Having a Cad-operator who knows exactly what the setter needs, it's
like having a "happy marriage". Anyone can have a great pattern, but
if the Cad person is lacking the basics in setting skills. The whole
project can come to a screeching halt!
This exactly what happened to me about 2 1/2 years ago, my local Cad
person didn't have the basics in settings. I had to literally sit by
her and rummage through her design menu's day in and day out
correcting her patterns because of her lack of skills. frustating. I
nearly gave up all hope of getting this major project even
completed. Not too mention her fees were sky high!
I heard of a fellow in India who came to my rescue. In just two days
he formed a pattern as he had a great understanding of what was
needed. the height and width of the mini-claws, spacing in between
each set of 4-claws. lets not forget the size of stones warranted.
BTW, he is "Graduate Mechanical Engineer",he has numerous
Canadian-US accounts, you want his name?
I tried 4 other so-called cad-mavens, and none of them even came
close to what is now being created. He emails me the "stl" computer
file to my office, I forward this file to my local wax-carver, then
give it to my caster. well you all know the rest of the process.:>)
Here is the initial prototype, not to be sold, but only to eliminate
any future setting problems! This is the very first time these
pictures have been seen. anywhere!