Medit ClinicCAD supports working with both prepared and pre-op scan data. You must have data for at least one arch to run the app.
Prepared data can be used to design any restoration, while pre-op data alone allows you to design only eggshell-type crowns and bridges.
- If needed, the pre-op data can be imported together with the prepared one and used for reference when editing the restoration.
- If your case has separate scan data for the maxilla/mandible and the abutment, the two will be automatically combined. After running the app, you will find the combined data in the Assign Data window. The new file will have either of these titles: Maxilla with Abutment or Mandible with Abutment.
- If your case has dynamic occlusion data captured in Medit Scan for Clinics, it will be automatically imported into the app. Use it for reference when adapting and adjusting the restoration.
You must gather all the data for the project in one case before running the app, as it cannot be imported afterward. There are two ways to add data to a Medit Link case.
Complete all necessary scans in Medit Scan for Clinics or Labs, and all acquired data will be automatically saved to your case.
Use the “Solid” option when scanning data in Medit Scan for Labs.
Ensure that the data for your target teeth has no major holes. Use “Fill Hole” before running the app if needed.
Add scan data that is stored locally by importing it through the “Attach” feature in the Case Detail window.
You can also continue working on your previously saved projects if you run the app from the same case again.
Projects that were created in Medit Temporaries are not supported by Medit ClinicCAD.
Medit ClinicCAD does not modify or interpret the original 3D data for medical use; the software only provides the anatomical geometries to create virtual models of the restorations.
3D Data Control
You can control imported 3D data using a mouse alone or both mouse and keyboard.
3D data control using a mouse
|Scroll the mouse wheel.
|Double-click on the data.
|Double-click on the background.
|Right-click and drag.
|Hold both buttons (or wheel) and drag.
3D data control using mouse and keyboard
There are multiple options for saving your project data.
1. “Complete” button in the final step Use the “Complete” button when you have finished designing the restoration. It will create two files in the case: the project file and the restoration design file. The latter is the file that can be further used for printing or milling.
A) Restoration design file B) Project file
Complete Button Options (available in the final step only)
Use this feature to customize the “Complete” button by setting additional tasks that it will perform upon clicking.
1. Choose “Include Construction File” if you need a construction info file that is required for milling or CAM software.
2. Choose “Export to PC” if you want to download created files to your computer immediately after completing the project.
2. “Save” or “Save As” options in Menu These options create and affect only the project file. The project file records the work progress, allowing users to continue working on existing projects from where they left off. Use “Save As” to save a non-finished project or save the currently opened project under a new name. Use “Save” to overwrite the currently opened project.
In addition, if you terminate the program using “Exit,” you will be asked whether or not to save the work in progress.
Teeth libraries are provided when designing restorations based on the scan data of already prepared teeth (Prepared Data Module). There are 4 default libraries, but users can expand the list of available libraries via Libraries Management.
The Libraries Management feature provides tools for managing the list of available libraries and editing the library data. To use this feature, click the gear icon in the Library toolbox.
You can have a maximum of 20 libraries. The complete list of your libraries is stored locally, so if you log in on a different computer, only the default libraries will be available.
How to manage the libraries list
Users can add, delete, export, and modify libraries in the list using the tools provided in the management widget on the right.
The default libraries can be modified only after cloning.
|Import from PC
Import the teeth library stored on your computer.
This feature supports only Medit ClinicCAD libraries saved in .meditLib format.
|Export the teeth library to the local PC or Medit Link.
|Create a copy of the library.
|Delete the library
|Change the name of the library.
|Restore the library data by undoing all sculpting.
There is one more option for adding a library to the list - “Import from Medit Link.” This feature allows you to browse Medit Link cases for segmented teeth data and import it as a library into the app.
To use this option, you must have a case with segmented teeth data that was exported from Medit Ortho Simulation with the ‘open teeth’ setting.
Currently, only the ‘open teeth’ segmented data generated by Medit Ortho Simulation can be used in this feature.
How to edit library data
Teeth data of a library can be edited using “Sculpting.” With the provided tools you can add, remove, smooth, or morph teeth data of a selected library.
Adjust the tooth’s visibility in the Data Tree for a more comfortable editing process.
The default libraries can be modified only after cloning.
In Medit ClinicCAD, users can manually configure printing parameters or use presets. The list of available presets is provided in the Parameter Settings widget.
If you do not register your 3D printer upon the initial launch of the app, you will have only the default preset in your list. To expand and control your preset list, use the Presets Management feature (the gear icon next to Preset List).
The Preset Management feature allows you to control the preset list, edit the available presets, import preset files received from another user, or get the recommended preset by registering your 3D printers.
How to manage the preset list
Users can export, delete, rename, and edit the values of the preset selected in the list on the left.
After making changes, you can restore the preset values back to the recommended ones via “Reset.”
If you received a preset file from another Medit user, add it to your list by importing it from the local storage.
Even if you change the original name of the recommended preset, it will always be shown at the top in “Printer Info.”
How to get recommended preset
If you skipped printer registration upon the initial app launch, use the “Register Printer” button to add it later.
To register your printer, select its manufacturer > printer > printing material. You can register up to 5 printers. Once you register your printers, click “Confirm,” and a preset with recommended values will be added to your list.
If your printer isn’t listed, scroll down in the manufacturer section and click “Printer Request.”