dental Scan is the current user software for the scanBox, Vinyl Open Air, Vinyl, Vinyl High Resolution, Activity 885 Mark 2 and Activity 885 dental scanners. You would like to know more about the software? Then please click HERE.

Under what conditions can I update to the most current version?
  • You can install the free update and use the most current dental Scan version if you purchased your dental scanner from smart optics within the last 365 days.
  • You can install the free update and use the most current dental Scan version if you have already purchased a software update within the last 365 days.
  • If none of these conditions apply to you, you can install the free update but the software will not start. To purchase a valid activation code, please contact one of our resellers.
You want to test dental Scan?

dental Scan can only be operated with a valid activation code. This applies to both the full version and the 30-day trial. This download link alone is not sufficient to start the software as a demo version. To access the 30-day trial please contact your reseller. If no reseller is responsible for you, you can fill in the form for ordering a 30-day trial version HERE.

Where can I find instructions for dental Scan?

For dental Scan are installation instructions and a user manual available. Additionally you can find the information on your scanner in the corresponding user manual. You can view and download all instructions HERE.

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Release notes
Release notes for dental Scan release v3.2.4

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software dental Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • scanBox
  • Activity 885
  • Activity 885 Mark 2
  • Vinyl / Vinyl Open Air
  • Vinyl High Resolution

By updating on version 3.2.4 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Fixed

  • The virtual articulation trafo is now correctly applied regardless of the activation code order
  • scanBox: white/black images during 2D scan will be prevented
  • 885: Fix incorrect placements of .pcms during rescan mode if front cover hasbeen opened
Release notes for dental Scan release v3.2.3

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software dental Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • scanBox
  • Activity 885
  • Activity 885 Mark 2
  • Vinyl / Vinyl Open Air
  • Vinyl High Resolution

By updating on version 3.2.3 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Fixed

  • Fixed LED turned off in visual z axis control due to missing hardware timer reset
Release notes for dental Scan release v3.2.2

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software dental Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • scanBox
  • Activity 885
  • Activity 885 Mark 2
  • Vinyl / Vinyl Open Air
  • Vinyl High Resolution

By updating on version 3.2.2 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Added
Following features were added or updated:

  • Support of Firmware 7E3102, 7E9502, 7E9522 (In case of connection loss, the LED will be switched off)

Fixed

  • Deactivate capturing in visual z control after 15 seconds. Any user action in the view will reactivate the capturing
  • Fix crash when using service position and immediately cancelling the insertion dialog with an active live view
  • SO_Proc.exe crashed due to wrong version of libiomp5md.dll. Changed the version with the correct one.

Removed

  • Don’t copy SystemSettings.xml
Release notes for dental Scan release v3.2.1

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software dental Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • scanBox
  • Activity 885
  • Activity 885 Mark 2
  • Vinyl / Vinyl Open Air
  • Vinyl High Resolution

By updating on version 3.2.1 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Fixed

  • Fixed an issue where TripleTray impressions with a higher mass were not processed correctly sometimes
Release notes for dental Scan release v3.2

smart optics is pleased to present a new software update for its scanner software dental Scan. This update is released for the following devices:

  • scanBox
  • Activity 885
  • Activity 885 Mark 2
  • Vinyl / Vinyl Open Air
  • Vinyl High Resolution

By updating on version 3.2 you will benefit from all corrections and improvements described below.

Added
Following features were added or updated:

  • Added “Visual Z-Axis Control” to choose scan height using the camera live view
  • Added “Impression Mode” for full arch impressions
  • Added support of “BalticDenture” scan workflow
  • Added “Twin Tray Fast Mode” which allows the user to scan the vestibular view and the single Twin Tray segments using only two steps
  • Added new “IndepenDent Mode” which allows a flexible workflow
  • Added a new simplified “Orthodontics Mode”
  • Added support for “Articulator ArtexCN” which can be used with exocad Scan mode “Two Stone Models in Articulator A”
  • Added support for “Articulator SAM3” which can be used with exocad Scan mode “Two Stone Models in Articulator S”
  • Articulation can now be restarted via the delete matching button in the vestibular tab without the need for a new scan
  • New setting to disable automatic cutting of “MultiDie / MultiCap” tabs
  • New setting to additionally output meshes with custom axes transformations
  • New setting to change colour of rescan shadow
  • New Setting for filtering and improving pencil marks
  • Added support of “Strategy_custom.xml” for defining custom scan strategies
  • Added suggestion of possible scan modes for the user when dental scan is started via exocad
  • Added function to convert older projects to newer sop-file standard when they are loaded
  • Added Function to Inform user if a project was created with an older software version
  • Demo devices will be recognized by the software and display a “Demo-Unit” overlay inside the 3D viewer
  • Added support for “Single Denture” projects for upcoming exocad versions

Changed

  • Scan Mode is no longer preselected if more than one scan mode is possible when dental scan is started via exocad
  • “Reference Move” will now be performed on software start-up
  • PCM filename for “Impression / Twin Tray” now contains jaw information
  • Updated PGR camera driver to 2.13.3.31
  • Updated layout of the project dialog
  • Calibration is now only forced after software installation. Calibration notification will be thrown after 30 (instead of 14) days and is no longer forced
  • “Twin Tray / Impression” scan modes can now only be selected if the indication allows it
  • Deactivated user triggered matching for fully automated scan modes like “Twin Tray / Impression” scan modes
  • Additional scans in universal projects now also preselect the spacer plate like the first scan
  • Scan workflow of “Impression / TwinTray” projects is now also continued and confirmed by changing a scan tab
  • Repeating the “TripleTray” registration is now disabled. Registration will be reset if lower or upper jaw will be re-done or edited
  • Storing of viewer files will now performed in dedicated subfolder called “temp” for “Impression / TwinTray” projects
  • Relation of “Arcitculator SAM1/2” has changed to exocad Scan mode “Two Stone moldes in Articualtor S (legacy)”
  • Tooth definition colour in project overview panel for antagonist jaws, full arches and vestibular scans now will be shown
  • PCM files will now be cleaned up when repeating or finishing / closing “Impression / TwinTray” projects
  • Setting “Include patient name in project name” will now also includes Universal Mode

Fixed

  • Fixed start of Universal mode if preparation was defined before
  • Fixed angled position of wedge axis if Setting “Move to tooth presentation position” was set
  • Fixed restart of meshing process for finalized projects, if PLYs have been manually deleted from project folder
  • Fix behaviour of Setting “Always enter rescan mode”
  • Fixed displacement of PCM after articulator scan
  • Fixed “Service Position” after leaving rescan mode
  • Fixed incorrect registration after repeating the upper jaw in a finished “Triple Tray” project
  • Fixed camera timing issues caused by “CPU Idle State” during 3D / 2D-Scans and live view processes

Removed

  • Removed entries “CompleteJaw” and “Skip presentation” from “Default presentation mode” in settings dialog
  • Removed blockage of scan mode “Two models in occlusion” in combination with indication “Full denture” for future exocad versions
Minor bug fixes
  • Added new feature “HR scanning”
  • Added new feature “Cutting plane”
  • Added option to scan mush bite first.
  • Added variable workflow to turn HR mode on and off during scanning for Vinyl High Resolution.
  • Added new feature „Universal Mode“
  • Added option to manually choose an enhanced scan strategy in insert dialog of global scans
  • Added workflow for scanning movement markers
  • Added additional scan for scan projects
  • Added new feature „Combine mesh“
  • Added request if project definition has changed
  • Added setting for default project mode
  • Added articulator-specific scan strategies and elevator axis heights for aesthetic plate scan
  • Added option to use patient name in projectfolder
  • Improved edge sharpness for smart optics scanners
  • Improved scanning of darker scanbodys
  • Triple Tray® registration bugfix for Activity 855
  • bugfix for Activity 855 multiDie presentation mode
  • Supports the calibration of former scanBox models
  • More small bug fixes
  • Introduced new time saving possibility to finalize a project right after Vestibular/Fixator/Articulator Scan
  • Corrected problem when Fixator and Articulator scans are both used. Now the Matching process will never start automatically when an articulator is scanned.
  • More small bug fixes
  • Improvement of ARTICULATOR ScanMode
  • Correction of finalizing project behavior
  • Improvements of the MultiViewRegistration
  • More small bug fixes
  • Supports the calibration of scanBox
  • Correction of the 2D scan crash
  • Improvements of the MultiViewRegistration
  • More small bug fixes
  • Supports „Korean“ language
  • Improvement of the TripleTray surface
  • More small bug fixes