Reviews of 3DESIGN CAD jewellery software and services from Sierra Consultancy
Hear what UK and Ireland jewellers say about our software and services
"We highly recommend Sierra Consultancy, Pooja Sahny and 3DESIGN. As a Company Diamond Centre Wales has grown over the last 10 years. A large part of that is due to embracing technological advances. By utilising 3DESIGN, it has allowed us to draw up intricate bespoke pieces, quickly and efficiently. We have been able to create designs without any boundaries.
The software is reliable, intuitive, user-friendly and includes regular version upgrades (a must in this evolving sector). Training courses were tailored to our company needs. They were delivered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainers.
DeepImage™ rendering software has allowed us to interact with our client base, by sending photo-realistic creations. This has in turn allowed for us to collaborate with our client before the final piece is made.
The software is only as good as the support team behind it, and with reliable customer care, support and training, Pooja Sahny is a credit to her company, Sierra Consultancy. With over 10 years operating 3DESIGN, four dedicated 3DESIGN users, we wouldn’t choose anyone else."
Simon Evans, CAD Manager
"I didn’t have a clue where to start looking for a CAD jewellery software solution. I did some basic research on the internet and came across a website called cadjewelleryskills.com I found that site to be informative, giving frank and unbiased opinions on the leading CAD software programmes. This led me to exploring the 3DESIGN website, before contacting them directly.
I chose 3DESIGN above the alternatives for 3 reasons. Firstly, I felt as a complete novice to CAD that this would be the easiest to learn from scratch, without it being limited in its’ capabilities compared to the others available. Secondly, I found the parametric feature very appealing. Lastly, after speaking with each of the companies on my CAD shortlist, Pooja at 3DESIGN inspired the most confidence about the product, ongoing support and the initial and (optional) ongoing training.
The training was excellent and gave me a good basic knowledge of how the system works. As a complete CAD novice, I was able to design several pieces of jewellery by the end of the 3 days. I was given the confidence to experiment with the software without fear of any type of disaster! Any queries I have ever had about the system have been dealt with very quickly by Pooja. I subscribe to the technical desk but have never actually had cause to use it. The online “care-lounge” videos I subscribe to have proven invaluable over the last four years. They are simple to follow and cover just about every feature within the software. I have also downloaded the complete manual for 3DESIGN and 3SHAPER, which are incredibly informative and easy to follow.
I have been using the software for almost four years and do not ever envisage changing."
Martin Furber, Director
"As a master pattern maker, I started experimenting with a few jewellery software packages to get the level of accuracy I needed for more ridged and symmetrical patterns. When you specialise in animal carvings, there is a degree of tolerance for artistic interpretation. For custom-made and mass-produced articles, 3DESIGN offers the best solution on the market.
3DESIGN has a really pleasing interface that makes it comfortable to navigate around. You get instant gratification with the creation you are working on, by seeing it come alive in the material of your choice. With DeepImage™ you are able to produce stunning renders. The software also offers the flexibility of exporting your design in various file formats.
I began learning 3DESIGN by going through the online Training Lounge tutorials to get to a Beginners level. I then booked a group 3SHAPER training session followed by a bespoke one-to-one 3DESIGN course with Pooja, which was tailored exactly to my requirements and pace. After a year of use, I then did a further one-to-one training course with Pooja.
Pooja’s professional approach, support and endless energy is a perfect combination to equip you with the knowledge needed to fully utilise 3DESIGN to your particular style."
Roz Buehrlen, Director