TO: Joel Kahn, INTERNET:email@example.com
Re: Re: Computer Design/Drafting/Graphics
On 9/20, you said:
"Since I began tinkering with CAD for jewelry, I’ve looked out on the Net
for libraries of jewelry-related 3D object files which I could import
into my own work. So far, I haven’t found any. Three questions:
Does anyone know the URLs of any such collections?
Would anyone like to participate in creating some?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the items in the Stuller catalog were
available like this?
Keep in mind that I’m talking about objects which are specifically
jewelry, or pieces thereof: mountings, pendants, &c.
DXF format would be nice; not only is it importible by ProtoCAD–which I’m
using–and by AutoCAD, but it is also pure ASCII, which should give it the
maximum flexibility for the largest number of users.
Any further thoughts & info along these lines would be welcome.
Joel Kahn firstname.lastname@example.org"
I agree, it would be nice if there were files of cad importable jewelry designs
on the Internet.
It seems to me though, that one of the most difficult things for most folks is
coming up with the design (1% inspiration 99% prespiration). I don’t know if
I’d sweat over a design, enter it in cad & then turn it out to the world for
free. At least if someone wants to copy a design the designer should be able to
sell the plagerizer 1 of the originals. I’m sure most mfgrs wouldn’t like to see
their designs on the net; they’d probably like to see evryone else’s though.
Maybe we could take some public domain or unprotected stuff & enter it via cad
as part of the cad learning process. That way we could concentrate on learning
how our cad program operates without having to worry about the design as well.
This could, in time provide a library of assorted designs to use as a starting
point for other designs.
OK folks, you’ve heard mine, now let’s hear your 2 cents worth.
Dave Arens G.G.