3Design CAD for Beginners (Online)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Learn to model and render jewellery designs in 3D CAD with 3Design Atelier and gain confidence in producing objects that can be brought to life through 3D printing or jewellery casting.

BAJ’s innovative virtual classroom allows students to participate in hands-on, live tutoring sessions in small groups, meaning that you can benefit from personalised feedback in real time from our world-class teaching staff.

Led by Jack Meyer, a senior lecturer in CAD at BAJ, our 3Design CAD online course is ideal for current or aspiring jewellery designers who need to rework their fine CAD jewellery designs on a regular basis, and will teach them how to use 3Design’s powerful parametric modelling tools to quickly make dramatic changes to existing models.

GREAT REASONS TO BOOK

Learn to model and render jewellery designs in 3D CAD with 3Design Atelier and gain confidence in producing objects that can be brought to life through 3D printing or jewellery casting.

BAJ’s innovative virtual classroom allows students to participate in hands-on, live tutoring sessions in small groups, meaning that you can benefit from personalised feedback in real time from our world-class teaching staff.

Led by Jack Meyer, a senior lecturer in CAD at BAJ, our 3Design CAD online course is ideal for current or aspiring jewellery designers who need to rework their fine CAD jewellery designs on a regular basis, and will teach them how to use 3Design’s powerful parametric modelling tools to quickly make dramatic changes to existing models.

Course Content
Course Content

By the end of the course, you will be able to model and render jewellery designs in 3D CAD, and take advantage of 3DESIGN’s powerful and flexible Parametric History Tree to quickly and dramatically modify and rework existing models. You will also gain confidence in applying your existing knowledge of jewellery making tolerances to producing objects suitable for 3D printing and jewellery casting.

Part 1

  1. Interface walkthrough of menus and controls
  2. Working with Axes and Basic Planes (OXY, OXZ, OYZ)
  3. Building and deforming Primitive Solids
  4. Using the Parametric History Tree to Edit Objects
  5. Sketch Mode vs. Part Mode
  6. Working with Vector Lines
  7. Setting Materials
  8. Booleans
  9. Basic Ring Construction, including Sweeping Wizard
  10. Referencing and Copying objects from History Tree
  11. Tolerances for building perfect rings
  12. Stone setting tolerances
  13. Basic Rendering

Part 2

  1. Using the Curve Sweeping for multi-path sweeps
  2. Using Circular Duplication
  3. Using stone setting tools (Belts and Claws)
  4. Sweeping and revolving stone settings manually
  5. Using support planes for building and positioning objects
  6. Creating 3-Way Diagrams from Scanned Images
  7. Building a pinched tiffany shank

Part 3 (including Optionals)

  1. Using Jewelling to lay stones or other objects along a surface
  2. Using the Loft command
  3. Making chains and bails for necklaces
  4. Using the Advanced Pave tool
  5. Breaking your designs down into basic 3Design tools
  6. Making a hollow cuff bangle
  7. Adding inset text onto a bangle
  8. Managing multiple parts and components
Key Information
Key Information

Course dates: Monday 20th July to August 24th

Course duration: Six weeks, on Mondays from 10am to 1pm GMT (6 sessions of 3 hours each).

Number of hours: 18 hours

Start date: Mondays July 20th through August 24th 

Time: 10am – 1pm

Delivery: Online – This course is taught through Zoom video-conferencing.

Price: £650

Progression
Progression

On completion, learners can consider progression to BAJ’s Jewellery Fundamentals Diploma or our short courses in jewellery manufacturing.

PC and Software Requirements
PC and Software Requirements

This course is taught through Zoom video-conferencing.

You will need your own computer (PC or Mac) in order to run this course.

To determine the specifications required for your PC or Mac check here

A two-month trial Practice license of 3Design software is included. Students can opt to purchase a longer trial version of the software during or afterwards and can speak to our 3Design representative for more details.

Contact Us

Morley House,
26-30 Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2AT

+44 (0)20 7405 0197

info@baj.ac.uk

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