DentFlowTM is a streamlined dental version of our powerful yet quick and easy to use NexaX software. It works with all versions of NexaX software, including Basic for XiP.

DentFlowTM automates build preparation and model nesting across multiple print jobs, enabling dental professionals the creation of an entire day’s worth of print jobs in just a few clicks through this intuitive and easy-to-use platform.



Activating DentFlow

1. Once you've purchased DentFlow and have your license key, select the "settings" tab within NexaX.

2. Select "View license".




3. Select "Online" or "Offline" activation (for customers unable to connect their PC to the internet for license activation, an offline activation mode is available starting with NexaX version 2.9. see here).




4. To activate enter the 36 character license key and click on "Activate".




Selecting DentFlow workflow in NexaX

First head to the tool icons on the left hand of the window and select the "tooth" icon second from the bottom. 




Adding a category

Select a category by clicking on the + in the Add category tab.




Selecting a category

The user will then have a choice of the following three categories; 

  • Orthodontic Models - Used when selecting horseshoe shaped Orthodontic models that will be used when fabricating aligners using the thermo-forming process.

  • Crown and Bridge Models - Used when selecting crown and bride model bases used for checking the fit of crowns and bridges.

  • Crown and Bridge Dies - Used when selecting dies as the user is able to place the parts on  supports and fine tune the settings if necessary.




Once a category is selected the user is able to select your material from the drop down box and will also have the choice to toggle on (blue) or off (grey) the following icons;




  • Repair - Automatically repairs all corrupted files.

  • Auto-Orient - Automatically orients the parts depending on the category selected.

  • Support - Automatically adds supports depending on the selected category.

  • Auto Nesting - Automatically nests parts depending on orientation selected.

  • Review/Edit Models - Allows the user to view and edit parts (including orientation, adjustment of supports, plane cut or base extrusion) before continuing with preparing the builds.




By clicking on the "gear" icon the user will also have access to further settings such as material selection, material profile (if you have created your own material profile) layer thickness and change the orientation to Flat, vertical or angled.




Adding Models



To Add models click on the + Add Models tab and you will be prompted to select one or multiple parts into your workflow. Once added, you will have the following options next to the file name of the part (if the name of the part is in red text this indicates that the file is corrupted and needs repair).




  • View - Allows the user to view the part on the build plate in separate window.

  • Duplicate - Allows the user to duplicate the corresponding part.

  • Delete - Allows the user to delete the part from the workflow.


Prepare Models and Review

One the user has selected the parts and toggled the appropriate tools for their parts they should then select the "Prepare Models & Review" tab.




Once selected this will prepare the parts depending on the toggled selection.

If the Review/Edit function was toggled on previously, the user will have a final selection to use transform, support, plane cut or base extrusion before preparing the builds.


ScreenshotThis can be done by selecting the pen icon.


Once opened, the screen this screen will allow the user to check individual parts by rotating the build plate, use the slicer and select the following tools.


Transform - this allows the user to manually rotate the part or use the orient to base tool




Support - Enables the user to adjust or add and remove supports or cones




Plane Cut - Enables the user to make a plane cut on the base of the model.




Plane Extrusion - enables the user to make an extrusion on the base of the model.




Once the user has finalised this stage, they will be asked if they would like to apply or cancel the layout.




If the user decides to apply, they will find multiple jobs open at the top of their screen. These will then need to be saved as separate jobs using the usual workflow in NexaX. 






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