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converting designs
« on: July 02, 2024, 03:49:28 PM »
I use to use gem cad for this, but as I can't get datevue to work I'll have to find another way. Say i find a design that I would like to cut but it's printed with angles for quartz but I want to cut it in sapphire. Now to the Question is; there a formula for converting the angles? I know that there is John West's angle worksheet out there but a formula that I could plug into a spread sheet and change the angles that way.


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Re: converting designs
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2024, 09:19:13 AM »
I would be very tempted if I were you to splash out and buy GemCutStudio if you don't already have it, it is a good investment to use in your craft. You will have to enter the design first if you don't have a .gem or .asc file, I have found this very easy using the 'Arbitrary Mode' in the software. You can optimise the design for any RI using a great visual tool. You will probably get much better results to apply to your valuable sapphire rough than a hit and miss manual method, particularly for more custom designs.

Another option if you can't justify the purchase of GCS at this stage is to upload the design to the Forum if it is open-source and has no copyright issues. In this case there would be people on the forum willing to do it for you, myself included as long as you don't mind publicly sharing the final design.

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Re: converting designs
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2024, 11:09:59 AM »
Thanks for the offer, but I what the formula to do it with a calculator, as there must be a conversation formula or gem cad etc wouldn't work


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