Exporting STL Files from Planmeca Emerald

Version 1:

1. Scan the patient's model under the 3D setting, with the occlusal surfaces facing UP.

2. Once the scan is complete, go to "File", "Export", and click "Export Volume as STL".

3. A pop-up will appear. Under "Export-Options", please ensure "Normal Resolution" is selected. "Apply Smoothing" and "Export Cropped" are to remain unchecked.

4. Below the "Export Crop" section, there is a Folder destination. Click on the "..." button. Select your Desktop. Click "OK".

Version 2:

1.  Scan the patient's model under the 3D setting, with the occlusal surfaces facing UP.

2. Click "Export Volume".

3. A pop-up will appear. Under "Export File Type", select "SL File (.STL)". Below, you will need to select the folder destination. Click on the "..." button. Select your Desktop. Click "OK".

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