3Design Features

In over 20 years of development 3Design has provided jewelers with additional tools to enhance to their skills

3Design v9 new interface

New design interface for V9

“When beauty means efficiency”

The viewport has been extended to the full screen, and new transparent windows maximize the workspace. A brand new quick access toolbar allows you to easily drag & drop your favorite tools and find them faster whichever module you are in.

How to design a bypass ring

Advanced bypass builder

“Custom crossover designs, instantly”

Easily adjust the parameters of the rails and obtain automatically a swept bypass shank. Various profiles section to increase design capability and variety. Use the curved and bending feature wrap your shank around the center stone setting.

Create stone report, technical drawings of your 3d jewels

Complete reporting features

“Material cost report, blue prints, be a pro”

Report features have been completely revamped for the V9. You can customize your reports and add the calculate cost per material, add company logo to your report, name, website. Each report can be adjusted to show as many information as you require.

How to design honeycomb and baguettes

Baguettes honeycomb modeling

“Wider controls in the creation of ajours”

With the use of the retopology feature you can directly set the baguette shapes you want to apply on your design. This feature can also be applied from 3Shaper basic tools and on the honeycomb designs to perfect the overall aspect of the ajour shapes.

How to make torsade in 3D

Twist & torsades

“Multipipe tool got some additional strength”

3Design can twist from a single curve a given profile and dynamically change the number of layers, the direction, number of twists and even the overal distance from the curve. In a few adjustments you can obtain beautifule ropes you can add within your designs…

How to make freeform deformation

Freeform deformations

“Choose from a large selection of distortions”

From a deformation enveloppe built automatically around your selected object, you can Sub-Divide the built mesh then, using basic 3Shaper tools, transform the mesh and adjust the distortions as desired. Enveloppe modifications bring unlimited capabilities to transform solid.

Material creation

“Easily create your own materials”

Introducing materials creation in 3Design from your own information or from the presets: you can define and redefine the characteristics of a given material by assigning its density and reflexion for real time renderings. Materials information can then be retrieved for reporting.

Parametric bracelet builder

“Build bracelets and incorporate texts”

From features already in place in 3Design such as the ring size builder you can re-apply a series of other features together for further construction and customize a complete new process built-in for your own repetitive tasks. Thanks to the parametric construction this is easy.

Circular duplications

“Easy duplication tools to quickly build”

The duplication tools of 3Design bring a wide panel of possibilities with the linear duplication in colomns and rows, but also with the circular and sphereical duplication building quick and parametric copies of your items wherever you want them to be.

How to make torsade in 3D

Cathedral shank

“Custom crossover designs instantly”

Thanks to the parametric finger size feature, shanks can be easily associated to one unique finger parameter which later on allows users to apply unlimited modifications so the construction follows every single step made within the original design.

Quick cluster setting

“Material cost report, blue prints, be a pro”

Stones and belts are easily built with the associated tools. Adding prongs follows easily the process with the stones positions as references for the pave prongs. Offset on borders can easily be adjusted for a desired visual look.

How to design prongs, belts & claws on a jewel

Belts & claws

“Two tools operating independantly”

Quick creations of belts & claws which can be associated with each other to create a perfect parametric link between them and insure the creation of associative rings and pendants. Direct controls on screen from handles insure accuracy and perfect shape.

How to design howneycomb on jewels

Honeycomb ajour

“Jeweled pattern for under side of rings”

The honerycomb tool allows beautiful result under gallery and inside shank ajours styles. The Ring scooping tool comes as a perfect complement to remove the material within the shank and build the inner cap. With the pave and jewelling tools then we can ajour.

Halo ring construction

“Parametric design can be saved as symbols”

Loft creation and perfect organization within the construction tree allows an easy assocation of a halo base. Stone size the shape the height of the halo can be easily controled as well as linking the size finger diameter to the size of the center stone.

How to design chanel & shank for your rings

Channel & shanks

“Perfect for Halo Rings Projects”

Variable channel tool is a powerful feature allowing to build a parametric channel that will decrease and increase in size and number of stones as when the main stone changes. Associated to the claw tool you can secure the center stone to the halo.

Filigree band

“IFiligree pattern from an image”

Easy creation of curves on top of the imported image. The pipe tool smoothly builds the Filigree portion which can then be easily duplicated to create the repeating parts. The filigree once achieved can then be wrapped at the matching finger size.

Engraved letters, logo cut-out

“Parametric stands or insert tools”

Add your own logos and texts to your designs to achieve perfect boolean operations and obtain parametric attributes. Changing ring size will recompute the letters & logos where needed and keep same depth of cut whatever size has been applied as a change.

Bypass ring shaper

“Custom crossover designs instantly”

Effective creation of ring with the ring size builder associated to the new bypass ring builder tool to shape and sweep the ring shank. Using basic 3Shaper tools available as entry level in 3Design you can shape the way the shank meets with the bridge tool.

Measurement tools

“Thickness, material amount, curve analysis”

Caliper is aimed to read thickness of your objects. The software then weighs and computes the amount of material you will need to cast. Curve Analysis let you know the length of a 3 dimensional curve. Ana-lyze Physical Properties detects the po-sition of center of gravity and area of your design.

How to create texture on 3Design

3D texturing

“Cover your jewels with sensitive textures”

Surfaces can serve as base location to fill with a texture. Independantly, zones can be filled with textures coming from different sources such as bas relief, greyscale conversion, built-in textures generator and heighfield created items inside 3Design software.

Create amazing Jewels with or without computer knowledge.

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