CAD Rhinoceros for Jewelry Design

Rhinoceros; the world’s most used software application for designing three-dimensional pieces of jewelry, has now been part of SOA’s course program for 5 years. Rhinoceros was originally created to design home furnishings, but a special version has been developed for jewelry design. This software makes it possible to design jewelry on a PC/Mac connected to a rapid prototyping machine creating three-dimensional models in resin or wax ready to use for lost wax casting or mold making. We decided to create a course that is as complete as possible while still allowing the less experienced computer users to participate and learn how to use this 3D design program. As in our other courses, we start with easy basic designs and successively create more complex ones.

Only 5 students/course


Description of the interface, instruction on features and techniques of the software. This course aims to provide students with the necessary skills to create sophisticated digital models. Exercises using different features and commands of the software to create digital 2D designs and successively more complex 3D designs. Designs will include different types of settings, simple rings, trilogy and solitaire settings, earrings of various kinds, channel and tension settings, followed by more complex bracelets with pave’ setting, gallery and hinges. Simulations of real contacts between company and designer will also be included.


A deposit of € 200 is required to reserve a space, not refundable in case of cancellation


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