Best Software for Jewelry Design? Mac vs PC?

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by ebethc, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ebethc
    ebethc Member
    Hi,

    What's the best 3d software for jewelry design? I want to make silver bracelets....

    Also, I use a Mac, but if the best programs are on PC, then maybe I would switch.

    thanks!
     
  2. numarul7
    numarul7 Well-Known Member
    a) for money = For jewllery it is http://www.rhino3d.com/ with a plugin http://www.rhinogold.com/buy/ that makes a hefty 2500 euro. (It is only WINDOWS) Rhino it is generalist software for Design and Rhino Gold it is separate plugin / interface for jewllery design.

    If you really want top of the line used software.

    b) for free = Other option it is learning Blender 3D from http://www.blender.org/ (runs on mac and linux and windows) combined with netfabb basic http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1

    Both software have a learning curve and it is up to your wallet to chose what you want.
     
  3. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2014
  4. ashleyterr
    ashleyterr Member
    For me, the best are Blender and Matrix. I also tried TinkerCad, but I had really no time to learn it (I joined the classroom and started my first practical tasks, but then just chose Blender instead).
     
  5. JackHaiden
    JackHaiden Member
    There are a large number, the same rhinos about which you have already been talked about, I think you can do something similar in SolidWork.
     
  6. 8_Perf
    8_Perf Well-Known Member
    Plenty of naysayers out there, and say what you will, but i use Sketchup 2017 desktop version with a bunch of plugins. Still free, and my 3 jewelry clients dont seem to have any issues with what I send them.