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Using control points to refine CAD designs

By Darla Alvarez

Many CAD programs feature integrated, jewelry specific tools to make modeling more efficient. For example, using profiles along a rail is the most common approach to forming the primary shape of a design, and, most of the time, a CAD program effortlessly blends these shapes for the desired result. Occasionally though, the desired result is beyond the software’s blending capability, and further dissection is required to create a more pleasing shape. However, by turning on and manipulating the control points, you will be able to easily modify the design.