The new version 6.0 of Planmeca PlanCAD® Easy has elevated the software to an entirely new level. We have introduced numerous great new features based on customer feedback. The motion control system for scanners has made the entire scanning process smoother and more hygienic, while automatically superimposed HD images make margin lines clearer to see than ever before, and the awaited mirror function allows mirroring contralateral teeth when designing restorations.
Read on to find out about all the new features and improvements!
Icons have been added to and repositioned on the Scan screen.
Scan body (New)*
Scan settings (New)
Click the tip of the scanner graphic to see the tip Information.
*The Scan Body model type is for export cases only.
The scanning distance indicator is now represented by a box on the building model. The box outlines the current focus area – its colour changes based on how close or far the scanner is from the surface that is being scanned. The colour range goes from green (close) to orange and red (far).
If you accidentally scan a model after selecting a wrong scan type, the model can be changed to the correct type afterwards.
• Right-click and hold the mouse cursor on top of the scan type icon – up and down arrows will replace the standard cursor image.
• Drag the cursor to the desired scan type and release the mouse button.
• A message asking if would you like to swap the scan mode data will appear – click OK to reset the alignment and complete the swap. The message will vary depending on which scan models are being swapped.
New functionalities have been added to the buttons of our intraoral scanners.
When you see the following icons on pop-up screens, you can use the top or bottom button to choose the option instead of clicking with the mouse
You can either copy existing contralateral dentition or a previously designed restoration to the prep design.
Note: Any changes made to the second tooth on the Plan tab are ignored when a design is copied. The position of the contralateral design is based on the orientation of both preparations. Make sure that the orientations for both tooth numbers are good.
The Scan Body scan type is for export cases only.
Click the Scan Settings icon to view or change your settings. Most users prefer to use the default settings.
Hover over an area to take a high definition snapshot (this replaces hitting the TAB key from previous software versions). Hover until you hear the shutter sound – it indicates that the picture has been taken.
Use this feature when your laboratory has requested for low data to be removed. The Delete Low Density Areas setting allows the user to adjust the automatic fill of low density data within the generated model. Use the slider to increase or decrease the level of data that is shown on the model.
Activate this feature and scan the data that needs to be removed. Use the slider in your Scan Settings to adjust how far away from the model the system will remove extraneous data.
The DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Scanning Host) feature for Planmeca PlanScan® is active by default. It speeds up the scanning rate automatically.
Please perform the following steps, if you want to turn DASH on or off:
If you have a sharp-edged margin, you may want to increase the sharpness of the model. By default, the Model Sharpness slider is set to zero. This results in a smoother looking model and prep. If you have a sharp-edged margin that is difficult to see, try rescanning it with model sharpness increased.
Note: Low data areas will be rougher on sharper models, so please ensure there is good data density.
We will make a new smaller scanning tip for Planmeca Emerald™ available in the near future. The new version 6.0 of the Planmeca PlanCAD® Easy software already supports the new slim line tip.
More information about the new tip will be released soon.