Visualizing contacts and occlusions

WarningThis page documents exocad's software releases from 2015 on. See documentation for older versions


To visualize distance to (or intersection with) antagonists, use the CAD button called "Show Distances". A new window will appear, and the CAD display will show the distance to antagonist for each restoration, color coded as follows:

Distance to Antagonist Scale - NEW.PNG

Using drop-down control [1], you can expose additional controls as follows:

Show distances - with Dropdown - NEW.PNG

Slider [2] controls the color scaling, visualized in the false-color bar above. [3] indicates first, the maximum intersection (or closest distance) at the current mouse position. Using checkboxes [4], you can enable/disable visualization both for antagonist intersection/distance and intersection/distance to adjacent teeth. You can switch between visualization of intersections and visualization of distance by opening the control [5].

Show distances + Show intersections - with Dropdown - NEWPIC.png

The default is intersection, which indicates the distance the scans overlap. Show Proximity [6] changes the display to measure the distance between non-overlapping scans.

TipYou can also visualize distance/intersection on healthy teeth (that is, on scan data) by checking Include healthy teeth [8] in the dropdown. You can also see the different occlusal contacts in dynamic occlusion here in the list [5] when using the Virtual Articulator module.

To disable all visualizations, click the "Show distances" CAD button.

TipRecommended reading: Advanced options