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Gemvision Debuts Exciting Updates

It’s the end of the month which means that it’s time we update our customers on the latest news in Gemvision®. As previously announced, Gemvision will be presenting many new releases throughout the month of August. Let me go through them one by one to give you a brief overview of what you can expect. 

The Gemvision Forum Is Back!  

Yes, we know many of our customers were eager to have the forum return, so here we are. If you have a MatrixGold® or CounterSketch® license, you may now request access at GemvisionForum.com, and we will be more than happy to welcome you into our community. We will continue to work on this forum, as we want it to be where all the MatrixGold and CounterSketch users can discuss and meet. However, users looking for support from the Gemvision site will still have to get in touch with our support lines.

Join our community at GemvisionForum.com today.

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A New Website To Use 

Our Marketing and UX Team have been working to create a more intuitive website. This website will not only just be easier to navigate through but will also have a redesigned user’s area. This space will simplify finding all the information related to licenses, installers, and subscriptions.

View our website now at Gemvision.com.

The Latest in CounterSketch  

We will be releasing a new update for CounterSketch Streaming. CounterSketch Streaming is an option that is becoming more and more popular. The reasons being that it can be launched from any computer that has a stable connection to the internet and because it’s based on a subscription service, which makes it easier to acquire. With this new release, CounterSketch Streaming will be able to import and use .3dm and .csg files. Users will be able to download the realistic renders that were taken in CounterSketch.

Shop CounterSketch now.

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Finally, MatrixGold 

MatrixGold will be released and officially running on the Rhino7 software. This means that we will be adapting the new Rhino7 functionalities as the Quadremesh and the SubD to MatrixGold. On top of this, we have made improvements, like calculating the parametric tree once you validate the command. This will improve the speed when using the parametric. Customers were also asking to be able to select the stones from the gem report tab. This is something that MatrixGold users will now be able to do.

Shop MatrixGold now.

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As you can see, a lot is happening at Gemvision. So, make sure to stay tuned on our digital channels to be the first ones to know!




Customization is the Key to Holiday Sales Success

The holiday selling season is here!

It’s likely your busiest time of year, and we want to help you create one-of-a-kind gifts for your best customers. At Gemvision, we offer two major CAD software options to design custom jewelry.

Explore Endless Options: MatrixGold®

This powerful CAD software lets you design models from scratch and explore the full depth of your creativity. If you can envision a shape, you can bring it to life. The only limit is your imagination.

MatrixGold helps you in two other big ways:

  • You get the weight, dimensions, and stone report on the final piece, which reduces haggling and helps you work within your customer’s budget.
  • You can create realistic renders and animations of the piece to WOW your customer. These renders and animations are also great for using in your social media marketing, on your website, and in your design portfolio.

Create an Experience: CounterSketch®

We know that any retailer wants to offer as many models as they can, but it’s impossible to stock all the options that customers may be looking for. With CounterSketch, you get hundreds of library designs that are ready to show to your customer and to be modified to their needs.

  • CounterSketch is perfect for inviting customers into the customization process. Whether they’re at your side or joining you remotely, they can watch you design their piece. You can make their requested changes with just a few clicks, and the design will update right before their eyes.
  • In CounterSketch, you can use and assemble freehand parts to create one-of-a-kind designs.
  • Once the design is done, you submit it to the team at Stuller. Our CAD/CAM Services handles the manufacturing and will deliver the piece to you at the manufacturing level you need: finished or unfinished, and set, semi-set, or unset.

Better Together

Do you want to create your own designs and have them ready and in stock? Bring MatrixGold and CounterSketch together for your business!

You can design in MatrixGold and then import those designs to CounterSketch. Once you have them in CounterSketch, it’s easy to show all your designs to your customers.

From there, you can show your designs from any perspective, change materials, make realistic renders, price them, and send them to Stuller for manufacturing. While we do the heavy lifting, you can keep serving your customers.

Watch one of our designers use MatrixGold and CounterSketch to create a pair of intricate earrings:


At Gemvision, we offer all the tools you need to make your customers feel like the most important person in the world. You can proudly advertise that you can make custom-designed jewelry to be delivered in time for the holiday season. Offer them nothing less than the best with CounterSketch and MatrixGold.

Happy selling!


For more information about MatrixGold, CounterSketch, and how they can benefit your business, take a look at these recent blog posts.

Details on MatrixGold’s Newest Software Updates

Take a Look Inside the July 2020 CounterSketch Update

Confidence Sells, So Know Your Software




Take a Look Inside the July 2020 CounterSketch Update

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2020 has been an overwhelming year with lots of change that has forced us to learn how to approach familiar tasks in very different ways. Like building relationships with your customers when you can only see their eyes because a mask obscures the rest of their face. However, I hear from most of our users that you are improvising and learning new ways to solidify your relationships and add value.

CounterSketch has always sought to help the consumer visualize the finished custom design and provide an experience that allows the consumer to be involved in creating one of a kind pieces of jewelry.

The 2020 CounterSketch update continues on a theme of simplifying and improving the user experience without diminishing the consumer’s engagement or excitement.

We are excited to hear how these new features impact your ability to use CounterSketch.

Updated User Interface

CounterSketch is even easier to navigate; you can find what you are looking for and apply filters seamlessly. The fresh look gives you a smoother, more cohesive interaction with the software, fewer clicks, and better results.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Now, you can shop Stuller’s entire inventory of large and melee lab-grown diamonds to add to your custom CounterSketch designs. You are providing a diamond alternative and another price point for your customer to consider.

Render Previews

Render previews allow you to review a draft of your render before completing the entire render to ensure that you have selected the best options for your render. Now, you can see what you are going to render without waiting for the render to complete so you can make adjustments and save time.

Standardized Render sizes for Social Media

Choose the platform where you plan to share your render, and CoutnerSketch will automatically update the size and resolution for the image for that platform, ensuring that it looks impressive on your social page.

Updated Order Screen

The updated order screen helps you see what information still needs to be completed so that you can submit your orders quickly without reviewing options you may not need. We have also enhanced our communication with Stuller’s API for faster pricing.

Curated Collections

Added in March, this feature allows you to merchandise the CounterSketch library so that it reflects your customers and their taste. Create a personalized tile on the CounterSketch start screen to highlight your brand. Behind the tile with your logo, select styles that are prevalent in your business. Never before has it been so easy to adapt CounterSketch to your business.

With lots to see and learn, be sure to take advantage of the CounterSketch playlists on our Gemvision Corp YouTube channel.


Which CounterSketch updates are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!




CounterSketch Update: New Curated Collections

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I am excited to introduce the newest feature to CounterSketch®: curated collections. This new feature gives the user autonomy to create the collections that they know will sell in their area.

Currently, there are over 2,495 library models in CounterSketch. Never in the history of the software have we had so many different styles to select from, and each month we add more. While variety is the spice of life, with so many choices, it can sometimes be challenging to find the design you want.

With this in mind, we’ve given users a way to highlight styles that are relevant to their customers. Curated collections allow users to merchandise a selection of library models so that they can easily find the styling that is most relevant to their market.

 

Here is a brief description of how curated collections works:

 

Select Your Styles

Begin a search in CounterSketch using categories or filters to find the models you want. Use the session picks checkbox to select the styles you want to include. Once you have selected all of the relevant library models, choose the “add marked designs to portfolio” option and name your portfolio.

 

CounterSketch Curated Collections Select Styles

 

Create a Design Tile

Once you have selected the styles for your collection and added them to a portfolio, create a tile for your collection. From the preferences, menu choose “edit design tiles.” Now you can add a new tile to your Start screen that will feature your selection. You can select the shape, size, and title of your tile. Then select an image from stock images or add your own.

 

CounterSketch Curated Collections Design Tile Interface

 

Access your collection

Browse your curated collection by clicking on the design tile you created to access your specified models. The collection shows in the search screen, with the title in the breadcrumb and tile image in the header.

CounterSketch Curated Collections Accessing the Collection

 

Now that you know how you can create as many collections as you wish!

 

In addition to creating tiles that will link to collections of jewelry, you can also create a tile that will connect to:

  • Web Address: your website to share images of past custom creations
  • Stuller Showcase: other Stuller product that meets the customer’s needs
  • Open Another Program: a point of sale software or just a calculator, so you always have one available
  • Stuller Prototype Collection: a specific group of products

CounterSketch gives you options and simplifies your custom design process. Give your customers choices for the next custom design, either from the entire library or just those curated styles that you know will speak to them. Once you have completed the design, submit your order, and our CAD/CAM services team will handle the rest.

 

Watch below for more on Curated Collections:

 

I hope you enjoy Curated Collections and the ability it gives you to personalize your CounterSketch library.  As always, visit our Gemvision website for more on the update.


How do you plan to use Curated Collections? Let us know in the comments below!




4 New Features From the Latest CounterSketch Software Update

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On May 30th, 2018 Gemvision released a CounterSketch software update and I’m incredibly excited about it. Not only is it the first release during my time as CounterSketch product manager, but I know the new features will have an immediate impact on how users employ the software. If you haven’t purchased CounterSketch yet, I encourage you to take a second look; it just got easier. In this Blog, I’ll detail each of the new features and, when necessary, explain why we chose to improve the software in this manner.

New Design Stack Option

We have simplified the design stack by creating an abridged version that lets you change center stone shape and size and choose from eight of the most popular sliders for that model. This limited design stack works beautifully when you don’t want to overwhelm customers with options, or if you’re training new staff. As always, you can choose the more advanced version of the model for full slider functionality.

See the simplified vs. advanced design stack options
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Open available 3C styles from Stuller.com to CounterSketch

Now with the click of a button, you can open a design directly from Stuller.com or Stuller Showcase into CounterSketch. This new feature allows you to pick up where you left the design without having to recreate the style. No more entering style numbers and redesigning a piece in CounterSketch. By synchronizing these two digital environments, you provide a smooth transition to ensure a seamless shopping experience.

 See how to open designs from Stuller Showcase into CounterSketch
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Improved Filter Accuracy

Our improved filter accuracy lets you search filters with confidence, quickly navigating to the style in your library that matches your customer’s request. The revised slider names give you noticeably improved consistency of the most popular slider names. By standardizing the name of library model sliders, you’ll get faster, easier results that you and your customers will appreciate.

New Language Options

CounterSketch is now available in eight different languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Greek.

See how to modify language options 
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For additional information on employing these new features, watch a replay of the latest CounterSketch Software Update Webinar at Stuller.com/Webinars.

Haven’t received the CounterSketch software update? Call or email our sales team at 800-357-6272 or sales@gemvision.com to ensure your upgrade subscription information is up to date.

Download and print this handout to share the new CounterSketch software update with your team