Novedge: What is the idea behind 2Shapes?
Rafael del Molino: With years of experience in the industry, we identified some significant problems that jewelry stores are still currently facing in order to remain competitive. Markets are evolving and product customization is a big part of the new trends. With that idea in mind, we thought about giving jewelry stores the ability to offer their customers choices over the concept the design and the price point.
Novedge: Do you need Rhino to use 2Shapes?
Rafael del Molino: 2Shapes is a standalone cloud solution for now, although we are starting to work on a Rhino plug-in to merge both solutions into a seamless design experience.
Novedge: Who is the typical 2Shapes user?
Rafael del Molino: Our most typical users are jewelry stores that don't have any knowledge of CAD design or modeling expertise. But 2Shapes is also used by salespeople, manufacturing managers, 3D designers, marketers, and even the one-person army. The traditional jeweler that wants to take a step further into digitalization can find 2Shapes a great solution.
Novedge: What design needs are finally addressed by 2Shapes?
Rafael del Molino: There are many design needs covered by 2Shapes. These are the most important:
- End-customers can design their jewelry without aid, since the interface is so intuitive. They can do so on your online catalog or physically in the store.
- 2Shapes makes sure that everything you do is ready for print. You just have to focus on the design. Everything you create inside the platform can be downloaded in various formats and then correctly printed on a 3D printer.
- Rendering has never been so easy. 2Shapes generates an automatic render or you can select an angle of your choosing.