4 Days Total--Sat & Sun, April 8, 9, 29, 30, 2017 In this cutting edge workshop, CAD design will be taught using a free program called Pro Design. This software makes it possible to explore your design options and to actually experience CAD design in jewelry making before spending many hundreds of dollars on expensive software. After taking this comprehensive workshop, students will understand the design/build process and will be able to make an informed decision whether or not CAD design is what they want to pursue. Options on other software will be discussed in class. The software that will be used in class will require a laptop with Windows 8, Windows 10 or Vista and either a 32 or 64 bit CPU with enough memory to run the internet without pauses. If you have a lot of information on your computer, you may want to do maintenance before class to make sure the unit is operating at its full potential. For those of you who will wish to proceed with CAD after class and use a professional program such as Rhino, you will want to have a computer that has the capability to run video games.