Tipping the Scale

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Taking the guesswork out of real-world 3-D model dimensions

By Darla Alvarez, GIA Jewelry Design & Technology Instructor

CAD modelers are constantly balancing the size of a model as it appears on a 2-D computer monitor with the size of its 3-D real-world counterpart. We will discuss three ways to help tip the scale in our favor, allowing us to make more informed dimensional decisions while we model.

Method 1