Rhinoceros is a top-level software for 3D modelling, one of the most widely used in the world. It has indeed become the gold standard in professional architecture and industrial design studios and for enterprises working in many other fields, including the jewellery sector. It is also widely used in the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) environment, in rapid prototyping and reverse engineering. It is a CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) application for the three-dimensional modelling of surfaces using NURBS (Non Uniform Rational B-Splines), developed by Robert McNeel and Associates. The combination of the precision typical of the CAD systems with the flexibility of Spline modelling has made Rhino an extremely powerful and precise programme, at once flexible and intuitive. Rhino can be used to create any form that may be required in the sphere of design, to study complex geometry, to explore the 3D world and to produce technical drawings and real objects in resin (rapid prototyping). It can also be utilised in combination with other software, since it supports numerous graphic and modelling standards including DWG, DXF, 3DS, IGES, OBJ, LWO,STL, SLC, VRML, BMP, TGA, JPG
RhinoPro-J is a professional plug-in for Rhinoceros which is specific for jewellery.
Using its internal plug-ins it is possible to design pavé, settings and updates; automate the process of modelling quickly and easily (creation of rings, hollowing out, variations of sizes, mountings, claws...) modelling highly detailed objects, (bas-relief, modelled with wire, chord...) the use of instruments created for the preparation of 3D printing.