NOTE: With the Insight 3D Scanner, intraoral scans are saved as an STL file to your desktop. We suggest creating a desktop folder named “exported scans”, or something similar with the patient’s name part of the saved STL file. You will then upload the scans directly via the Doctor Portal when submitting the case.
To submit cases with a Motion View Ortho Insight 3D scanner, perform the following steps:
1. With the Ortho Insight 3D scanner, you can either scan a PVS impression and convert it to a digital model or scan a cast model directly.
2. Save the scanned model to the patient of record.
3. Then select the “Tool” tab at the top left of the Ortho Insight software.
4. Then select “Export Series…” as one of the function options on the screen.
5. Next select “Export to an open 3D file format” as one of the radio dials.
- Select under “Choose which open 3D file format to use": Sterolithography File Format (*.stl)
- Select under “Choose which coordinate system to use:” Ortho Insight 3D.
6. Click “Save” and select the folder you created on your desktop. This will be tithed “Exported Scans” if you followed the recommendation above.
Uploading STL Files into the Doctor Portal
1. Log into the Doctor Portal and proceed through the steps of Creating an order. Scans can be uploaded in the Records Uploader section.
2. Select the tab for 3D-Models.
3. Click on the dropdown menu to select scanner.
4. Select Add Files to upload images from your files for both upper arch and lower arch.
Scans are needed of both arches, even if you’re only treating one arch, so we can properly articulate the digital models for the setup.
- Select your scanner and either drag and drop the files directly into the box or you can click within the box to upload.
- We only require the upper and lower arch scans because the positional data from the occlusal scan is embedded in the upper and lower files themselves. We know that some scanners generate three files, but since all the pertinent positional data is included in just the two, we don't need the third.