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4 New MatrixGold® Features for Spring

It has been a successful year around the world with MatrixGold! 

In the last year, MatrixGold’s new core and dynamic commands have provided a new way to design jewelry. It has been a pleasure to see our customers utilize the new functionalities of the software to speed up their production time.

With MatrixGold being a popular CAD software in jewelry design, we want to continuously offer features to provide state-of-the-art software to our customers. We believe the only way to make good software is by listening to our customers, who spend hours working with the product, and then by putting all these experiences and feedback into developing new MatrixGold features. This month, a new version will be available to users.

Without further ado, we’re excited to present a sample of our new MatrixGold features. Here are four!

New MatrixGold Features for Spring 2020

  • Pavé prongs: You’ll be able to add prongs to a group of stones. Automatically, MatrixGold will add prongs where the spaces between stones are. 
  • Manufacturing tools: In just a few clicks, you can get your design ready for 3D printing and then casting.
  • Animation studio: We improved the animation studio as the move maker from what you will be able to make movies from frames.
  • New profile editor functionalities: The profile editor is a tool used to personalize your jewelry. We improved and added to its functionality so you can create your own profiles and save them to use later. 

Visit the Gemvision YouTube for a look at these features firsthand.

Even as we announce this new version, we are looking ahead to JCK Las Vegas in early June to meet all our customers with even more new tools. 

Happy designing!


What do you hope to design with the new MatrixGold update? Let us know in the comments below!




6 New MatrixGold® 2019 Features

This past JCK, we at Gemvision unveiled our newest CAD software: MatrixGold® 2019.

Since then, we’ve gathered feedback from users and listened to their needs and wants. All of that feedback has come to a head in the newest version release of our most powerful CAD software to date.

Parametric Workflows

This was our most anticipated new feature!

Parametric workflows let you link all of the steps used on any design using the dynamic tools. Once you’ve finished your design, you can return to any prior steps to change the settings you used while designing.

By changing some settings to any of the steps, you will achieve a totally different design afterward — significantly cutting down your work time.

Pavé Tool

With the new pavé tool, you can add numerous stones at once with just one click.

Signet Ring

Many users reached out to us for a signet ring feature, and now it’s ready.

Ring Resizer

Do you have design files lying around from years of working with Matrix® or RhinoGold? With MatrixGold 2019’s new ring resizer, you can resize any ring in just two clicks.

Render Studio

Good renders are often essential for marketing efforts and for closing the sale. With the new render studio, you can get realistic renders that’ll help ramp up your sales.

Profile Editor

If you want to create your own designs from scratch, the new profile editor will help you personalize your jewelry with no limits.

With this update’s slew of new features, you’ll spend more time doing what you do best: creating intricate, meaningful jewelry designs. Comment below to let us know what you think!


If you have any questions or concerns, get in contact with one of our friendly Gemvision tech support associates.

 




See What’s New with Stuller’s MatrixGold Essentials Software

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Welcome to MatrixGold Essentials

Gemvision®, a Stuller company, launched MatrixGold Essentials™ earlier this year— a powerful software combination built for custom design. “With the speed of technology improvements in today’s world, we know we have to continue to stay at the forefront of software development,” says Bryan Morgan, Stuller’s Chief Operating Officer. “This new software will provide our customers with the most powerful tool they can use for customization and design creation.”

History in the Making

Did you know Gemvision has spent over twenty years developing Matrix and RhinoGold? This legacy of knowledge and expertise has culminated into a brand new application that merges functionality with high capability. MatrixGold Essentials blends the advanced abilities of Matrix and RhinoGold with CounterSketch’s user-friendly interface.

In short, this new software will simplify your work, resulting in greater productivity. That’s because MatrixGold Essentials runs on a Rhinoceros 6 CAD engine, allowing users more power while providing speed for greater responsiveness, presentation, display, and more. Plus, we estimate the learning curve will be slashed in half thanks to the new software’s ease of use.

 

 

See What’s New

Here are just a few new features that make MatrixGold Essentials so easy to use—

Parametric History Workflow

Arguably the most important piece of this new software, MatrixGold’s parametric tools keep track of every move you make within the software. Now, you can simply backtrack to any prior step in your design process, modify it, and watch as the software reconfigures the design. With each step recorded, you can quickly alter and adjust your creations without losing progress. This will be a major timesaver.

New Search Functionality

An enhanced ribbon toolbar promises greater usability. Looking for a specific tool but can’t remember just where the icon is? Use the robust search function in the top right corner of your screen to display a list of filter results. Also, by clicking the context menu button or pressing the F6 key, you’ll see a selection of actions based on the geometry you’ve selected.

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Learn more about MatrixGold Essentials™ on Stuller.com


With MatrixGold Essentials, you’ll spend more time doing what you do best— creating something special! Let us know your feedback on this new software in the comments below!

 




How Pedro Ferreiro Scored Big With RhinoGold

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Pedro Ferreiro, an accomplished designer from the Canary Islands, won the coveted 2017 JMA International Design Competition, one of the most prestigious honors for jewelry designers worldwide

 

Pedro Ferreiro RhinoGold HeadshotMeet Pedro Ferreiro

Pedro Ferreiro makes his mark mastering jewelry design. Born in Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, Pedro began his studies in Barcelona and later in Milano. After schooling, he moved to Thailand and worked for a local company as a designer. Years later, Pedro returned to his hometown where he currently designs his own collections.

Pedro Ferreiro is no stranger to accolades; he earned the Diamond International Award in 1992 and 2000. He has even lent a hand designing collections for the Spanish Royal House.


Pedro, you recently won one of the most prestigious jewelry design awards in the world, specifically in the best 3D design category. What does this recognition mean to you?

To me, any competition is a challenge and pushes my skillset to the limit. For that reason, these design competitions require competitors to create fervently, resulting in the most spectacular designs in the world. It is humbling to be honored with one of these prestigious awards. It means that as a designer, this award gives greater depth and projection to my career.

Pedro Ferreiro RhinoGold JMA Design 2017 Winner

Where did you get the inspiration to design this winning piece?

The competition centered on creating treasures. Because I’m from a little island off of Spain’s mainland, the sea is extremely important to our livelihood. So for me, the sea is my treasure.

My design is called Chrysaora, named after a genus of jellyfish from the Pacific. This jellyfish population grows larger and larger as the Earth’s temperature gets warmer, reminding us all that we must be careful with our behavior and how we treat the Earth. Chrysaora represents all of this. I incorporated pearls, white gold to represent the sea, and stones flowing in and out of the design, alive with movement just like the sea.

Pedro Ferreiro RhinoGold JMA 2017 Winning Design

How did Rhinogold assist you on this design?

As a designer, my mind is always on as I imagine new shapes and designs. Before I had RhinoGold, I was limited on how I could bring these designs to life. Today, thanks to RhinoGold software, there are no barriers when it’s time to design— I can create anything that comes to mind!

For the competition as well as with customers in general, RhinoGold allows you to create a realistic render. This means I don’t have to produce the design until it is approved by my customer (or competition judges), saving both time and money.

 

How has RhinoGold improved your business?

As a jeweler, I must constantly adapt my business to the present, and the present is digitally-driven. From a sales perspective, all my customers have a smartphone in their pockets. So for me, it’s much easier to reach them by sending my designs through messaging platforms. Also, if I need to promote my designs, I can create a design and promote the render on my digital channels through social media posts, etc.

On the production side, from the moment I started using RhinoGold, I was able to create designs that have been in my head for quite some time but could never figure out a way to make them happen. Now thanks to RhinoGold, there are no limits! I can start with either an original design sketch or search the software’s library to create something more mainstream. No matter the case, RhinoGold helps with any design.

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Thank you, Pedro Ferreiro for sharing your story. We wish you continued success in your career! – Oriol Collelldemont, RhinoGold Product Manager

 




Around the World with RhinoGold Software

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There is nothing more enriching than meeting face-to-face with customers on their own turf. Whether it’s new faces or new places, visiting everyone — from independent jewelers to large manufacturers — provides better feedback than even the busiest day at the office. After all, firsthand experiences are more beneficial than secondhand accounts.

And while globalization provides endless access to all sorts of information, I’m most fascinated to realize that creativity, tradition, and beliefs are not universal. Every corner of the world has its own way of creating, manufacturing, and selling unique jewelry.

 

Over the last six months, the Gemvision RhinoGold software team visited jewelers from all over the world, to gain a better understanding of jewelry trends specific to their regions. Here is a brief overview of our experiences around the globe.

JCK Las Vegas • June 4th

It is always a pleasure to attend JCK Las Vegas, meeting people from both North and South America.

We noticed a wide variety of jewelry-making styles in the U.S., which poses a unique challenge for the RhinoGold software team. We want to meet the needs of all of our customers from engagement and graduation rings to free-form designs.

In turn, we offer tools and solutions for a variety of products, from cathedral and signet rings, dynamic profiles, advanced split shanks, along with countless different setting types. People tend to base their ideas on what they find on the Internet, and eventually pass their findings to us.

We’re always listening so our developers can incorporate these helpful suggestions into upcoming RhinoGold software releases.

 

RhinoGold experts Pedro Loureiro and Oriol Collelldemont demonstrate the software at JCK Las Vegas 2017
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Indonesia • July 10th

After three intensive weeks of working on all the requests gathered from JCK Las Vegas, we packed up and traveled to Indonesia.

Here, we discovered another dimension in jewelry trends. In Indonesia, a 1,000-employee company is considered small. After all, a country with over 200 million people is a great place to set up a jewelry-making factory, especially since nearly the entire populace has a passion for wearing jewelry.

We found that the weight of jewelry is a big concern in Indonesian designs. Jewelers want RhinoGold software to help them create larger, yet lighter pieces. Wire Rings or pendants with wires at 0.2mm thickness are common. And of course, price is as much a factor there as it is in the states.

Even if a customer already uses CAD, man, you gotta see their eyes when they see the Dynamic Pattern and Dynamic Tiling in action. We just saved them two hours’ work in just a few clicks” – RhinoGold Software Developer

Applying these tools to different surfaces enables our customers to make intricate, unique designs that would be nearly impossible to fabricate by hand.

Sydney • August 26th

You never know what the weather has in store on our global adventures. We went from warm days in Indonesia to wintry ones in Sydney.

The Sydney show was held at Darling Harbor, making it much more convenient for our customers to visit us. Again, as in Las Vegas, Australia’s big business is bridal! Our software must accommodate everything from engagement rings, three-stone rings, to eternity bands to fulfill Australian customers’ needs.

On top of the specific tools needed to design bridal jewelry, our customers were very interested in our Elements Libraries. This capability allows users to choose from thousands of different models and adapt those models to their specific needs. This process is incredibly simple and does not require users to be tech-savvy. Even on the first day using it, any designer can create a custom piece!

Oriol takes flight!
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India • September 6th

Two weeks later, it was back to the airport for us! This time, we traveled to South India to visit the Coimbatore Jewelry Show and toured a few large factories in the area.

The Indian style is very particular. It’s called ‘Temple’ and incorporates huge necklaces, earrings, belts, and more. Because these pieces are so big, our customers asked for tools to lighten their jewelry designs. They use intricate religious themes in their jewelry, which means deploying Clayoo. The RhinoGold organic modeler is a must-have when it comes down to designing organic shapes.

These customers were impressed with several tools including the Dynamic Pattern and Tiling and our gem builders. These tools let customers configure models to set stones on wax and cast it directly.

We visited many big factories and received a lot of input from our customers, most of which will be included the next software release.

Don’t forget about RhinoGold training!
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HK Jewelry Show • September 15th

The Hong Kong trade show reflects the city itself: customers hustle about in search of something special. It is the largest, busiest, and most international of all the trade shows we visited. Whether you’re looking for tools, equipment, heavy machinery, gems, mountings, findings, or finished pieces, the Hong Kong Jewelry Show is well worth the visit!

While 3D Scanners are not designed to create detailed rings, they can be used to add gems to a piece originally made by hand. Thanks to RhinoGold tools like Retopology, it’s easier than ever to use scanned data to make adjustments to any piece. In a customer’s recent project featured below, a broken Ganesha sculpture was imported into RhinoGold where we were able to repair its lost right arm. In the near future, we expect 3D Scanners will improve significantly and be able to work on detailed rings. Right now, they offer an option for jewelry repair and small modifications.

RhinoGold software 3D scanner gemstone repair

Expojoya Guadalajara, Mexico • October 3rd

As we draw closer to the year’s end, it is always a luxury to visit our friends in Mexico. Again, we toured another region with a unique style, another market, and another need for RhinoGold software. We found a wide variety of styles in Mexico – from fancy gold and diamond jewelry to trendy silver designs.

And of course, THE FOOD!

Traveling allows us to try all sorts of cuisine from every region. In Mexico, it’s rice, seafood, and meat for dinner. And for breakfast, it’s scrambled eggs and sandwiches, along with spicy soups and dumplings. The people enjoy exotic fruits and even stranger sweets served with red wine or “chai”.

Every region has its unique cuisine just as it has its own style of jewelry. Every “jewelry chef innovates and creates according to their skills, beliefs, and traditions. This is what makes jewelry authentic, original, and valuable.

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We’re blessed to learn from the artisans who use our program everyday and help us make RhinoGold software its very best. In fact, this is what makes RhinoGold so popular. The software grows as we listen to our customers’ needs. CAD technology keeps businesses ahead of the curve to enhance productivity and create more opportunities, as we pave the way to success!

Statistics

2 Gemvision Gurus • 3 Continents • 8 Countries • 15 Cities • Feedback From Over 500 Customers


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RhinoGold Product Manager • I’ve been in the jewelry trade my entire life – from working at the bench to managing • I live in Barcelona, though I lived in Australia for 4 years • I love to see the excited faces of those receiving a special piece of jewelry •  When I’m not traveling, I love to stay with family and ride my bicycle with my group of friends (as long as we stop to have a good breakfast!)

 

Meet Xavier Rofes

Managing Director of Gemvision in Barcelona • Sushi, Bob Dylan, and red wine are just a few of my favorite things • Huge FC Barcelona soccer fan! • I love to sail the Mediterranean sea with my family • I prefer reading history instead of making it • A classic No-Shave Millennial • I ride my bicycle early in the morning to justify my all-time-favorite breakfast ‘entrepa de Iberic’ or Iberian Sandwich.

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