CAD stands for Computer Aid Design. This acronym is given to several software programs. I am specifically referring to 3-D modeling programs, such as Rhinoceros 5 and Matrix 8.0. I prefer to use Matrix 8.0. While Rhinoceros 5 is becoming the software standard for the industry, Matrix 8.0 allows for easy customization as it is a jewelry centered design program.
I mainly reserve using CAD for the Custom and Bridal Work. While not all custom pieces are created using Matrix, I enjoy using it for complex designs. By using the computer, I am able to test out a variety of options. For example, I have the chance to show a client different metal options, if they aren’t sure of which they want to choose.
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