tooth libraries...

Discussion in 'exocad' started by kronus, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. kronus

    kronus New Member

    Starting to play with the tooth library editor. Scanned a tooth or two and was able to make an uploadable file. The libraries included with the system only come with 8 files for each arch. Does the software automatically mirror the images with tooth libraries? I was really thinking of just creating some posteriors. Anyone have any good libraries to share? I'll really start creating once I get my exocad on my laptop going....
     
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  2. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    I may be wrong, but I believe you have to have all the anteriors as well to make a complete library.
    You may be able to load a single tooth from 'Load Custom Tooth' option from a file folder.
     
  3. kronus

    kronus New Member

    yeah, I just loaded as a custom tooth. I did have some issues as it was backwards etc... That's why I was wondering about how the official libraries work. Also the tools didn't seem to work perfectly. I'll play with it and figure it out. Gotta find time though.
     
  4. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    You will need to put them into Model Editor to orient them properly. Also you will assign the cusp tips etc. so the software behaves as expected during design. Read the PDF and play with it. It takes time, but we all have extra time, right??:rolleyes:
     
  5. lucky54

    lucky54 Well-Known Member

    And loade up here :)
     
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  6. French Cadman

    French Cadman Administrator Staff Member

    Nice kronus, we await your American creativity !
    Show us your talent !

    Yes ................................................ You can !

    :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2015
  7. kronus

    kronus New Member

    PDF? is there some sort of tutorial or preferred way to do this? I'll attach a tooth file as soon as I get some things figured out here.
     
  8. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    PDF instruction
     

    Attached Files:

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  9. kronus

    kronus New Member

    Nice little tutorial. Thanks!
     
  10. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Disregard the last part of the instruction about forming to the arch. I believe that is for older build versions.
    Most important is the xml files from generic library and making sure the have been through Model Editor and
    saved in .eoff.
     
  11. kronus

    kronus New Member

    Does the xml files tell exocad if the tooth is #3, or #14... stuff like that?
     
  12. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    In my experience (not much) you only need to do half an arch 1-8 same for lower. When you copy the xml files from the generic library and paste them into the tooth library folder you made and insert that into the metadata file everything works.
    I do have one library that doesn't work, but haven't had the time to look for the problem. Take your time putting the tooth stl files through the model editor.
     
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  13. Elab

    Elab Active Member

    Quick question, I have a model of anterior teeth I want in my library. My plan is to section the teeth so I can scan them individually.
    Then grind away the tissue area.

    Does it matter what they look like below the CEJ? Does one design work better than another? Does skinny, fat, straight or tapered make any difference (I'm still talking about the teeth) ?
     
  14. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    I'm no expert, but I would make the necks of the teeth long and slightly tapered when trimming away the tissue. After scanning, edit off the very bottom. Model Editor wants open bottoms on the mesh. Pontics don't need closed bottoms in exocad any longer.

    I have several tooth libraries, some are short right at the CEJ, some tapered, some straight. I prefer tapered more like the root plane. The longer they are the better they seem to adapt on scans with significant bone loss.
     
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  15. Elab

    Elab Active Member

    Thanks, exactly the info I was looking for.
     
  16. hytav

    hytav New Member

    Someone mention that you can use Adobe 9 Pro extended to save a 3DPDF file into a .STL. What qualifying Adobe product do we need to install that type of Adobe software? Thanks
     
  17. lucky54

    lucky54 Well-Known Member

    Any idea how to convert .eoff to .stl
     
  18. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Why do you need to convert to stl? You can alter eoff files in Model Editor.
     
  19. lucky54

    lucky54 Well-Known Member

    have a friend who would like to get some of my .eoff files in stl any idea?
     
  20. cadfan

    cadfan Moderator Staff Member

    If you have access and can export them no problem
     

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