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MillBox Modules

In MillBox, you can purchase modules that are added to the standard suite.

COMFORT Module

All the replaces added in MillBox are placed in the bottom and grouped if the name start with the same word. Now it is possible to change groups dragging replace items on the tree control.

The report picture can be integrated with an additional picture. This can be useful if combined with a 100mmx100mm preview  from the top or from the bottom in order to cut the objects pin with more precision. With this option selected, the background color of “circles” numbers will be transparent.

It is possible to import .STL files and while loaded, you can choose other files in the import dialog. Loading time for more .STL files will use more CPU so it will take less time.

When the user clicks on the ‘home’ button to change the view, it will rotate it from up to down around the X axis (the same of the kinematic of machine). It is possible to define, in the .OBJ layers of the machine, that are fixed and don’t rotate when home is clicked. Importing equipment with this version, MillBox will automatically add the layer named STLs, but it can also change manually the current equipment, editing the .OBJ file. In this example, the first STL is fixed and the other rotates with the disk and objects:
#————– Stl Data ————–
# Equipment 0 Stl: 250i_default_1.stl
# Equipment 0 Layer: -DM-clamps-5axis
# Equipment 0 Colour: R: 0.5000, G: 0.0000, B: 0.0000, A: 1
# Equipment 1 Stl: 250i_default_2.stl
# Equipment 1 Layer: -DM-clamps
# Equipment 1 Colour: R: 0.3765, G: 0.3765, B: 0.3765, A: 1

In the open project dialog more information are available: machine name, material, blank name, lot code, toolpath calculated. It’s possible to filter files inserting the STL name of an object or the name of a .blk file. Extra information, if there are lot of files, can be displayed with a delay (but the user can choose the file before).

Machine and material information are now available even on the left side bar with quick project menu.

In the MillBox configuration now is possible to assign a “marked line” property to teeth curves. This means that these curves will be more visible on the report file. Furthermore if 0 is set as thickness numbers and lines, these references will not be display on the final report. This allows the user to have overall better customization of their Job Reports.

Pressing F9 (F5-F8 are already assigned to move in fixed views) will rotate the A axis. The zoom level and view orientation will not change.

Previously the area touched from pin was signed as undercut, with this update it isn’t because it can be finished by the tool.

It is possible to choose a camera of the PC and render it in the background, useful if the user want to work with MillBox but take a look to the machine while it is milling. Currently only one camera can be enabled for all MillBox installed in the same moment but it can be shared with more sessions (so if there are 2 MillBox opened the camera view will be shown both). When activated the frame rate can be a bit slower.

If the user write or edit a file, the list will be updated only on files that contains this text.

It is possible to assign a greater priority at the begin of calculation if another MillBox is already calculating.

Now the simulation can be used with complete machine cinematic (if defined)

We support IP cameras that provide a video stream through a static-IP URL, e.g. http://<admin>:<password>@<IP>/video.cgi

If this option is set on configuration when the user open the used blank folder the blank will be automatically selected, considering that all objects must be placed correctly. The priority of blanks is on used order (most used before)

This feature require version MillBox 2019 update

MillBox will associate a unique code to every new block the user creates. Upon block creation, the user can print the bar-code label that encodes such unique code and stick it to the side of the block. Later on, if the user scans the bar-code label (through a webcam or a bar-code scanner), MillBox will select the corresponding block, if it can be found on the user’s disk.

Please note that bar-code labels are 40mm x 9mm, so the webcam must have adequate resolution and focal point to be able to scan them.
This feature require version MillBox 2019 update

ADVANCED Module

It is possible to change the machine / tool-set selected. This only works in case of having the same equipment and personalization code (in machine.arl). This can be useful if the customer has more than one machine copied and is using the multimachine.ini to manage. An example: in case of same machine with different tool-sets / profiles.

The Copy/Paste function allows the copy of objects with their pins. It can be used when user would like to mill 2 or 3 copies of the same object without reimport the same file many times.

This feature can be applied on abutments that have angled screw holes. It allows the user to change the occlusal hole orientation. Since the milled result will be changed from the original design, it is recommended that the user double-check their changes to ensure this will still work for their application.

In some cases, the stabilizer connection area is not correctly aligned with the object; this function allow to move this connection area in Z position.

In order to use the Apotea models (and other models defined in the same way) there is a new function that allow to create a surface that will reduce milling areas for some toolpath operations in order to reduce milling time. These surfaces can be adapted moving control nodes.

This function allows to extract an interface connection from an object imported in MillBox and use it in the replace library. It is possible also to import interface from .MBI files, the format used for the new CIMsystem Rhino Plug-in that allow to design new abutment interfaces.

It is possible to mill only some objects, the calculation will start in background for selected objects, and the % of calculation will be shown in objects area. There will be no tools information dialog and no request to update tools usage, both dialogs are confirmed in the background MillBox. Clicking on the icon that replace objects milled will display information on object and possibility to open the project that contain it.

This feature require version MillBox 2019 update

It’s possible to measure the project choosing ‘probing process’ on CAM side bar (the function must be activated before on configuration dialog)
This feature require version MillBox 2019 update