I read your post on the Orchid forum and first at all, I'd like to
thank you for your interest for the 3Design Software. My name is
Cyril, I am the West Coast Manager for the 3Design Software and I
have my office and training center in Los Angeles (CA). You may have
seen our advertisement banner on the Ganoksin website. We provide
beginning and advanced class every month in small group session (6
persons maximum) which allows us to give personal attention to every
customer. We also provide technical support for 3Design.
Since you said that you will be designing in front of customers,
3Design will surely have a great advantage compared to other CAD
solutions since all designs are directly created as "textured solid"
objects (like gold, platinum and also diamond, sapphire... for the
stones) instead of in wire frame. No need to render in 3Design to
show a realistic model since the piece is always in a rendered mode
that not only makes creation easier but also gives confidence to your
customers who will be able to see their jewelry pieces while you
build them. 3Design has also a "built-in" rendering mode to create
real life pictures with backgrounds, reflection from materials,
lights direction and intensity that can be used for presentation.
But even more than that, in my opinion, what makes 3Design the most
advanced 3D Jewelry Software is its unique capability to
automatically "record" every step of every design in a construction
tree also called "history parametric tree". In other words, for
example, you created a custom design and saved it 2 months ago. The
same customer comes back and asks you to take the same model and
change the finger size, change the center stone, create a matching
band...you won't need to start over since you can just edit in the
construction tree the steps you'd like to modify and 3Design will
take care of the rest by updating and recalculating the new model
according to the changes you made. Imagine the time you will save.
If you are interested I invite you (and all orchid members) to
contact me at your earliest convenience at 213-624-6321 so that we
can schedule an online 3Design demonstration directly from my
computer to yours and answer any questions you may have. (We also use
the same online system to give real-time technical support on top of
traditional email and telephone hotline).
I look forward to hearing from all of you soon.
3Design Software Solutions
606 S.Hill Street - Suite 810
Los Angeles, CA 90014