Exporting STL Files from Carestream Scanner

How to export STL Files from the Carestream Scanner. See both Orthodontic & Dental Imaging options below.

Orthodontic Imaging Users: Export Scan Data

If you are using the Orthodontic Imaging software, follow these steps to export files.

1. Select a patient and open Carestream Orthodontic/OMS Imaging software.

2. Right-click the 3D Model in the visit and select Export to STL to move the STL files to a designated location.

3. The Save As dialog box is displayed, enabling you to specify a destination and file name. The default location is the Documents library

4. Browse to a location and click Save. The MeshConverter result dialog box is displayed, confirming that the file was exported successfully.

5. The STL Files are exported automatically to the chosen location.

6. The files can now be transmitted to a third party using your preferred method (web portal, flash drive, and so forth)

See Carestream’s Ortho imaging job aid for more details.

Dental Imaging Users: Export Scan Data

If you are using the Dental Imaging software, follow these steps to export files.

1. Select a patient, and open Dental Imaging Software.

2. Open the patient history under the Model tab, and select the scan to be exported.

3. Click Send To to move the STL files to the desktop. The MeshConverter result dialog box is displayed, confirming that the file was exported successfully.

4. The STL Files are exported automatically to the desktop in a folder containing the patient’s name.

See Carestream’s dental imaging job aid for more details.

For information on how to upload .STL files to LightForce, visit https://kb.lightforceortho.com/how-to-upload-scans-into-lightforce