Exocad MillBox Intergration
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Exocad - MillBox Intergration

This guide explains how to set up the integration of MillBox into Exocad software.

We can create an Automatic workflow by reading some information about a dental CAD job.

Exocad Millbox Integration – How to create Materials in Exocad

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Open the WorkParametersConfig Tool.exe located in C:\EXOCAD\DentalDB\bin

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Select an existing material that is similar to (general characteristics) the Material that you want add and make a copy

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Set your desired name.

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In this way you can copy and paste the same settings for all types of reconstructions without having to set them all manually and your Material Name.

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Remember to create a copy of “your Material” and set it for "_3ax" like this:

Glass Ceramic_3ax

This is needed to have the same materials for 3ax Machine Selection possible in Exocad.

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*The first time you create the _3ax copy of your material it will be written like this:

Nano Ceramic/ Nano Ceramic
Nano Ceramic3ax/ Nano Ceramic3ax

To remove the name with _3ax we must have to edit the Material.xml located in DentalDB/Languages

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Now go in: C:\EXOCAD\DentalDB\languages
And edit the file: Materials.xml
You can right click and open with Notepad or Notepad ++

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Add the selected lines in your Materials List.
This will write to the file, the name of the desired Materials to be in the .constructioninfo file.
Now Nano Ceramic_3ax / Nano Ceramic_3ax will be showed without _3ax.

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Close and re-start the WorkParametersConfigTool.exe
Once you restart, you can see, like picture, the actual shown name.
Repeat this process to create your Materials List shown and written in Exocad.


Integration Files

  • defaultsettings-db.xml ~ Used in the Creation of MillBox Icon inside of Excocad
  • millbox32x32.png ~ Used in the Creation of MillBox Icon inside of Excocad
  • Materials.xml ~ Used to create a relationship between Exocad Materials and MillBox Materials.
  • WorkParamsDB-CIMsystem-Standard.xml ~ Used to create a relationship between Exocad Materials and MillBox Materials.

  • mat_list.dat *optional ~ Recognition Rules
  • conversion.ini ~ Recognition Rules

Creation of the MillBox Icon in Excocad

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Adding the MillBox icon

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Go in .......\exocad-DentalCAD-64Bit-2019-12-17\DentalDB\config and edit the defaultsettings-db.xml

Copy and paste these following lines of code into the defaultsettings-db.xml:

<StartButton ImageColor="#FF072996">
       <Icon>millbox32x32</Icon>
       <Caption>MillBox</Caption>
       <ExecPath value="C:\MillBox_CIMsystem\millbox\MillBox.exe">
         <Params value="%ci"/>
       </ExecPath>
     </StartButton>

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Add the selected lines in your Materials List.

This will write the name of the desired Materials to be in the .constructioninfo file.

Now Nano Ceramic_3ax/ Nano Ceramic_3ax
Will be showed without _3ax

Materials Relationship

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Paste our WorkParamsDB-CIMsystem.xml in the folder ......\exocad-DentalCAD-64Bit-2019-12-17\DentalDB\config

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Recognition Rules

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Paste the conversion.ini file in the subfolder C:\Millbox_...\millbox

Activation of Reading the construction files

Go into the Control Panel of MillBox using the elevated dealer codes to open.

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Uncheck "ignore supplemental CAD files (Constructioninfo, .pts, ETC...)

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Start with Integration

Set the new Material list in Exocad

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