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  • Show us your cases and ask questions or get feedback and teach others.
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    Workflow discussions around the base crown & bridge DentalCAD program.
  • Make exocad your own by sharing your edits here.
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  • All things Denture related. Single arch and full sets.
  • Discussions surrounding exoplan.
  • Discussions about implant supported restorations.
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  • Using all of the functions DentalCAD is capable of.
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Exocademy Layout Zero Lesson Courses Course & Lesson Notes To access this post, you must purchase XOcademy Annual Membership, XOcademy Annual Membership with Base Dongle or exocad Ultimate Lab Bundle.

In this quick tip, I demonstrate how to download the ZRS tooth libraries directly to your exocad Galway installation folder from within the DentalCAD program.

In this XOcademy video, I discuss how to make some simple changes to your XML files that enable some nice little customizations. Do you ever want to change the insertion direction of your crown or bridge? Some new exocad users have found it confusing, having to go to expert mode and selecting the correct step. By adding a single line of code to the settings file, you can enable the Correct Insertion Direction step by default. The second setting involves contact areas. By default, DentalCAD doesn’t display adjacent contacts. You have to enable adjacents contact visualization manually. By adding another single line of code, you can have adjacent contact visualization enabled by default, saving you a few button clicks. Even though these are small changes, I’ve found it makes my workflow more automated and enjoyable.

To access this post, you must purchase XOcademy Annual Membership, XOcademy Annual Membership with Base Dongle or exocad Ultimate Lab Bundle.

v2.4 Plovdiv - Release Candidate The next version of exocad dentalCAD, v2.4 Plovdiv, is out for testing. One of the big changes in this version is the functionality of the full dentures add-on module. Exocad now allows design of a…

Quick Tip - Database Customization This video explains how to change your exocad CAD-DATA database location and folder and file naming convention. The default folder name that exocad saves each project in doesn't contain pertinent case information, like case name…

Quick Tip - Articulating Quadrant Scans This Quick Tip shows you how to articulate scans when you don't have a full arch and cannot use automatic alignment. Your Name Your Email Message Send Message Check out XOcademy on Social Media…

Quick Tip - Webview This Quick Tip shows you how to generate a webview compatible file for you to email your technician, patient, or other collaborators. Your Name Your Email Message Send Message Check out XOcademy on Social Media [et_social_follow…

Quick Tip - Virtual Bracket Removal This Quick Tip is a summary how to remove orthodontic brackets or attachments to fabricate retainers before the patient's debonding appointment. This way, your patient doesn't need a separate appointment just for retainer delivery.…

Here's a Watch Me Work video designing upper and lower immediate dentures for a doc in a pinch. This entire design took about 1:15 and the office was able to print (a few states away), characterize, and deliver right after…

Quick Tip - Inverting Normals This Quick Tip reviews how to flip or invert the normals of the .STL mesh. This allows me to scan an impression and invert it to use it as a scan in the workflow. In…

Webinar - Smile Design Preview In this Weekly Webinar recording I review the Smile Design module available with the upcoming Matera release. In this webinar we discussed: ✅Invoking the Smile Design module.✅Importing retracted and smile view photos.✅Using the multi-planar tooth…

Webinar - Custom Tooth Library In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to create your own custom tooth library. In this webinar we discussed: ✅Various tooth anatomical regions.✅Changing tooth anatomy definitions.✅Creating a novel tooth library from .STL files. Your…

Webinar - Default Material Parameters In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to change the default material parameters. In this webinar we discussed: ✅How to change the default material parameters.✅How to alter the milling parameter extreme values.✅The differences between…

Webinar - Denture Base MeshMixer In this Weekly Webinar recording I review tools to create a denture base with MeshMixer using designs from exocad. In this webinar we discussed: ✅How to perform Boolean operations in MeshMixer✅Duplicating objects.✅Transforming objects by rotation,…

This Quick Tip reviews how to change the default material settings you select in DentalDB. This helps me to ensure I have my preferred settings as defaults so I don’t miss any changes I need to make for every design…

Webinar - All-On-X Conversion Using MeshMixer Here is the fourteenth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the next phase of All-On-X treatment - creating conversion dentures. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to design a full arch prosthesis.✅ How you can…

Webinar - Margination Here is the eleventh of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the next phase of All-On-X treatment. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to design a full arch prosthesis.✅ How you can alter the prosthesis using attachments.✅ How you should…

Webinar - Margination Here is the tenth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing margination during the design process. In this webinar we discussed: ✅ How to margination methods work.✅ How can you alter the jaw scan if you see acquisition errors?✅ What you…

Webinar - Waxup Preview Here is the ninth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing provisionalization. Chairside temporaries can look beautiful and be efficient. But nothing beats having those temps sitting on the counter top, waiting for the patient beforehand. For…

Webinar - Waxup Preview Here is the eighth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing single waxup previews. Case presentation can make or break a case. If you don't have a realistic preview or expectation of what treatment outcomes can look…

Webinar - Same Day Flipper Here is the seventh of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing single interim partial dentures. Flippers are one of those things that when you need it, you need it yesterday. What if you could print a…

Webinar - All about bite splints Here is the sixth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing bite splints. Bite splint therapy is one of the more common procedures in the office. What if you could print a splint and deliver…

Webinar - ROI/ROE with Kevin Rossen Here is the fifth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing ROI/ROE as they relate to the business side of digital dentistry. Return on investment is only one way to measure what you will get…

Webinar - Scan Bodies Here is the fourth of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the scan bodies. I first thought scan bodies only relayed what kind of implant and platform I was using to restore to. Boy, was I ever…

Webinar - Bite Splints Appliances and Attachments Here is the third of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the bite splints, appliances, and attachments. Here's the replay video for XOcademy students to view, no additional registration required. We discussed: ✅  Setting…

Webinar - All-On-X Part 01 Here is the second of our Weekly Webinar Series discussing the first step in the All-On-X prosthesis workflow. Here's the replay video for XOcademy students to view, no additional registration required. We discussed: ✅  Setting…

Webinar - Surgical guide, custom abutment, single unit implant crown A new platform I am trying to get in my regular rotation is a weekly webinar where I share my workflows for different projects. It's like weekly open office hours…

Single Tooth Mirrored Mirror a Single Central Exocad is great at creating full arch prostheses and appliances, but it can also handle single units without a problem. And we don't always need the software to design a full arch. We…

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