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CAD DESIGN | FOUNDATION COURSE 

Designing Jewellery with CAD Rhino

- Tuition from an experienced CAD Jewellery Designer 

- Online Convenient Learning 

- Total of 24 Hours of part-time, one-to-one interactive tuition

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Course dates to suit
Subject to tutor availability
- 24 Hours of Interactive tuition over 4 weeks (Flexible to suit)
- And skill practise motivation through homework tasks set throughout

INTRODUCTION | Why Learn CAD Design

This CAD Design Foundation course of step-by-step tutor instruction, has been specially designed to introduce Jewellery Makers to the design methods required for Jewellery Manufacturing. The design file created can be used to create models for casting as part of the repeatable (3D printing) manufacturing process. The flexibility of CAD (Computer Aided Design) allows the designer to:

  • Create new designs

  • Easily fine-tune or modify existing designs

  • Easily repeat the manufacturing of existing designs

All these factors area absolutely critical options in the fast moving trend driven world of Jewellery Retail. 

COURSE DURATION | For Confidence & Competence

We recommend that per week you undertake 2x 3 hours tuition sessions and 2 hours of your own CAD design practise. Overall this Foundation Course equates to 32 Hours of student CAD design practise.

In order for students to become confident and competent in their CAD design practise they usually require at least 30* hours of design practise. (*depending on how easily a student grasps the design methodology) and our Foundation Course comprises of interactive tuition sessions, with accompanying set homework design projects so that any design issues arising in practise can be addressed in tuition time.

COURSE AGENDA | Summary

On the course with step-by-step guided tuition you'll get a feel for how designing on a computer works by seeing tutor demonstrations then by trying out a variety of jewellery design tools yourself. Importantly the tutor will explain how the design file is used in to create a piece of jewellery fit for purpose.

The Tutor | 

The tutor is a very experienced CAD Designer and Jeweller who has assisted many students learn how to use CAD Rhino successfully for Jewellery Design.

 

Throughout the course you will gain an understanding about;

  • The flexibility of cad for exploring design ideas and concepts.

  • Learn how designs are realised through the creation of repetitive and geometric shapes to produce jewellery via STL design files.

  • Learn the the important design techniques essential for success in the manufacturing processes of 3D Printing & Casting.

 

HOW ONLINE TEACHING WORKS

The online CAD course works through free software that  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.

See below for further information

Minimum Student requirement

COURSE CONTENT | Overview

Each week, 6 Hours of tuition and 2 Hours of student practise.

  • Getting started using CAD Design tools in 2D and 3D

  • Lines, Curves and Layering

  • ​​Modelling: Scale, moving and joining components

  • ​​Designing Settings for Gemstones & Adding Gemstones

  • ​​​​Critical design elements & limitations for successful manufacturing outcomes 

  • Finalising & exporting – Making designs ready for the 3D Printing & Casting process

COURSE | Outcome

At the end of your Foundation course you will have learned how CAD design tools can be used to create successful STL design files for Jewellery Manufacturing. The understanding you will have gained during the course will enable you to experiment with the CAD design tools in future and explore the potential and possibilities for your own designs after the course.

 

COURSE | CPD Certificate

On your Foundation Course completion we provide a PDF Course Certificate to record your professional development. Your certificate includes information about your tutor’s expertise, which is important for proving the quality of your tuition and learning experience.

COURSE | Tailored Content

Our course is tailored to suit students and to be and interactive therefore the content items listed below in the weekly course sessions below may flow between weeks one to four to adapt to individual students learning requirements.

Content may also be adjusted relative to a students' design preferences if possible and beneficial to the overall learning outcome, as determined by the tutor.

  • Skill Level Assessment

  • Design Tools Introduction

  • 2D Design/Drawing

  • 3D constructing simple shapes

  • 3D Basic Jewellery Design/Modelling

  • Discussing important design aspects & tolerances for mass production

  • Task set for homework practice

On your first session during a series of simple design exercises the tutor with review your skill level and aptitude for computer design, this will enable the course pace to be tailored to suit you.

 

Then with tutor guidance you will use some the design tools to create some simple 2D drawings.

 

Session Aim

The emphasis of this first session is for you to gain an understanding of the design process by focusing first on the creation of 2D drawings and their transition into of 3D drawing, shapes and designs.

WEEK 1 | 2 x 3 hours of tuition + 2 Hours of Student practise 

WEEK 2 | 2 x 3 hours of Tuition + 2 Hours of Student practise

  • Your design process overview

  •  Practise issues arising

  • 3D Basic Jewellery Design / Modelling Rings

  • Considering smooth & flow between components

  • Continuing discussing important design aspects & tolerances for mass production

  • Task set for homework practice

Beginning with a review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising. Moving onto the use of the tools in the software design surface menu to create several designs to learn, such as; How to size, how to scale, how to transform solids and making changes.

Throughout this final session the tutor will review your use of the commands and tools you have learnt so far, commenting on ways to make the work flow smoother.

During your course practise  the tutor as he explains in more detail about the design aspects required for making Jewellery both fit for purpose and successful for the manufacturing process.

Session Aim

Improving confidence with design tools and interface use by creating several 3D Designs.

 

WEEK 3 |2 x 3 hours of Tuition + 2 Hours of Student practise

  • Your design process overview / Practise issues arising

  • Creating claw settings (You may ask to include bezel style)

  • Adding a gemstone

  • 3D More complex Jewellery Design / Modelling other Jewellery types

  • Task set for homework practice

Beginning with a review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising.

 

Practising design modelling skills by creating a simple setting for a gemstone to your design and adding gemstones to a design. 

Throughout your design practise, continuing tutor explanations about the important design aspects required for making Jewellery both fit for purpose and successful for the manufacturing process.

Session Aim

Practise the techniques learned to Improve confidence with design tools by creating several 3D Designs. Add gemstones to the shapes learned. 

Make a Course Enquiry

Advise your details on the form provided. At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book.

You will receive full details to help you decide if you would like to book the course.

 

 WEEK 4 |2 x 3 hours of Tuition + 2 Hours of Student practise

  • Your design process final overview

  • Design issues arising

  • 3D Enhanced Jewellery Design / Modelling other Jewellery types

  • Checking & finalising and how to Exporting the STL Design file.

Beginning with a short review of homework practise set and addressing with practise any issues arising.

 

The majority of the course session time will concentrate on you creating one of your own designs.

Throughout the final session  the tutor will challenge you to find ways to accomplish your design by using the commands and tools you have learnt so far.

 

Finally, the tutor will provide you with a checklist to remind you of all the critical factors that are important to remember when starting your design/modelling processes. These are important because accuracy at the beginning of the design process will avoid frustrations and time when your model is near completion.

Session Aim

Practise and overview of the design techniques learnt.

All images are credited to the CAD tutor Jack R.

Tutor Options

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience
ONLINE
&
Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Jack R

Course Fee: £1385 GBP | 24 Hours of Tuition

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  • International Students| An IBAN international banking transaction fee may be applicable. Please ask for details.

  • Instalments: Students may pay in instalments prior to the course start date. Please ask for details.

  • Vat/Tax not applicable

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

Interested?

Make a Course Enquiry

Advise your details on the form provided. At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book.

You will receive full details to help you decide if you would like to book the course.

 

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 £250  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 any of your course sessions for another date if you wish. 

 

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

 

STUDENT MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

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

1. For online tuition you will now need to download Mikogo online meeting software onto your computer. https://www.mikogo.com/download/

2. You’ll need to WhatsApp audio (or similar) to verbally  communicate to ensure uninterrupted interactive tuition in real-time.

3. You’ll need to be able to download the free trial version of CAD Rhino onto your computer which is available here  https://www.rhino3d.com/download

4. The course is arranged to start at a mutually convenient time usually starting at 10am London GMT time :  3 hour course  start time can be more flexible.

If you have any  issues with the downloads Jack will assist you, prior to the course

5. 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.

6. International students  – The course tuition is in English only.

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 #44 (0) 7703 287640

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Please email  Dawn Meaden-Johnson for information.

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