Model Creator Module

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Model Creator Plateless ModelWatch the video tutorial: Model Creator Plateless Model

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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.

Model Alignment

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 Model Alignment step. Here there are many options:

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  • 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 accommodate the model, which will be sectioned digitally, very similar to the traditional technique. The model without a 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. See Model type for further information.

  • 2 Some model types also have the option to select different variations for example cutout dies, gingiva mask flat, and others. Check the sections below for detailed information.

  • 3 Clicking this icon, will save this model type as the default. It will be preselected when starting the Model Alignment.

  • 4 Select the presets according to the supplier of the manufacturing equipment.

  • 5 Alignment option, Move freely, Move xy plane , Move z height. To move, click on the models to drag and drop.

  • 6 Rotate freely.To “Rotate”, hold down the control. If you use a model with a base plate, you can also rotate the scan data around the occlusal axis to align the scan to the base plate.

  • 7 Automatic align, model/s alignment.

  • 8 Reset Alignment - If you moved the model and want to start re-alignment again.

  • 9 The indicator for the height of the maxillary or upper arch/model

  • 10 The indicator for the height of the mandibular or lower arch/model.

  • 11 Overall height of the models.

  • 12 Toggle view obstructions.
  • TipTo move the models, left-click on the models and drag, and to rotate the model hold the CTRL button and left-click on mouse.

    Model type:

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    Plate model

    Model Alignment Type 3.1 1.png

    Plateless model

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    Plateless model (quick)

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    Plateless model (with drain holes for 3D print)

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    Plateless model (with lab analog seating check window)

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    Plateless model (predefined base)

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    Digital waxup model

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    Baumann - Modellsystem 2000 EVO plate

    Model Alignment Type 3.1 8.png

    Dreve - Plateless model solid (gingiva mask flat)

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    formlabs 3B - Plateless model

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    Inhio B.B.R. srl. - BasePin PBSM02 plate

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    Red Dental - Dental Pin ART evolution plate

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    Zfx - Digital-intraModel System plate

    Model Alignment Type 3.1 13.png For plate-type models, the plate(s) will be visualized:

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    Warning Areas marked in red will be removed

    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:

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    Warning Remember that areas marked in red will be removed

    If you choose a plateless model type, the next step is: