move it. The sur­face will stay smooth and gaps will not be introduced.

Main­tain NURBS compatibility

If your down­stream appli­ca­tions require a dif­fer­ent file for­mat, T-Spline mod­els can be exactly con­verted to NURBS. T-Splines can also be exported as a mesh.


Gemvi­sion Matrix 7


Matrix Ver­sion 6.3 soft­ware for jew­elry arti­sans facil­i­tates the Computer-Aided Design of stun­ning jew­elry mod­els with tools unique to the indus­try in every sense of the word. Matrix is built on Rhi­noc­eros CAD soft­ware by McNeel and Asso­ciates in Seat­tle, WA: a sophis­ti­cated tool in itself that is used in many indus­tries – from CGI spe­cial effects in major motion pic­tures to boat build­ing, and from auto­mo­tive devel­op­ment to sneaker design! Gemvision’s devel­op­ment team has har­nessed the Rhino soft­ware engine so that ele­ments like gems, fin­ger sizes, com­mon set­ting types & design ele­ments, and even whole rings – signet rings,eternity rings, raised bands – are instantly built for you by the soft­ware. Matrix Ver­sion 6.3 also hasan intu­itive, easy-to-use inter­face. When you make design deci­sions in the soft­ware, Matrix direct Rhino to build the design you’ve indicated.

Pro­fes­sional CAD / CAM plug Rhi­noc­eros, designed specif­i­cally for three-dimensional mod­el­ing of jew­elry, sim­ply indis­pens­able for design­ers work­ing on the com­puter. The intu­itive inter­face allows you to quickly under­stand and fig­ure out how to run the pro­gram, which high­lights the design and mod­el­ing, are reduced to a set of man­age­ment postroite­ley. Postroiteli – this time to keep the menu sim­ple step by step with the admin­is­tra­tion, allow­ing the user to mod­ify all the para­me­ters of the ele­ments. Inter­faces pro­vide a change man­age­ment project in real time on screen in imme­di­ate response to user actions. Com­puter design is trans­formed into an inter­ac­tive mod­el­ing process, the chang­ing speed of the imag­i­na­tion of the designer. Pro­gram whose spe­cial­ist to cre­ate highly real­is­tic mod­els of jewelry.

Today you must find new and inno­v­a­tive ways to improve your busi­ness, like inte­grat­ing Matrix 3D Jew­elry Design Soft­ware from Gemvi­sion.
By har­ness­ing the power of 3D CAD (Com­puter Aided Design) and mak­ing it jeweler-friendly, Matrix lets you design vir­tual 3D jew­elry on-screen
while gen­er­at­ing a detailed color pre­view image that can be printed or emailed. Matrix then out­puts all file types com­pat­i­ble with any CAM
(Com­puter Aided Man­u­fac­tur­ing) device includ­ing Gemvision’s Revo540C Milling Sys­tem which gen­er­ates dimen­sion­ally accu­rate mod­els ready for cast­ing.
This total solu­tion is lead­ing the CAD/CAM rev­o­lu­tion. The ben­e­fits of inte­grat­ing Matrix soft­ware into your busi­ness include…

  • Cre­ate your own look with unique designs
  • Stand out from your competition
  • Cre­ate 100% dimen­sion­ally accu­rate jewelry
  • Allow your cus­tomer to SEE the piece before it exists
  • Increase cash flow by cre­at­ing vir­tual inventory
  • Increase profit mar­gins through unique designs
  • Take advan­tage of prof­itable niche markets

Rhi­noc­eros 4.0

The new tested ver­sion of the pow­er­ful CAD / CAM soft­ware for three-dimensional NURBS mod­el­ing, focused on the use of indus­trial design, archi­tec­ture, marine design, jew­elry design, auto­mo­tive design.

Closed Joint Stock Com­pany Robert McNeel & Asso­ciates (McNeel) was founded by Robert MakNilom in 1980, is head­quar­tered in Seat­tle. The first fif­teen years of its exis­tence, Robert McNeel & Asso­ciates in charge of devel­op­ing var­i­ous appli­ca­tions in Auto­CAD, but in the last decade focused on the issue of its own line of pop­u­lar prod­ucts for indus­trial design and visu­al­iza­tion, key among which is a Rhino 3D – a pack­age for inno­va­tion, but the cost of three-dimensional mod­el­ing, technology-based NURBS.

Rhino 3D (full name – Rhi­noc­eros) – devel­oped by Robert McNeel & Asso­ciates edi­tor of three-dimensional geom­e­try with a very rich func­tion­al­ity and at the same time afford­able and easy to learn. Pack­age is widely used for prob­lems of indus­trial design, con­cep­tual design in the auto and ship­build­ing, cre­at­ing jew­elry, rapid pro­to­typ­ing, and others.

Design Rhino began in 1992 on a plat­form of Auto­CAD. Later it was decided to cre­ate their own plat­form. Ini­tially, Rhi­noc­eros 3D is a free tool that gave the abil­ity to tune the exist­ing options and cre­ate oth­ers. Now get­ting ready for her 5-th ver­sion, but also cre­ated assem­bly for Mac­in­tosh OS X. Recog­ni­tion Pro­gram, is actively grow­ing and grow­ing stronger, as it con­tains a diverse set of devices for work­ing with objects of any com­plex­ity, equat­ing to a high-level soft­ware, dif­fer­ing only in the more afford­able pricing.

Soft­ware Archi­tec­ture Rhino – an open, appli­ca­tion devel­op­ers pro­vided advanced user inter­face pro­gram­ming in C / C + +, as well as the free library Open­NURBS to develop the means to exchange data with other sys­tems, pro­vid­ing open access to the files in the for­mat 3DM (main sys­tem Rhino).

Major improve­ments in Rhi­noc­eros 5.0 Work-in-Progress Release 2010-05-18:

  • Rhi­noc­eros 5.0 is much faster and more sta­ble than Rhi­noc­eros 4.0
  • Full sup­port for 32Bit and 64bit plat­forms run­ning Windows
  • Chang­ing the dis­play in real time is much faster than in Rhi­noc­eros 4.0
  • Set with Rhi­noc­eros 4.0, while com­pletely pre­vents you from return­ing to the ear­lier ver­sion and con­tinue work­ing in it.

64-bit Win­dows Sup­ported:
The 64-bit ver­sion of Rhino 5.0 can use as much sys­tem mem­ory as is avail­able from the oper­at­ing sys­tem. This allows you to open and edit mod­els that are much larger than you could edit in Rhino 4.0.

The 32– and 64-bit ver­sions of Rhino can be installed and run on the same com­puter at the same time.

Back­ward Com­pat­i­ble:
Rhino 4.0 Plug-ins will load and run in the 32-bit ver­sion of Rhino 5.0. Plug-ins will need to be recom­piled for the 64-bit ver­sion of Rhino by the plug-in devel­oper. Until they’re ready, you may need to run the 32– and 64-bit ver­sions of Rhino 5.0 side by side.

Rhino­Gold 3.0

Rhino­Gold 3.0 from TDM Solu­tions is the new plug-in for the Rhi­noc­eros NURBS mod­eler for Windows.RhinoGold makes it pos­si­ble for jew­elry design­ers and man­u­fac­tur­ers to fully mod­ify and man­u­fac­ture jew­elry pre­cisely and quickly, using a clear and intu­itive inter­face that both sim­pli­fies and cuts down on learn­ing time.

Rhino­Gold can run as a Rhino plug-in or with its own user inter­face and offers a large array of fea­tures to design even the most com­plex jew­els. It also includes a large data­base of gems to quickly and eas­ily add gems to the jewels.

Designed by jew­el­ers for jew­el­ers, Rhino­Gold offers such tools as Gem Stu­dio, Auto­matic and Dynamic Pave, the Head Stu­dio, the Bezel Stu­dio, the Gem Stu­dio, the Ring Wiz­ard, the Ring Scaler, the Chan­nel Stu­dio, Tools for cal­cu­lat­ing metal and gem weights, the CAM export Assis­tant, the STL Repair Assis­tant, and many more, all which have made Rhino­Gold one of the most pow­er­ful 3D jew­elry design solu­tions on the market.

Rhino­gold Advantage:

  • A soft­ware pro­gram spe­cific to jew­elry, Rhino­Gold has been designed by jew­el­ers for jew­el­ers, with an intu­itive inter­face that makes Rhino­Gold fast and easy.
  • Designed to be easy to learn with a quick learn­ing curve.
  • Easy and agile, the tools have a real-time pre­view function.
  • Pre­ci­sion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism in all stages of mod­el­ing, mak­ing the designs ready to use for manufacture.
  • A mul­ti­tude of advanced tools for experts in the field, intended to cover all the steps of pro­duc­tion from ini­tial design to man­u­fac­ture, includ­ing tools for pre­sent­ing designs and cre­at­ing catalogues.
  • Basic ren­der­ing and real-time ren­derer are included, com­pat­i­ble with other ren­der­ers such as Flamingo, Pen­guin, V-Ray, Brazil, and others.
  • An afford­able price and no main­te­nance fees.
  • The pos­si­bil­ity to attend a class­room or online




Rendering Software

KeyShot is the fastest and eas­i­est to use 3D ren­der­ing and ani­ma­tion soft­ware avail­able. In just a few steps you can cre­ate amaz­ing look­ing images from your 3D mod­els that can be used through­out the prod­uct devel­op­ment process to make design deci­sions and quickly cre­ate vari­a­tions of con­cepts for cus­tomer, man­u­fac­tur­ing or mar­ket­ing.

Firestorm CAD

Firestorm Cad Soft­ware comes with:

A Jew­elry mod­ule with Inter­na­tional fin­ger sizes, model mass weight.

Stone lay­out tools for pave’ on a sur­face and set­ting dia­monds along a line on sur­face for stone geom­e­try   Tools vs. Builders

Let your cus­tomer come in your store and design jew­elry by using Firestorm cad jew­elry design easy inter­face Touchscreen

Stones have tools asso­ci­ated that you can turn on or off when needed as part of the struc­ture of the pro­gram.  Wher­ever you place a stone on a sur­face you can quickly make bezels, prong lay­out, cut­ters for stone seats and for under­lay cut­ters for pierc­ing azures.
This is not like any builder that you have seen in many plug-ins; a builder has to be applied to your design as a process which, when it comes to alter­ing a saved design, they have lim­ited flex­i­bil­ity. A lot of times how you made the design lim­its what you can change. Some­times you are forced to delete that com­po­nent area or undo it and re-apply the builder to make the changes.
In FireStorm CAD you can move stones set in a chan­nel by mov­ing up with the chan­nels bot­tom sur­face with the stones until it is co-planar with the ring shank.  Turn on any stone tool to make know a bezel heads, prongs, and cut under gallery or seats for stones what­ever you need to hold the stones and change the design. All can be cus­tomized to the new style with while you work with a client.  It is that fast. In jew­elry you cre­ate a design and set stone. When work­ing with a client they always want you to move stones, chang­ing size, shape, add more, remove stone taper/ round this, move this a lit­tle, wide it here and tall or lower . Styling a design can be very time con­sum­ing and is very hard when you have line, sur­face and solids to worry about. In Firestorm CAD it is a solid that you are edit­ing so we are not as con­cern how it was made under the skin so to speak, we just want to directly model the style. It is com­pat­i­ble with Rhino file(surface mod­eler) and you can import many other file for­mats. All pro­grams have there strengths we have a prod­uct that inte­grates with them all. If you have CAD or brand new to it, this is the eas­i­est design­ing edit­ing and styling tool for jew­elry design that is on the mar­ket today.

Every day cus­tomers come in and want some changes made to some­thing in your show­case.  Until now, those sales required more time which ate into mar­gins.  With FireStorm you can go directly from sales floor to pro­duc­tion.  A New Day With FireStorm CAD’s ease of use, those days are gone.  This incred­i­ble soft­ware, com­bined with our team of  mas­ter model mak­ers, CAD Train­ers and CAD engi­neers com­bine to cre­ate the ulti­mate sales tools for higher-margin cus­tom work.  The soft­ware comes with a com­plete online video train­ing and a com­pre­hen­sive library of com­po­nents mod­els. The Power of Vir­tual Inven­tory With the model library, one ring becomes many.  And, with just some small mod­i­fi­ca­tions, you can have your own vir­tual inven­tory of designs that would cost in upwards of $50,000.00 if you were to pay a CAD designer to build. These com­po­nent designs can turned into thou­sands of designs for both remounts and even your own branded line. Now you don’t have to invest in build­ing a huge inven­tory of fin­ished goods and you don’t have to be a gold­smith or a model maker either.

Imag­ine Every Sales­per­son, Becomes A Designer

The abil­ity to cre­ate and edit designs using FireStorm CAD instantly turns all of your sales­peo­ple into 3D design­ers. The com­po­nents are scaled so you can pick the cor­rect ring shank size and assem­ble any stone com­bi­na­tions together with all stone set­tings (heads) cal­i­brated to the stone size. This helps to cre­ate bet­ter look­ing designs that are attrac­tive yet are durable and scaled cor­rectly to allow for pol­ish­ing and fin­ish­ing. This lets the sales asso­ciate build jew­elry by select­ing any jew­elry style from the library of com­po­nents with the cus­tomers inter­act­ing with FireStorm’s built in library. Photo Real­is­tic in Min­utes Some CAD pro­grams take hours to pro­duce a photo real­is­tic ver­sion of the design (called ‘ren­der­ing’) mak­ing them dif­fi­cult to use for sales pre­sen­ta­tions.  With FireStorm, ren­der­ing is so quick you can make changes to your design and quickly show them to the client with dif­fer­ent stones or even a dif­fer­ent metal color.

From Sales Floor Right to Manufacturing

Once a cus­tomer approves the design your fin­ish 3D design can be emailed or exported to any ser­vice bureau or com­pany that offers CAM (com­puter aided man­u­fac­tur­ing ) It exports as a STL file which any mill can read or 3D printer sup­ports. Your new design photo can be printed for pre­sen­ta­tion or can be add to any mar­ket­ing mate­r­ial, web­site and cat­a­log that you may want to cre­ate. Unlike exist­ing design pro­grams, the designs you cre­ate in FireStorm look real to the cus­tomer and that means you can spend less time in your design pre­sen­ta­tion and use FireStorm to close sales on the spot. No more wax approvals and multi-visits to make alter­ations. More impor­tantly, your clients become emo­tion­ally attached to the piece of jew­elry that they helped design with your sales team!


TechGems 4.2

TechGems 4.2 is a Pro­fes­sional Jew­elry Design Soft­ware which lets you cre­ate 3D mod­els of jew­elry and other lux­ury items eas­ily, pre­cisely and quickly. It is suit­able for both novice users as well as expe­ri­enced CAD design­ers and fea­tures the most com­pre­hen­sive range of jewelry-specific tools to help you through every stage of the design process. Whether you are mak­ing a sim­ple pen­dant or the most tech­ni­cally chal­leng­ing and spec­tac­u­lar of jew­els, TechGems 4.2 can help you cre­ate your vision faster and more effi­ciently. For a video-preview of just some of the many TechGems 4.2 tools avail­able please visit our Fea­tures pages.

Overview The fun­da­men­tal phi­los­o­phy of TechGems 4.2 is to enhance, opti­mize and inte­grate – into a sin­gle intu­itive work­space – the best and the lat­est tech­nolo­gies which have an appli­ca­tion for the design and the man­u­fac­tur­ing of jew­elry. TechGems 4.2 tools help with those tasks of the jew­elry mod­el­ing process which may be com­plex or repet­i­tive, while always pro­vid­ing the flex­i­bil­ity required for max­i­mum cre­ative free­dom. TechGems 4.2 facil­i­tates, speeds up and opens new fron­tiers in the art of cre­at­ing jewelry.

TechGems 4.2 adds to Rhi­noc­eros an exten­sive col­lec­tion of jewelry-specific tools divided into four main groups: Metal Tools, Gem Tools, Bonus Mod­el­ing Tools and tools related to ENLIGHTENED™ – Swarovski Ele­ments. As always, you also have at your dis­posal the com­plete range of clas­sic Rhino Tools, many of which are also found as a TechGems 4.2-Enhanced ver­sion which boosts and opti­mises their appli­ca­tion in jewelry.

If you select the option to install TechGems 4.2 with the TechGems 4.2 Inter­face (instead of as a Plug-in) then you will find all tools re-arranged accord­ing to how often they are used in the jew­elry cre­ation process and with the option to access all sub tool­bars much more com­fort­ably, with­out the need for so many mouse clicks. This inter­face option is also suited to design­ers who are used to the clas­sic Rhino inter­face, who will find it very familiar.

Read below to find out more about each group of TechGems 4.2 tools and how they can assist you in mod­el­ing your best jew­elry.
TechGems 4.2 Metal Tools The TechGems 4.2 Metal Tools group fea­tures tools which mainly focus on those aspects of the mod­el­ing and cre­ation process related to mak­ing metal parts or com­plete items of jewelry.

TechGems 4.2 Gem Tools The TechGems 4.2 Gem Tools group com­prises tools which are mainly used when work­ing with a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent gem cuts or dur­ing those stages of the mod­el­ing process when we are required to pre­pare an item of jew­elry for the set­ting of gems.

ENLIGHTENED™ – Swarovski Ele­ments Tools This group con­tains tools relat­ing to ENLIGHTENED™ – Swarovski Ele­ments, the new prod­uct brand for Swarovski’s Gen­uine Gem­stones & Cre­ated Stones. TechGems 4.2 has been the first and is to date the only jew­elry design soft­ware to incor­po­rate this library of precision-cut gemstones.

TechGems 4.2 Bonus Mod­el­ing Tools The TechGems 4.2 Bonus Mod­el­ing Tools group fea­tures a range of sim­ple tools that are a mod­i­fied ver­sion of some clas­sic Rhino tools, enhanced to boost their per­for­mance and opti­mise their use for the cre­ation of jew­elry. For exam­ple, imag­ine you have done a pavè with 100 or more micro-prongs which you now want to make taller by scal­ing them per­pen­dic­u­larly to the sur­face: this oper­a­tion would be very slow in Rhi­noc­eros but can be car­ried out in sec­onds with TechGems 4.2. Like­wise, the rest of the tools in this group will open up a world of eas­ier and faster jew­elry modeling.

Clas­sic Rhino Tools TechGems 4.2 is built around Rhi­noc­eros, a 3D Mod­el­ing Soft­ware known all around the world for its flex­i­bil­ity, pre­ci­sion, ease of use and afford­able price.While TechGems 4.2 adds many trade-specific tools which are essen­tial for mod­el­ing high qual­ity jew­elry, Rhino also has many tools which are just per­fect for the design process. When you use TechGems 4.2 you also have at your dis­posal all the clas­sic Rhino tools. We rec­om­mend that you install the TechGems 4.2 Inter­face to find the clas­sic Rhino Tools re-arranged accord­ing to how often they are used in jew­elry. In addi­tion, the TechGems 4.2 Inter­face allows you to access all Sub Tool­bars with­out the need for any clicks, mak­ing the mod­el­ing process faster and even more productive.TechGems 4.2 is com­mit­ted to shar­ing with you infor­ma­tion of how to best use the clas­sic Rhino tools for the cre­ation of jew­elry and how to use them in con­junc­tion with the many TechGems 4.2 tools to achieve the high­est results possible.


ZBrush in the Jew­elry Industry:

In recent years, Jew­elry design­ers who have exper­i­mented with CAD and NURBS based soft­ware pro­grams have found them­selves feel­ing lim­ited in what they can accom­plish with their designs. With ZBrush, craft­ing a ring feels just like sculpt­ing in wax in a way that recalls the meth­ods of tra­di­tional jew­elry design­ers. But with ZBrush the tra­di­tional approach in enhanced with tools that enable lim­it­less explo­ration, vari­a­tion, and experimentation.

Jew­elry is an art form, and should not feel like a tech­ni­cal exer­cise. ZBrush lets you feel the vir­tual wax at your fin­ger­tips. The free­dom to design what­ever you can imag­ine is right there on the ZBrush can­vas. Com­bine the speed and flex­i­bil­ity of using a com­puter with the nat­ural and artis­tic touch of sculpt­ing with ZBrush.

ZBrush in the Pro­duc­tion Pipeline:

Accu­racy is main­tained in the design pipeline with the abil­ity to import basic forms and tem­plates into ZBrush. NURBS mod­els cre­ated in other soft­ware pack­ages can be tri­an­gu­lated and con­verted to a sculpt­able mesh. Using the many sculpt­ing tools within the ZBrush tool­box a blank can be crafted into a gor­geous work of art within an amaz­ingly short amount of time. Cus­tomiza­tion is easy and fast, a request from a client can be eas­ily tested and pre­sented with as many vari­a­tions as needed before any print­ing is done.

ZBrush allows you to test your designs instantly by repli­cat­ing real­is­tic mate­ri­als and nat­ural light­ing. Using the Mate­r­ial Cap­ture tools (Mat­Cap) you can sam­ple sur­face qual­i­ties from pho­tographs and ren­der real­is­tic images of your prod­ucts while you con­tinue to design.

ZBrush enables you to take a design from con­cept to com­ple­tion in a sin­gle day. The base model you start with in the morn­ing can be sculpted and pre­pared for 3D print­ing by the end of the day. Using the Dec­i­ma­tion Mas­ter plug-in, dense mod­els can be con­verted to a print­able mesh with­out los­ing detail. The free 3D Print Exporter will then enable you to choose your print­ing for­mat and send it to your favorite 3D print­ing ven­dor for rapid pro­to­typ­ing. No other 3D soft­ware offers such speed and flexibility!


Jew­el­CAD is a 3D free-form sur­face based solid mod­eler. It pro­vides pow­er­ful free-form mod­el­ing tools that allow free­dom in cre­at­ing artis­tic and styl­ish designs. These tools are flex­i­ble and intu­itive and they can be eas­ily learned and used.
Prod­uct Infor­ma­tion:
Non-engineering approach for easy learn­ing and fast operation

Only basic knowl­edge in com­put­ers will be suf­fi­cient to mas­ter the soft­ware in sev­eral weeks.
Abun­dant movie-like demon­stra­tions for learn­ing var­i­ous skills and tech­niques in build­ing mod­els.
Very sim­ple graphic user inter­face and intu­itive functions.

The most pop­u­lar CAD/CAM soft­ware for the Jew­elry indus­try world

Books of Jew­elry designs with photo qual­ity images gen­er­ated by Jew­el­CAD are being pub­lished and distributed.

Pow­er­ful mod­el­ing func­tions for com­pli­cated designs

  • Flex­i­ble and advanced mod­el­ing func­tions to cre­ate and mod­ify curves and surfaces
  • Spe­cial func­tions for design­ing neck­laces, twist­ing sur­faces and stone settings
  • Sim­ple and easy func­tion for free-form sur­face cut­ting and subtracting

Built-in design com­po­nents library for expe­dit­ing design process

  • Stones and Mount­ings libraries
  • Basic parts and com­po­nents libraries
  • Scal­a­bil­ity for user library
  • Abil­ity to gen­er­ate new designs by extract­ing parts or com­po­nents from fin­ished designs.

Sin­gle inte­grated solu­tion for Design, Photo-realistic ren­der­ing, CNC machin­ing and Rapid Pro­to­typ­ing out­put for man­u­fac­tur­ing

  • Allow 3-Dimensional view­ing and manip­u­la­tion of models
  • Fast and easy to out­put high qual­ity photo-realistic color images
  • Cal­cu­late the weight and count the num­ber of stones of a design piece
  • Out­put stan­dard GM-code, Roland MDX code and slic­ing STL data for CNC 3-axis and rotary axis machining

Jew­el­CAD PRO

Jew­el­CAD Pro is the next gen­er­a­tion jew­elry design soft­ware of Jew­el­CAD. It has a com­plete new pro­gram core to allow for fast and effi­cient fea­tures exten­sion and fur­ther devel­op­ment. Jew­el­CAD Pro has more attrac­tive and pow­er­ful func­tions for mod­el­ing and jew­elry auto-setting. We are now work­ing closer with our users to develop more new func­tions for indus­try cus­tomiza­tion. Cur­rent users are wel­come to join the Jew­el­CAD Pro tech­ni­cal forum in our web site to give us valu­able sug­ges­tions for our fur­ther soft­ware devel­op­ment.
Jew­el­CAD Pro can import cur­rent Jew­el­CAD data files. It allows per­fect STL and SLC data out­put for most. Rapid Pro­to­typ­ing machines. The generic STL data out­put can also be exported to other CAD/CAM soft­ware for fur­ther pro­cess­ing and CNC machin­ing.
Jew­el­CAD Pro still main­tains the sim­ple user inter­face and sim­i­lar way of work­ing in Jew­el­CAD so that cur­rent users can oper­ate it with­out much dif­fi­culty. More and more com­pre­hen­sive video tuto­ri­als will help users to learn all the new func­tions.
Jew­el­CAD is the most pop­u­lar CAD soft­ware for jew­ellery man­u­fac­tur­ers in Asia. Our strong devel­op­ment team will make Jew­el­CAD Pro to be the best CAD soft­ware for jew­elry indus­try.
User Inter­face :

  • More flex­i­ble and more cus­tomiza­tion fea­tures for users and will sup­port multi-platform in future upgrade
  • Sim­ple design, easy to under­stand, quick for learning
  • Struc­ture list is added allow­ing more effec­tive con­trol and oper­a­tion dur­ing com­pli­cated modeling.
  • Real-time view­ing rota­tion is allowed with smooth shad­ing and even for full tex­ture rendering

Other new features :

  • Move, size and rotate with bound­ing box on objects.’
  • Gen­er­ate isoperi­met­ri­cal curves on sur­face and can be con­verted to sim­ple curves for mod­el­ing and stones setting.
  • Gen­er­ate array of stones along curve or sur­face with dif­fer­ent stone size and separation.

Cre­ate curves on surface.

  • Eas­ier and more effec­tive manip­u­la­tion of con­trol points on surface,also allow­ing addi­tion of local con­trol points.
  • Free set­ting of frames on sur­face by mouse, then assign­ing stone,setting or object to frames.
  • Gen­er­ate mate­r­ial list includ­ing metal weight, stone size, sur­face area, ring size.
  • Import and Export OBJ file.
  • Curves Boolean operation.


Monarch® CAD

A Work­bench As Big As Your Imagination

3D jew­elry CAD design opens up lim­it­less pos­si­bil­i­ties – espe­cially when you are using Monarch. Sim­ply put, Monarch is the fastest and most advanced jew­elry CAD soft­ware on the mar­ket today.
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