Select one of the following options for the technical integration of your data:
1) Actual geometries, suitable for milling in-house.
2) “Modified” geometries that can only be used by your own milling center.
Important note: For every library you would like to have signed, select one of the two options. It is not possible to combine different options within a single implant library directory.
Send your request to email@example.com, stating your desired option. We will then inform you about the next steps.
Following initial contact and a review of your request, we will send you all the information you need to create DentalCAD and Model Creator libraries.
As soon as you have finished creating your libraries, send the data to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you include an appropriate subject line (manufacturer, library name/type) and compress the data into a .zip folder before sending.
exocad will test and integrate the data, if no modifications are necessary. If any questions arise, you will receive a direct reply to your inquiry ticket with a request to correct the data. Once the integration is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and a link to download the data from our portal.
In general, libraries will be signed within fourteen days of receipt of the final data. If any delays arise, we will inform you in the relevant ticket.
No, the data is converted into a proprietary file format and thereby protected. (The simplified geometries used to match the scan markers remain in .stl file format in order to ensure compatibility with a variety of different scanner software systems.)
Yes, the Implant Library Editor is provided in the secure area on our website to make the creation of libraries as convenient as possible for you. An exocad software license is required for its usage. At the beginning of a project, you will be provided with information about how to obtain a license for creating libraries and for access to the secure area.
No, the license agreement must be sent in duplicate, completely signed by hand (on all pages of the document) to our headquarters in Darmstadt. After it has been reviewed, you will receive a countersigned version for your records. Please make sure that your address is correct and provide us with your return address too. We require the complete contract, not just the signature page.
The folders and file paths are referenced in the exocad software and used by downstream software systems (e.g. CAM software) to identify the library. The use of special characters or excessively long character strings can lead to error messages in the software.
Dummy geometries are data that can only be used for fabrication in milling centers or for the fabrication of which special tools are required.
Real geometries are data that can be used by end users for direct production.
In order to make the 'Library is unsigned' dialog box disappear, it is necessary to have the libraries officially signed by exocad. You will find the steps necessary for doing so on this website.
Once you have sent us an integration request and we receive the signed license agreement back from you, we will send you a dongle for creating implant libraries. This dongle will be valid for one year from activation.
You will find the necessary steps for testing libraries with modified connections (“dummy libraries”) on this website.
Send us a message to email@example.com and include a clear subject line. To ensure that it can be processed as quickly as possible, you should ideally write your email in German or English.
No: Due to our internal rules on inquiry tracking, communication is only possible via our ticket system.
We recommend 1,000 to 5,000. When the complexity is higher, the mesh can also have up to 10,000 triangles.
This is a rotation protection mechanism between implant interface and implant abutment.
This is the number of possible insertion positions in the axial direction of the interface.
Forms the titanium base interface, including a cement gap. A pure surface mesh with two open envelope curves at the emergence profile interface and the screw channel of the titanium base.
Pure surface mesh including interface geometry with two open envelope curves at the emergence profile interface and the screw channel.
Please also refer to the notes for creating DentalCAD libraries in our instruction manual.
Simply copy the desired library folder into the respective directory:
For Model Creator:
Please ensure that there is only one folder with the associated data and that the folders are not nested within one another. Here you will find instructions for installing libraries.
A signed library is a library that has been tested by exocad and then signed. On our download portal, the exocad libraries are provided to registered users.
An unsigned library is a library that you have created yourself, without exocad being involved in any way. The Implant Library Editor only performs a basic test as to whether the meshes are correct; as such, self-created libraries can contain errors that lead to software malfunctions. Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to use unsigned libraries, except for testing purposes. The software will display multiple warning messages if you use an unsigned library.
Please note: exocad does not accept any bug reports for any datasets that were created using unsigned libraries. Moreover, exocad does not provide support for creating libraries that are not intended to be signed later.
Once a library has been initially added to our system and made available on the download portal, such libraries may be subsequently edited by exocad. This may be because new features are added for upcoming software releases, or because bugs that are brought to our attention by customers need to be eliminated. It is therefore necessary to retrieve the most recent data from our download portal before updating the libraries and then use it to update the data. If you do not comply with this process, your integration will be rejected.
Implant Connection IDs are used to generate compatibilities between implant libraries (exoplan) and DentalCAD libraries. The ID describes the implant system and implant size. Additional setting options are the number of insertion positions and the reference height vis-à-vis the implant.
You can request a complete list of existing IDs from exocad. If you require a new ID because it is not yet in the list, the ID can be added by the integration team at exocad.
DentalCAD prosthetic components
Model Creator components
After finishing library creation, all exoplan libraries are going through an in-depth internal validation and testing process that ends with securing the .stl files and signing the libraries.
We are prioritizing the creation task process of exoplan libraries based on the market share of the implants as well as if the implant manufacturer is also an exoplan reseller.
exoplan sleeve/kit reliance on exoplan implant libraries:
Please note, that the creation of sleeve/kit libraries is a subsequent task to the implant library integration.
We first have to finish the implant library creation / library updates of your implant libraries and then we are able to handle the libraries for your sleeve and kits.
This is because we first have to initialize and validate some information in the implant libraries which will be used after that in the sleeve and kits.
exocad DentalCAD prosthetics reliance on exoplan implant libraries:
Please note, that the update of your exocad DentalCAD prosthetic libraries for the immediate load feature is a subsequent task to the implant library integration.
We first have to finish the implant library creation / library updates of your implant libraries and then we are able to update your prosthetic libraries with the compatibilities.
This is because we first have to initialize and validate some information in the implant libraries which will be used after that in prosthetic libraries.
To ensure to let us fill in all available compatibilities into your prosthetic libraries, you have to provide in the prosthetic libraries the correct geometry for your ti-base without distorted connection geometry.
exocad Model Creator prosthetics reliance on DentalCAD prosthetic libraries:
Please note, that the update of your Model Creator libraries requires correct exocad DentalCAD prosthetic libraries.
This is because we first have to initialize and validate some information in the exocad DentalCAD prosthetic libraries which will be used after that in the Model Creator libraries.