Course

CAD | Design Tips of the Trade

All tutors work are professional jewellers who specialise in using CAD/CAM to produce their work.

 

Course Description

CAD Design for Jewellery

Tips of the Trade

This Tips of the Trade course has been designed to provide essential one-to-one tuition for ensuring your designs are effective, efficient, robust and suitable for rapid reproduction of any commercial  jewellery related product.

 

You may tailor the course to suit your needs and cover areas such as:

  • Effective design methodology

  • Placement of sprues

  • Where to add strength

  • Where to reduce material to reduce costs

  • Technical guidance in other areas

When designing with CAD understanding the process of additive manufacturing and casting is important  - with implications for the quality of the final model produced at the forefront.

This course is suitable for those who have already have some basic design knowledge of the software of interest who need to improve the quality of their design output.

For your course select your CAD jewellery software from the list below as per each tutor's own area of expertise as advised in the Tutor table below.

  • Rhino & Rhino Gold

  • Matrix

  • Sculptris Alpha

  • ZBrush

  • Formlabs

  • 3D Coat

  • Magics

  • B9Creator

  • Netfab

  • Contour

  • Solidworks

  •  Jewelcad

  • Artcam

THIS COURSE IS AVAILABLE AS ONLINE
 INTERACTIVE ONE-TO-ONE TUITION 

ONLINE

HOW ONLINE TEACHING WORKS

The online CAD course works through free software called TeamViewer.

This allows you to see the tutor’s computer screen and allows the tutor to see your computer screen.

 

Through this system you’ll be able to hear the tutor and ask questions, throughout.

Students will need to download software onto their computer to allow the teaching to proceed.

See below for further information

Minimum Student requirement

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Tutor Options

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

Central London & ONLINE

Seb P

For Software: Rhino, Matrix, Sculptris Alpha, ZBrush, Formlabs

 

Course Fee: Upon request

Birmingham's Historic Jewellery Quarter & ONLINE

Jack R

For Software: Rhino, Matrix, Rhino Gold, 3D Coat, Magics, B9Creator, Netfab & Contour

 

Course Fee: Upon request

Surrey

Stephen B

For Software: Rhino & Matrix

Course Fee available upon request 

Birmingham's Historic Jewellery Quarter

Mark W

For Software: Solidworks, Rhino, Jewelcad, Artcam

Course Fee Upon request 

ONLINE TUITION ONLY

Joan C

For Software: Matrix & Rhino

Course Fee: Available upon request 

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.

 

All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

Start time are generally 10am GMT London Time but this can be adjusted slightly to suit.

About Tuition

Face-to-face Courses

You will being using the tutors laptop complete with software for this course.

Online Courses

Tuition is interactive and fully guided by the tutor.

You will need to download the appropriate software onto your Computer or Laptop, see student guidelines below.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.

 

In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.

Payment

Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

How to Book
1. Choose a your date

 Decide approximately when you might like your first course session to take place. (Subject to tutor availability)

 

2. Make a Course Enquiry

Advise your details on the form provided.

 

Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students.

Instalments

Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.

 

Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £75*  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.

 

  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 

 

  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £75 applies to a standard one day course.

ONLINE TUITION OPTION ONLY | STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

You must have ALL of these requirements to proceed with this course ONLINE

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course has been designed to benefit those who are already making Jewellery, however anyone can undertake this course its content is an introduction to the subject of Design using CAD Rhino

1.  To allow the tutor to teach you interactively, you will need to download software onto your computer. Our tutors use a variety of software to teach depending on your chosen course,  therefore you may be asked to download software from www.mikogo.com or www.teamviewer.com or join www.Zoom.us

SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: If you have any  issues with the required software downloads, your tutor will advise and guide you accordingly in advance of your teaching session.   

 

2. You will need WhatsApp, Skype (or similar) for audio communication to ensure uninterrupted interactive tuition in real-time. 

 

3. You’ll need to download the free 90 day trial version on CAD Rhino onto your computer. https://www.rhino3d.com/download/rhino/5/latest    

4. International students  – Please ensure your local time is compatible for learning with a tutor based in the UK. The tuition sessions may fall at any time between 10am and 6.30pm (UK GMT) to suit, subject to tutor availability.

5. International students  – The course tuition is in English as standard. Spanish Tuition is available from Tutor Joan C (Tutor listing)

Question?

If you haven't found the information you are looking for or you want to ask a question about a course please make an enquiry.

 

Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640

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An informal  Consultancy is available for Jewellery Designer Makers in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

Please email  Dawn Meaden-Johnson for information.

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