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TAFE launches CAD course

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TAFE NSW has developed a computer-aided design training course specifically for jewellery industry professionals.
 
Catherine Harrington, head teacher jewellery design at Enmore TAFE, said the course was created in direct response to industry requests.
 
She said the first introductory course, which will be held on Wednesday evenings from February 17 until April 6, will use Rhino3d software and the Rhino Gold plug-in for “three-dimensional modelling, designing and visualisation of jewellery”.
 
“Students will learn to develop and communicate jewellery designs, and accurately model and document their designs for rendering, analysis and manufacture.”
 
Harrington said course participants should “have basic computer literacy and knowledge of jewellery” as well as some experience with other design software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Solid Works or AutoCAD.
 
For more information phone (02) 9394 5750 or email catherine.harrington@tafensw.edu.au
 
* Pictured above is a sapphire cushion ring produced by Cary James and modelled in Rhino.