Applies to: DentalCAM & DentalCNC 7.08 P3

Installation of the applications and their components

How do I install DentalCAM and DentalCNC? What are the system requirements?

This Help Article is part of the following workflow: Getting started

 

New installation

If you need information about updating your current installation, see here.

You can install DentalCAM and DentalCNC onto your CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. together via a single setup programClosedA separate program called "Setup.exe" which installs the applications onto your hard drive.. Normally, the setup process only requires that you first select a couple of simple options and then select multiple Next buttons until the installation is finished.

First, you should check the system requirements to make sure that the applications will run smoothly.

Using 1 CAM computer with multiple machines

If you want to control multiple machines with 1 CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC., use our multi-machine control feature.

With this feature, you can use up to 3 machines with 1 CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC.. For this, you need to install multiple copies of the manufacturing softwareClosedTerm for the software package of DentalCAM and DentalCNC. on the computer which will be started via different colored icons.

You can use the multi-machine control feature as follows:

  1. Connect the CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. to your first machine.
  2. Install DentalCAM and DentalCNC.
  3. Configure DentalCNC so that it can connect to the machine. This is the first copy of the manufacturing softwareClosedTerm for the software package of DentalCAM and DentalCNC..
    • The machine references. The first copy is now linked to the first machine. To work with the first machine, you need to start DentalCAM or DentalCNC via the red icons.
  4. Close DentalCAM and DentalCNC.
  5. Switch off the first machine.
  6. If you don't switch off the first machine at this point, the multi-machine setup will fail.

  7. Connect the CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. to the second machine. Switch on the second machine.
  8. Install the manufacturing softwareClosedTerm for the software package of DentalCAM and DentalCNC. again into a different folder.
  9. Open Windows® Explorer.
  10. Navigate to the installation folderClosedThe folder on your hard drive that you installed DentalCAM and DentalCNC into. of the second copy of the manufacturing softwareClosedTerm for the software package of DentalCAM and DentalCNC..
  11. Open the USB folder. Open the Multi-Machine Control folder.
  12. Double-click the Blue_CAM.bat file.
    • The Command Prompt window opens. The file is executed.
  13. Wait until the Command Prompt window closes. This may take a while.
  14. Start the second copy of DentalCNC. Configure DentalCNC so that it can connect to the second machine.
    • The following happens:
      1. The machine references.
      2. The second copy of the software is now linked to the second machine.
      3. To work with the second machine, you need to start DentalCAM or DentalCNC via the blue icons.
  15. If you want to use a third machine with the CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC., repeat steps 4 – 13 with the following differences:
    1. Switch off the first and second machine.
    2. Connect the third machine to your CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. and switch it on.
    3. Navigate to the USB\Multi-Machine Control folder in the third installation folderClosedThe folder on your hard drive that you installed DentalCAM and DentalCNC into. and double-click the Green_CAM.bat file.
  16. Start the third copy of DentalCNC. Configure DentalCNC so that it can connect to the third machine.
    • The following happens:
      1. The machine references.
      2. The third copy is now linked to the third machine.
      3. To work with the third machine, you need to start DentalCAM or DentalCNC via the green icons

Setting up DentalCAM to work with a server

Are you working with multiple CAM computersClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC.? Would you like to store your STL files on a centralized server, so every CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. can access them? Do you want to share a large blank archive among many users / CAM computersClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC.? Here's how you can set this up:

Do not try to create a shared folder for calculated job data to manufacture jobs on different machines using this folder. You need a designated DentalCNC installation for each machine including a folder for calculated job data. If you want to use 1 CAM computerClosedThe computer which is connected to your machine and which runs DentalCAM and DentalCNC. with multiple machines, see here.

(a) Correct usage of shared network folders; (b) Incorrect usage of shared network folders