Design Mode (Shift+F1)- Clicking this will make the title bar usable. This enables you to be able to close out or minimize.
Save Modeling- Clicking this will save where you are in the design so you can close out and return to it later.
If Save Modeling is grey, you will not be able to save and your design will not be generated. This may be because you do not have enough CAD Points, you are out of Saves on a demo module, or you do not have the required module for the restoration you are designing.
Expert Mode- Enables more hidden buttons on the side toolbar. The ones hidden are: take screenshot, perspective view, and show annotations.
Quick Views (Ctrl+Alt+Home/End/Up) - Click these to go through your quick views instead of rotating.
Set Front View- Use this to set what you want to be the front view. To set, look at where you want the front to be, and click this button. Now when you click the front view button on the quick views, , what you chose as your front view will become the view.
2D Cross Section- Use this to measure parts of your design. Click it, then right click and drag the line through the part of the design you wish to measure.
Then a small window will pop up in the bottom right.
Now you can click two points and it will tell you the distance in mm.
Virtual Articulator- Use this to bring up the virtual articulator.
Measurement Grid- This will make a grid visible in your design. Use this as a measuring tool.
Realview- Clicking this will bring in the photo attached to your order form. If you do not have a photo attached, this will also allow you to choose one to import.
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Validation- Using this will force the minimum thickness for your material settings if you haven't yet already done so. You can also check the “Update Automatically” button and this will happen automatically for you.
Bounding Box- This will put a bounding box around your units. It’s outlining the borders of an active element of the restoration or the whole restoration.
Create Snapshot- Clicking this will take a snapshot of your design. The shot is taken of the part that you are looking at.
In the window that appears you can add comments to your screenshot. Also, clicking the paint brush will bring you into paint so you can make any annotations or notes.
Perspective View- This will toggle your view from the standard Isometric view to the Perspective view.
Configure 2D Overlays- Use this to line up anteriors.
Show Annotations- Clicking this will show or hide the annotations on the design.
Material Shaders- Clicking this will change the colors of your restorations depending on which material you are using.
Show Textures- This will turn textures on on your units and models. This will depend on which library you are using and whether your scanner can acquire texture. (CAP Anatomy library does not show this. Only D800 and newer scanner can scan texture)
Measure distance to adjacent- Use this tool to measure the distance between you design and the adjacent tooth.
Show Scanner Acquired Texture- Enables the mode for viewing hand-drawn markings on the scan (D800/D810, D900). This feature is only available for removable partial dentures and dies.