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Design sketches by graphics software


#1

I am a small business owner who is looking to gain more info about
how to design my sketches via graphics software, and how to source a
manufacturer to produce my designs.


#2

Jade,

You can import an Adobe Illustrator (graphic software) file into
Rhino 3-D software. Then you can use the Adobe image it to create a 3
dimensional design in Rhino. You could also just scan your 2-D
free-hand drawing and paste that as a bitmap into a Rhino grid and
create a 3-D design from that.

The Rhino file can then be sent via email to a rapid prototyping
service. A rapid prototyping service will need to take your Rhino
file and import it into another software to either mill the design
through a reduction process by a CnC mill or to built up the design
through deposition modeler such as the Solidscape’s Patternmaster.

Check with your local University or Community college for classes in
3-D design or Rapid prototyping, they are often offered through
Industrial Design Departments or through continuing education
programs. The teachers at the programs should also be able to hook
you up with local service providers. You can also check on the web for
computer aided design / computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
jewelry services. Hope this helps.

Nanz Aalund
Associate Editor / Art Jewelry magazine
21027 Crossroads Circle / Waukesha WI 53187-1612
262.796.8776 ext.228


#3

Nanz Wow,

This is excellent excellent advice and I thank you thank you thank
you thank you SO much for sending me this.

Sorry for the delay in my response but I work a whole lot and am new
to this forum and am just having the time to sort through some of my
mail.

Thanks so much again. I am going to be checking for classes soon.

Jade


#4

B"H

I used the techniques I learned at Fashion Institute in the 70s (oy,
am I dating myself??) to develop a method for rendering my design
ideas (with paint and paper it took me a couple of days to render a
design – with power point, it takes me about a 1/2 hour).

If you find out how to get your designs executed, I hope you let me
know :wink: – I’m trying several routes, but so far none has panned
out…

Debbie


#5
...... develop a method for rendering my design ideas (with paint
and paper it took me a couple of days to render a design -- with
power point, it takes me about a 1/2 hour). 

Debbie, could you elaborate how you use power point for rendering?
What program do you use, and is it a cad program?

Thanks,
Jan
www.designjewel.com