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ArtCAM JewelSmith User Guide

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Contents
Introduction 1
ArtCAM JewelSmith ……………………………………………………………..1
The ArtCAM Process……………………………………………………………..1
The Image ……………………………………………………………………1
The Relief ……………………………………………………………………2
Rings and Cylinders………………………………………………………2
The JewelSmith Project Structure…………………………………………….2
The Project Folder ………………………………………………………..3
The 3D Master Model……………………………………………………4
The Manufacturing Process …………………………………………………….5
CNC Machining……………………………………………………………5
Rapid Prototyping…………………………………………………………6
Rendering Models…………………………………………………………6
Copying A JewelSmith Project……………………………………….6
Resizing………………………………………………………………………………..7
End Trimming………………………………………………………………7
Coring …………………………………………………………………………7
Scaling ………………………………………………………………………..7
Getting Started 9
Overview………………………………………………………………………………9
Creating the Project………………………………………………………………..9
Creating a Rotary AxisShank Component………………………………10
Designing the Band………………………………………………………………11
Creating the Drive Rails ………………………………………………12
Creating the Cross Section …………………………………………..13
Two-Rail Sweep …………………………………………………………13
Adding Text ………………………………………………………………………..15
Adding to the Master Model………………………………………………….16
Rendering inGold………………………………………………………………..17
Creating an STL file for Rapid Prototype production ……………….17
Defining a Tool and Creating a Toolpath ………………………………..18
Rotary Axis Pixel Distortion 21
Overview …………………………………………………………………………….21
Pixel Expansion……………………………………………………………………21
Correcting a VectorFor Height ……………………………………………..22
Creating a FlatPlane …………………………………………………………….22
Three-Stone Ring Tutorial 25
Overview …………………………………………………………………………….25
Three-StoneRing …………………………………………………………………25
Creating the JewelSmith Project…………………………………………….26
Creating the Shank ……………………………………………………………….27
Adding the Shank tothe Project …………………………………………….29
Creating the Centre Gem Setting ……………………………………………30
Decorating the Flush Setting………………………………………………….32
Creating a Millgrain Edge…………………………………………….32
Adding the Grains……………………………………………………….33
Creating the Raised Band …………………………………………….33
Creating the Side Cuts …………………………………………………34
Creating the Side Flush Setting………………………………………………37
Decorating the SideFlush Setting…………………………………………..38
Creating a Band of Grains ……………………………………………38
Repositioning the SideFlush Setting ………………………………………40
Duplicating and Mirroring the Side Flush Setting…………………….41
Editing the Shank …………………………………………………………………43
Removing UnwantedMaterial………………………………………43
Adding Detail to the Shank…………………………………………..44
Saving the New Shank ………………………………………………………….46
Presenting the Finished Ring …………………………………………………47
Zodiac Signet Ring Tutorial 49
Overview …………………………………………………………………………….49
Zodiac Signet Ring……………………………………………………………….49
Creating the JewelSmith Project…………………………………………….50
Creating a Rotary Axis Shank Model ……………………………………..50
Designing the Shank Shape……………………………………………………51
Creating the Z Modulation Curve………………………………….51
Creating the Drive Rails ………………………………………………54
Creating the Cross Sections ………………………………………….58
Creating the Two Rail Swept Shape………………………………59
Decorating the Shank Relief ………………………………………………….62
Adding the Relief to the Master Model …………………………………..64
Presenting the Finished Ring …………………………………………………65
Heart Signet Ring Tutorial 67
Overview…………………………………………………………………………….67
Heart Signet Ring…………………………………………………………………67
Creating the JewelSmith Project…………………………………………….68
Creating a 3-Axis Shank Model……………………………………………..68
Creating the Head of the Ring ……………………………………………….69
Creating the Ellipses ……………………………………………………69
Creating the Heart Shape……………………………………………..69
Creating the Blend Cross-Section …………………………………71
Creating the Heart Relief ……………………………………………..72
Converting the 3-Axis Shank to a RotaryShank………………………74
Editing the Rotary Shank Relief …………………………………………….75
Creating the Drive Rails ………………………………………………76
Creating the Cross-Section using the Relief……………………77
Creating the Two Rail Sweep……………………………………….78
Sculpting the Relief …………………………………………………….79
Mirroring the Relief …………………………………………………….81
Adding the Relief to the Master Model …………………………………..81
Presenting the Finished Ring …………………………………………………82
Dragonfly Brooch Tutorial 83
Overview…………………………………………………………………………….83
Dragonfly Brooch ………………………………………………………………..83
Preparing the Model……………………………………………………………..84
Creating the Relief ……………………………………………………………….85
Creating the Body ……………………………………………………….85
Creating the Legs………………………………………………………..86
Creating the Wings ……………………………………………………..87
Creating the Gem Settings …………………………………………………….89
Creating a Base for the Gemstones ……………………………….89
Adding Millgrains to the Gem Settings………………………….92
Adding the Relief to the Master Model …………………………………..93
Adding the Gems …………………………………………………………………94
Creating the Gem Vectors ……………………………………………94
Creating the Gems ………………………………………………………96
Creating the Finished Relief ………………………………………………….97
Creating the Back Relief………………………………………………97
Adding the New Relief to the Master Model ………………….99
Presenting the Master Model ……………………………………………….100
JewelSmith Tools Reference 101
Getting Started …………………………………………………………………..101
Creating a New Project………………………………………………101
Opening an Existing Project ……………………………………….102
Closing a Project……………………………………………………….103
Saving a Project ………………………………………………………..103
Using the MasterModel Tree ……………………………………..103
Working with Assemblies ……………………………………………………104
Creating an Empty Assembly ……………………………………..104
Creating a Component from an Empty Assembly………….104
Exporting an Assembly………………………………………………105
Editing an Assembly Design ………………………………………105
Adding a Gem to an Assembly ……………………………………105
Viewing the Attributesof an Assembly ……………………….106
Creating a Duplicate Assembly …………………………………..107
Deleting an Assembly………………………………………………..108
Importing an Assembly………………………………………………108
Transforming anAssembly…………………………………………108
Working with Gem Settings…………………………………………………108
Editing a Gem’s Sizeand Colour …………………………………108
Deleting a Gem …………………………………………………………109
Transforming a Gem………………………………………………….109
Working with Replica Meshes ……………………………………………..109
Exporting a Replica Mesh…………………………………………..109
Deleting a Replica Mesh…………………………………………….110
Reversing a Replica Mesh ………………………………………….110
Transforming a Replica Mesh …………………………………….110
Using the Nudge Tool …………………………………………………………111
Using the Scale Tool …………………………………………………………..112
Creating a Movie………………………………………………………………..113
Using the Object Viewer…………………………………………….114
Using the Shading Tool……………………………………………………….114
Opening Existing Components …………………………………………….115
Displaying the Master Model Tree ……………………………………….116
Using the Blanks ………………………………………………………………..116
Using the Gem Tools ………………………………………………………….117
Creating a Gem Vector ………………………………………………117
Converting Vectors toGem Vectors…………………………….118
Creating Gems ………………………………………………………….119
Editing Gem VectorProperties……………………………………119
Using the PaveWizard ………………………………………………120
Using the General Tools………………………………………………………122
Merging the Master Model with the Relief …………………..122
Subtracting the Master Model from the Relief………………122
Adding an Assembly to the Master Model……………………122
Mirroring a Relief ……………………………………………………..123
Viewing the Master Model…………………………………………123
Closing the Current Model …………………………………………123
Creating an Assembly Silhouette ………………………………..124
Using the Back Relief Tools ………………………………………………..124
Making the Front Relief Current …………………………………124
Making the Back Relief Current………………………………….124
Merging the Master Model with the Back Relief…………..125
Inverting the Front Relief to a Back Relief …………………..125
Offsetting the Front Relief to a Back Relief………………….125
Toggling the Back Relief……………………………………………125
Using the Modelling Tools ………………………………………………….125
Creating a Two-Rail Swept Ring Shape……………………….125
Creating a Simple Swept Shape…………………………………..128
Unwrapping a Profile Vector………………………………………129
Creating a FlatPlane………………………………………………….129
Correcting a Vectorfor Height……………………………………129
Positioning Selected Vectors ………………………………………130
Closing the Ends ofa Shank Relief ……………………………..130
Multi-Sided Machining 131
Introduction……………………………………………………………………….131
The Process of Multi-Sided Machining …………………………………131
The Problem……………………………………………………………..131
Flat Work ………………………………………………………………………….132
Toolpath Orientations ………………………………………………..132
Manual Indexing……………………………………………………….133
Automatic Indexing…………………………………………………..133
Bridges …………………………………………………………………….133
Summary………………………………………………………………….133
Machine Set-up…………………………………………………………134
A Origin …………………………………………………………………..135
Z Origin …………………………………………………………………..135
Y Origin …………………………………………………………………..135
X Origin …………………………………………………………………..135
Advanced Flat Work …………………………………………………………..135
Rings ………………………………………………………………………………..136
Using the Multi-Sided Machining Wizard……………………………..136
Celtic Cross Pendant Tutorial 141
Overview …………………………………………………………………………..141
Celtic Cross Pendant…………………………………………………………..141
Creating a Toolpath Template………………………………………………142
Preparing the Model…………………………………………………..142
Creating the Roughing Toolpath …………………………………142
Creating the Finishing Toolpath ………………………………….143
Saving the Toolpath Template…………………………………….144
Opening the JewelSmith Project…………………………………………..144
Calculating the Toolpaths ……………………………………………………144
Understanding the ToolpathCalculation Process ……………………146

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