CAD for Jewelry: Easy Modeling with Shapr3D

Course Description

About this course

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at computer aided design (CAD), but didn’t know where to start or have been intimidated by all those Rhino commands?! In this class, we will be going over how to make a pendant and a ring using the Shapr3D software. If you have never used a CAD program before, Shapr3D is one of the most intuitive programs out there and is a great start to an ease-in into the world or computer aided design!

Come learn how to efficiently form, shape, and model your jewelry for 3D printing and metal casting. 

A basic knowledge of jewelry making will be needed to design jewelry pieces effectively.

Meet the Instructor

Steven Manchini

Stemming from southern NH, Steven taught himself how to make wire-wrapped jewelry in 2012, while attending undergraduate classes at his local college. The following year, he moved to Salem, MA to fulfill his BA in Biology and started making jewelry full-time as DNA Organic Designs. He graduated from SSU in 2017, and has been moving forward with learning more metalsmithing techniques. He looks forward to sharing his art with you, and to help you create unique, wire-wrapped jewelry.

With DNA Organic Designs, he has created several hundred one-of-a-kind pieces for clients all over the world. His specialties are working in silver and gold, creating pendants, rings, earrings, as well as bone centered desktop displays out of wire. More recently, he has began sheet metal fabrication, lost-wax casting, and engraving.

 

Materials & Tools 

To participate, students should download Shapr3D software to their iPad or computer and test (open) it prior to class to troubleshoot possible download or pre-existing errors ahead of time.

Shapr3D is a professional CAD software available on iPadOS, macOS, and now WindowsOS. Download it from the App Store or this link

There is a 14-day free trial for the Professional version. If you choose to purchase the software you can use code steven10 for 10% off the program.

Supported iPads:

 

With Pencil

With mouse/keyboard

iPad pro

All generations

All generations

iPad Air

2019 and later

2014 and later

iPad

2018 and later

2017 and later

iPad mini

2019 and later

2015 and later

 

Supported Macs:

 

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

2.0GHz dual-core

Intel Corei5

iMac or iMac Pro with a

3.4GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5

or

MacBook Pro with a

2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7

or

M1

RAM

8GB

16GB

GPU

Integrated GPU

Dedicated GPU with 4GB VRAM

macOS

macOS Big Sur (11.0) or later

Mouse

Standard mouse, Magic Mouse, or 3Dconnexion's SpaceMouse

 

Supported Windows:

 

Minimum

Recommended

CPU

7th generation Intel i5 or better on x64 OR Microsoft SQ1 or better on ARM

9th generation Intel i5 or better

RAM

8GB

16GB

GPU

DirectX11 compatible

Dedicated GPU with 4GB VRAM

OS

Window 10 2004 or newer

Screen

800 pixels of effective vertical resolution

Input devices

Mouse or Touch & Pen

Tuition

$225.00

Instructor

Steven Manchini

Dates

December 3 -17, 2021

Weekly on Friday

Time

10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Length

3 weeks

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
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