Model Creator Module
From exocad documentation
The Model Creator module allows the fabrication of digital models either by subtractive or additive methods. The models can be fabricated with any scannable material such as gypsum or die stone and can be sectioned or not. The model must be scanned with an open (STL format) or integrated scanner. These models can be made in the traditional way of having removable dies within the model, or on a prefabricated pinned base. This module also has the option of preparing for articulation using stabilization/occlusion rods and or posterior slot style receptacles for various articulation systems.
To begin , the DentalDB (database) must be filled out properly. See "Getting Started". Once done, the Model Creator button is pressed and the application is launched, the model fabrication process is started.
The Wizard will start with the Preparation margin detector in the draw function. See Detect / edit margins. Click next when completed margin detection.
The wizard will now be in Model Alignment. Here there are many options:
1. Choose Model Type, e.g. "Plate type", "Model without plate", or a vendor-specific preset (e.g. optimized for a certain production system). These are two basic different model fabrication processes. The model with plate is a pre-manufactured model base that will accomidate the model, which will be sectioned digitally, very similar to the traditional technique. The model without plate is a process of a solid model with the die/s being removable from within the main body of the model. This process is a common digital technique.
2. The indicator for the height of the maxillary or upper arch/model
3. The indicator for the height of the mandibular or lower arch/model
4. Indicator for an occlusal plane
5. Toggle view obstructions
6. Alignment option , Move freely, Move xy plane , Move z height
7. Rotaion alignment
8. Automatic arch/arches, model/s alignment.
9. Reset Alignment - If you moved the model and want to start re-alignment again
For plate-type models, the plate(s) will be visualized:
If you choose model with plate, the next step will be:
For plateless models, the upper and lower boundaries (which of course depend on your height setting) will be visualized:
If you choose a plateless model type, the next step is: