CAD Design for Jewellery - Tips of the Trade

1-Day Course

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


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

Course Description
Course Fee and Course Date

More information

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


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

Vat is not applicable

About the course fee
What is the course fee?

For this course you'll need to request the course fee and advise what you would specifically like to learn.

We will then provide a no obligation quote for one-to-one tuition.

What is the course date?

The course date is for you to decide, subject to tutor availability.


Simply enquire about a couple of preferred course date options and I will check the tutor availability for you.

About Materials

No materials are required for this course .

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

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

Central London

Seb P

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


Course Fee: Upon request

Birmingham's Historic Jewellery Quarter

Jack R

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


Course Fee: Upon request

Birmingham's Historic Jewellery Quarter

Mark W

For Software: Solidworks, Rhino, Jewelcad, Artcam

Course Fee Upon request 

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Additional information

Only expert tutors



Your tutor will only be an established highly skilled Goldsmith or Jewellery Industry professional.


Practical courses are taught in the workshop of your tutor. This will give you the added benefit of seeing first-hand how they carry-out their own professional trade practise.


  • See how their workshop is set up.


  • See which tools they find invaluable.


  • Find out some of their trade secrets.

Practical Matters


Workshop Hours


Flexible to suit, usually 9.30am to 4.30pm


Lunch is not provided so you'll need to bring a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirments.


Do you have a question?

Please make a general enquiry, email me or request a Course Information sheet. 

The focus is on you

Course content


Courses are individually tailored to suit your skill level and requirements wherever technically possible and feasible in the time allowed on the day of your course, as determined by the tutor.


When making a course enquiry please provide as much information as you can about what you want to acheive on your course.


All your information will better prepare the tutor so that you can obtain the best possible course experience.


Choose your date

 Decide when you might like your course to take place then "Make a Course Enquiry" and advise your details on the form provided.


Booking Information


Payment terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by PayPal or BACS invoicing.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £65 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 another date if you wish. 


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


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

How to Book



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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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