CAD stands for Computer-aided design.
Computer software is used for the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.
There are two different categories of CAD software frequently used in jewellery design and manufacturing:
Rapid prototyping is a collective term of techniques used to quickly build a physical model of a 3-dimensional CAD file. Rapid prototyping techniques can be additive like 3D printing or subtractive like grinding, turning and milling.