[Image]I wanted to update the list on the happenings of Digital
Jeweler®, the first instance of a CAD software operating ON the
internet. To recap we have created a library of rules based
jewelry CAD models that a jeweler can reconfigure in real-time
to the gemstone sizes, gemstone types, finger size, and metal
types their customer is requesting. Of course only the finger
size and gemstone dimensions drive the geometry while the
others drive the renderings and bill of materials.
Photo rendered images are then available in about 45 seconds of
processing time along with 3D vrml models for viewing. Upon
the jeweler placing an order, Digital Jeweler LLC then prints a
wax model using the new geometry, casts the wax, polishes the
casting, and ships the mounting to the jewelry store ready for
setting in a week.
We have been live for two months and have attended the premier
trade show in Las Vegas where we signed up 23 jewelry stores
for $100 six month subscriptions. Since then we have processed
a dozen custom jewelry orders which, while not making us an
overnight success, moves us from the concept stage to the proof
of concept area.
Unlike the myriad dot.bombs, Digital Jeweler is financially
sound and dedicated to this new area of e-manufacturing for the
If any of you have ideas outside the jewelry field for this
type of rules based CAD configurator, I invite you to contact
our software engineer partners. They have developed an online
platform that can handle all kinds of applications for
configurable CAD models. There are all kinds of administrative
functions which grant or deny access to sets of models, stages
of models, or deliverables.
Configure One, LLC
Any and all comments welcome.
President-Digital Jeweler, LLC
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://rapid.lpt.fi/rp-ml/
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