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.


Grasshopper is a graphic algorithm editor that makes it possible to create new forms through the use of the visual programming incorporated in Rhinoceros.
Visual programming is an extremely powerful tool which, while not requiring computer programming expertise, makes it possible to create new forms through function structures (nodes) that are optimal for repetitive operations or when it is necessary to resort to parametric design of the form.


The use of software for computer-assisted design makes it possible to model any object at all in three dimensions. The final goal is to achieve a 3D model for the creation of a prototype, to draft the executive technical drawings with the dimensional, mechanical and functional details, while also producing a photorealistic representation of the designed object (rendering). From a 3D model created using Rhinoceros, it is possible to utilise different rendering engines, both that included in Rhino and other software programmes. Flamingo nXt is a Rhinoceros plug-in, produced by the same software house, which can be used to generate high-quality images. It is a programme with a simple, user-friendly interface, which makes it possible to obtain excellent results without being experts in rendering. It is in fact ideal for those who want to achieve an excellent result in a short time, thus optimising production costs.