[Introducing] ArtCAM JewelSmith 2010

ArtCAM JewelSmith 2010 - The new face of jewellery design!

International provider of Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing
(CADCAM) software, Delcam Plc has received glowing reviews for its
latest software to the jewellery industry, ArtCAM JewelSmith 2010

The software allows jewellers or pewter-, silver- and goldsmiths, to
create highly crafted personalised or custom pieces or new complete
lines with ease. Jewellery can be created directly in the ArtCAM
software or if master model makers prefer they can first: draw their
designs, hand sculpt a 3D model or create the piece in a familiar
CAD package. Their work can then be simply scanned or imported
directly into the software.

The designer can begin adding height and shape to areas of their
design by selecting a specific colour in their imported artwork for
example or by selecting one of the drawing’s outlines.

Using ArtCAM JewelSmith’s unique relief layering system the jeweller
can build their design using a number of layers, in a similar
fashion to PhotoShop, which can then be edited at any point during
the design process. These layers can be selected via the layer
toolbar or by clicking directly on the specific part of the design.

To aid this design process, ArtCAM 2010 users can customise the user
interface so that any unused tools can be hidden and shortcuts can
be created for frequently used commands. Jeweller Michael Buckley,
from Michael’s Designs believes that, “The interface gives you so
much drawing space. It’s clean and uncluttered so there is no real
need for multiple screens. I also love the ability to create my own
shortcut keys and toolbox; it makes my work time even shorter.”

ArtCAM JewelSmith also comes with a complete library of shanks and
gems that can be used as the starting block for any ring design. The
jeweller can then begin adding the intricacies to their piece using
the software’s advanced sculpting tools. These not only allow the
jeweller to replicate traditional sculpting methods by using a Wacom
tablet, but also allow them to modify the size and strength of the
tools as well as simultaneously sculpting the front and back of a
design. Todd Bailey, from 4m3D Creative Design believes that, “the
significant changes to the interactive sculpting tools really make
ArtCAM standout from other products.” Michael adds, “It is great
being able to see both the front and back of the model - what a

For band rings, the jeweller also has the option to design on an
unwrapped layout of their ring. They can then switch between an
unwrapped and ring view at any time to make sure that they are happy
with the design.

Once complete, the jewellery model can then be saved as a rotatable
3D PDF which can then be e-mailed to the customer for approval. Once
authorised, the designer can then select one of ArtCAM’s powerful
machining strategies to calculate the toolpaths required for

In this release, a great deal of technology from Delcam’s
industry-leading CAM system, PowerMILL has been incorporated to
enable even faster calculation times thanks to the inclusion of the
latest multi-threading technology. “The faster tool calculation
times save me an enormous amount of time”, commented Michael

Before the toolpaths are sent to the machine, the artist can check
the accuracy of their model using ArtCAM’s new and improved toolpath
simulation. This gives the designer the opportunity to alter their
calculations prior to machining, saving both time and money.

To find out more about ArtCAM JewelSmith 2010 why not attend one of
Delcam’s free online demonstrations on the 25th of February? For
more go to: http://tinyurl.com/yzwgcc6

For further enquiries please contact:
Rebecca Freemantle
ArtCAM Marketing

About Delcam: Delcam is one of the world’s leading suppliers of
advanced CADCAM software product development solutions. Formally
founded in 1977, after initial development work at Cambridge
University, UK it now has subsidiaries in North America, Europe and
Asia. Delcam’s software is used by more than 20,000 organisations in
over 80 countries.

About ArtCAM: The ArtCAM software product range provides a unique CAD
modelling and CNC CAM machining solution. ArtCAM allows the creation
of high quality products from 2D artwork faster than ever thought
possible. Article Reference no: ArtCAM 31, the new face of Jewellery