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Release Notes

(not yet released - will be released on 2020-04-25)
03/23/2020
(183) Pass-through hollow protection caps (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2020 and later

Improve the mesh-closing algorithm:

- Bug fixed when the user creates an emergency area. Now MillBox takes into account '-DM-V' layer too. Please note that, in presence of emercency area, the resulting .stl file may not have a pass-through hole if the '-DM-V' layer is split in multiple non-continuous meshes.

- The mesh closer also works for angled connections.

- If the connection screw channel gets removed after a replace, MillBox will try and follow the connection axes to reconstruct it. This way, also if the screw channel is missing, the resulting .stl will have a pass-through hole.

03/23/2020
(182) Automatic premilled blank selection (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

In this function now the blk .ini can be splitted in more files to manage more libraries, every file must start with the name 'blkReference', for example 'blkReference_BEG.ini'. Furthermore .blk files are searched also in subfolders.

03/09/2020
(181) Rectangular pins not adapted (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

In some conditions the equator curve can move quickly from upside to downside, in this cases rectangular pins may have big z difference from begin to end, now it's possible to set 'fixed rectangular' pin button to don't consider equator curve. This option is available manually, the default value will be always rectuangular pins adapted to equator curve.

03/09/2020
(180) Vertical pin shape (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Vertical pin are now created with the final part diam. 0.4mm so it will be rounded after milling. The thin part will be 0.5mm over the top of the disk (previously it went 1mm over the top)

03/06/2020
(179) Strategy configuration (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

This changes has been done to strategy configuration:

1) if the strategy contains a new parameter that wasn't available before this parameter will be set as ""not visible"" and ""not checked"" as default, this to avoid warnings that can happen with new parameters.

2) new parameters will be shown in gray in ""show"" and ""set"" cells, this to quickly show which one are new and have to be set. Furthermore a new section will show all new parameters for current object selected

3) if a new parameter is set from the user the ""gray"" colour will be removed

4) if there are some problems with configuration, for example 3 radio buttons are new but no one is selected, a warning button will be shown, clicking it a message will inform which parameters must be fixed."

03/06/2020
(178) Multiproject toolpath calculation (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

This function allow to select more project and calculate all in sequence, all default parameters (options and other requests) are automatically confirmed by MillBox and a report of operations done are shown in the dialog after the calculation is completed.

For machines with pallets: the pallet code must be already set, for example using a used blank or starting the toolpath and then stopping it after the palled request, otherwise the project will be skipped.



03/06/2020
(177) Automatic premilled replace (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

If the interface of a premilled is set in the replace library and it is configured to be automatically used after an import the procedure will be done even on premilled projects.

(not yet released - will be released on 2020-04-25)
02/28/2020
(176) Pass-through hollow protection caps (Existing Feature Chang - Make&Mill) - version 2020 and later

We relaxed the requirement that each interface must have a valid protection cap. With this update:

- If any connection in the project has a hollow protection cap, then MillBox will try and add an automatic closure. The laser-sintering parameters listed above will be ignored.

- Otherwise, everything will work as it used to.

02/28/2020
(175) Automatic premilled blank selection (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

If the implant geometry is defined in the constructionInfo file and the blkReference.ini file is configured the .blk file will be automatically selected after the confirm of the .stl file. It is possible to do also automatic confirm of the blank.

The blkReference.ini must be filled with all matches, a default file is copied with the update, it can be edited to add all corrispondances.

(not yet released - will be released on 2020-04-25)
02/25/2020
(174) Pass-through hollow protection caps (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2020 and later

To facilitate milling, the new interface-protection caps will automatically feature a pass-through hole. When possible, MillBox will try to retain the pass-through hole in the output sintering .stl.

To retain the pass-through hole, MillBox will pre-process the tooth mesh and add some closure mesh before remeshing. Please note that for this function to work properly, every interface must have a valid protection cap.

As MillBox automatically tries to close the tooth mesh, the following configuration parameters are now ignored:

- Add interface to the mesh;

- Add interface to the mesh if confirmed;

- Add holes caps to the mesh;

- Add replaced connections to the mesh;

- Remove protection over connection;

- Add joining surface (Layer V).


02/25/2020
(173) Update notes in support dialog (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Now support dialog contains a button to call "Update notes", If they are shown in the online splash

02/25/2020
(172) Abutment replace information (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Object information data, shown when the info button is clicked on the object toolbar, now contains interfaces name used in for the replace

02/24/2020
(171) Metallic pin support layout (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

The metallic pin support were shown only on the current blank, now it is shown even on other positions but with the freezed colour (that is the same colour used to paint other blanks).

02/21/2020
(170) Cavity fit (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Previously there were 2 positive values and 8 negative values, now this proportion can be changed (for example can be set 5 positive and 5 negative values), the Standard fit value will be placed below the last positive value

02/17/2020
(169) Cavity arrow (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Cavity arrow has been changed to show more clearly that the direction is referenced to the cavity

02/17/2020
(168) Move multiple objects (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - COMFORT module is required - version 2020 and later

The move function can be now applied to multiple objects

02/17/2020
(167) Cavity fit custom values (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

It is possible to assign a custom value in the cavity fits table. Values will be saved in the file "CavityFitValues.ini" that will included in the backup when it is created from the customer (so the table can be used to verify values assigned)

02/17/2020
(166) Strategy layout (Optimization - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Machine name now contains the toolset used (if defined in multiMachine.ini)

02/11/2020
(165) Abutment and Hybrid import (Optimization - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

If the user import an Hybrid object as an abutment or abutment bridge some toolpath operations will not be applied; now MillBox will detect this condition and will suggest the user to import it with the correct object type

01/20/2020
(164) Engraving function on premilled (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

The engraving function is now available on premilled

01/21/2020
(163) Report: information on blank (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

With Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx) and .rtf formats it is possible to see the nameof the blank or the Premill for each object. If the document is in Microsoft Office format, this can also be applied to reports in.pdf. Detailed information for each object on the blank are available on these parameters: @1306@/X@ (blank name) @1309@/X@ (batch code, except premill) @1307@/X@ (scale factor, except premilled) @1303@/X@ (height Z of th blank, except premilled)

12/23/2019
(162) Strategy configuration: Update data and checkbox layout (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

A new button has been added to update data on tables, useful if the user is changing toolset with SUM3D or another MillBox session. The checked button has been changed to show more clearly options set.

12/06/2019
(161) Denture tooth import (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

If a file is imported as "Denture tooth" but it contains more teeth it will be automatically split in more files.

12/04/2019
(160) Dimensional verification (New Feature - MillBox) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2020 and later

This function allows the creation of an .MHI file containing information of object dimension. Use this file with the application M&H 3D Form Inspect

11/30/2019
(159) Strategy configuration (Optimization - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

The strategy dialog box, which adapts to the screen when chosen, there is a new area called 'summary' which is read-only, contains all the options selected by default, for both the shown and hidden options. As 2 other areas, this window can be docked or moved to all available screens, the free position will be saved for the next access.

11/30/2019
(158) Layout of milling options (Optimization - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

If the tool for an option is not available the text is painted in yellow/orange

11/30/2019
(157) Hybrid Detect (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

If the user selects an hybrid object and choose 'coping' or other different object type, MillBox will detect the wrong object type and ask the user to use hybrid as object type (if it is available)

11/26/2019
(156) Reinforced pin for Glass Ceramics (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

The reinforcement pin, created automatically on glass ceramics blocks, now can be disabled in preferences

11/26/2019
(155) Virtual keyboard (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Virtual keyboard is now activated automatically without options in configuration

11/26/2019
(154) Strategy configuration (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Options area can now be opened on free dialogs that can be moved and resized.


11/22/2019
(153) Input scale factor with Amann Girrbach factor (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Amann Girrbach scale factor, for example F6.65, can be now managed as input value in MillBox

11/22/2019
(152) Virtual keyboard (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

For touch screen monitors without keyboard it's possible to set to open automatically the Windows On Screen Keyboard when the user enter in an edit with a touch. This function is available only on Windows 64bits versions.

11/08/2019
(151) New object type (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

The new object type "Post and core" is now managed in MillBox, the analysis of the object is done as usual on import. To use it verify that the strategy is updated.

11/08/2019
(150) Cinematic simulation with used blanks (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Used blanks are now managed in cinematic simulation. The toolpath calculation can use this used area to optimize the result.

11/08/2019
(149) Pin set in Lab3dExplorer used on Glass Ceramics (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

If the user set one or more green positions for pins on an object, and import it on an equipment for Glass Ceramics, MillBox will use one of this positions to add the unique pin (and relative blue support pin), also the object will be rotated to align the pin along the Glass Ceramics block.

10/31/2019
(148) Undercuts (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

Undercuts calculation now consider cavity axis of objects and an arrow is placed on this axis. The arrow can ben hidden with "Show/Hide" menu or with CTRL+Q. Clicking on the arrow will change the view moving it along the cavity axis.

10/21/2019
(147) Mobile notifications (New Feature - MillBox) - COMFORT module is required - version 2020 and later

MillBox can now send mobile notifications when a milling machine changes its state. In particular, you will be notified when:

- A machine job has been successfully done;

- A machine job stopped because an error occurred.

So far, our communication channel is the MillBox_Bot Telegram bot.

10/21/2019
(146) Strategy description (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

When the user start toolpath calculation, the description of strategies in some cases doesn't show the correct tool diameter (because the user has a different tool database), now they are calculated and shown considering the user database.

10/21/2019
(145) Save used blank (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

The save of used blank is done at the begin of calculation, so the user can open another session and continue with another project that use the same blank already updated. If calculation is not done at the end of calculation, due to an error or user stop, the previous blank will be moved back, unless another session has already written it. Please note that all saving process are logged in log/autosavedblanks.txt so for any verify please check it.

10/13/2019
(144) Thickness Analyzing under Lab3dExplorer (New Feature - MillBox) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2020 and later

The thickness analysis is now available from Lab3dExplorer, the analysis will be done on all the mesh, not only on cavity side. It is available from a new button in Lab3dExplorer (the button is shown only if the MillBox license is available, otherwise it is hidden).

10/13/2019
(143) Info on blank definition (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

The size of blank is now described depending from shape type, there is also now a button to calculate automatically the holder pin position depending from the .stl file that define the pin and the block size.

10/13/2019
(142) Open Lab3dExplorer (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

In the import dialog there is a button to open current folder with Lab3dExplorer, it can be useful to analyze and modify mesh data before importing objects. Files from Lab3dExplorer can be dragged directly in MillBox render area.

09/24/2019
(141) Change cylinder size (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

We split the change-cylinder-size function in the following two functions.

Hole-resize dialog

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The dialog is now non-modal: it does not block the underlying view.

Besides the height and diameter parameter, we added a new control for the hole vertical shift.

Interface-type change dialog

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The dialog is now non-modal: it does not block the underlying view. We removed the curve parameters. The dialog now only changes the interface type.

To open the dialog: Tools > Curves & Surfaces > Change Interface Type"

09/24/2019
(140) 3D View in PDF reports (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

MillBox will embed a 3D view of the current project in the report file.

This functionality requires that:

- The report is a .pdf file;

- And the prototype has any of the following extensions: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx.

This functionality is active since version 2020, enabled by default, and cannot be disabled.

Please note that:

- The 3D view will significantly increase the report-file size;

- The colors in the 3D view are fixed and cannot be customized;

- For the best performance of the 3D view, we recommend using Adobe Reader version 9.0.0.

MillBox will embed a 3D view of the current project in the report file.

09/20/2019
(139) Undercuts inside holes (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Undercuts inside holes are not shown because they will be removed milling along hole axis.

09/16/2019
(138) Filter files by typing name during the Import Object Stage (Existing Feature Change - MillBox) - COMFORT module is required - version 2020 and later

This function is now moved to another field, so the user can filter objects and select one than once from the filtered list.

09/16/2019
(137) Pin configuration (Configuration - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

Default values for all object types has been replaced with 2 buttons that apply a configuration to all object types and to all materials. There is also a check in Glass Ceramics materials used to hide reinforcement pin (if strategy doesn't manage it on some object types)

09/16/2019
(136) Pin orientation (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2020 and later

If a pin connect 2 objects height orientation can be changed on second object dragging it up and down on the tooth side

08/02/2019
(135) Emergency area protection (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

Area detected as "emergency area", displayed in green, can be protected adding some material in sintering, that will be finished in milling

08/02/2019
(134) Emergency area management (New Feature - MillBox) - version 2019 and later

It's possible to detect emergency area on abutments, area will be created from emergence curve until abutment interface. It is possible to replace the emergence curve with a new one. This surface can be managed in the strategy to perform special operations.


08/02/2019
(133) Request to add protection (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

After performing a replace, the user will be given the possibility to add a protection cover to the new interface. After confirming a protection, the user can choose whether or not permanently associate the protection to the interface.

08/02/2019
(132) Default parameters (Existing Feature Change - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

When creating a new protection cover, MillBox will try and detect the interface geometry parameters to suggest the user meaningful cover parameters.

07/18/2019
(131) Automatic add a protection cover for cavities (Configuration - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

In machine configuration it is possible to set the thickness of a cavity protection cover to add automatically after the import.

07/18/2019
(130) Reinforced pin for Glass Ceramics (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

When an object is added on Glass Ceramics blocks, MillBox will add automatically 2 pins, one of this is rectangular and it is used as reinforcement in the strategy. Since both are in the same position, or near the same, when one of them is selected, the other one will be displayed transparent. If the user delete the reinforced pin, SUM3D will add one automatically before calculating the toolpath.

07/12/2019
(129) Add a protection cover for cavities (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

In sintering mode, MillBox allows to create a custom protection cover onto cavities. Custom cover thickness is inputed by the user and can be applied to a single cavity, to all cavity of an object or to all cavities of all objects in the project.

07/04/2019
(128) Add a protection cover for an existing interface (New Feature - Make&Mill) - version 2019 and later

In sintering mode, MillBox allows to create a custom protection cover onto an existing interface, possibly replacing the existing one (if any). Custom covers are stored in order that the user can re-use, modify or duplicate them any time. To enter this function: Tool > Curves and surfaces > Add protection cover to interface



06/18/2019
(127) Layout of collision (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

If an object has the offset over metallic pin (on left side of rectangular blanks) the object will be painted in red and a warning is shown

06/18/2019
(126) User configuration (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

Some options are now available to final user with an icon available when MillBox is in the first step. This icon can be hidden in preferences


06/18/2019
(125) Layer V (Configuration) - version 2019 and later

It is possible to configure to export always this layer, in some conditions it is helpful to have a correct .STL for sintering

06/18/2019
(124) Pin configuration (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

All pin configuration are now available in configuration, previously they were splitted in configuration and object type table, this configuration is available for all users

06/06/2019
(123) Layout of edit holes function (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

If the user want to resize holes the layout will show current cylinder of the hole in edit

06/06/2019
(122) Layout STAIR (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

If the Machine configuration has set a STAIR parameter (steps milled around objects to allow better 5 axis millings) the layout of blanks will consider it and PINS will be adapted. STAIRS is not uset on GlassCeramics materials, because the milling process is different.

05/28/2019
(121) Groups in strategies (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

In the strategy configuration it's possible to filter options selecting the type of strategy, for example 'roughing' or 'finishing'. Furthermore in the left list, with items in common with more object types, in the last columns there are icons of object types that allow the option. Important: the strategy must contains "Group Tags" to show items for selection filter.


05/28/2019
(120) Play sound at end of calculation (New Feature) - COMFORT module is required - version 2019 and later

In configuration dialog a new option allow MillBox to play a sound at the end of toolpath calculation.

05/21/2019
(119) Stabilizer standard shape (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

The standard stabilizer in previous versions has fixed size, now it can be resized with 3 parameters (height central part and height / thickness of base part), to enable resize click the 'Edit' checkbox

05/15/2019
(118) Premilled reposition (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

In the case the premilled is not in correct position, along his axis, it is possible to move it clicking reference on the object and on the blank

05/15/2019
(117) Put pins in positions set by Lab3dExplorer (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

If the user set green position points in Lab3dExplorer they will be used in MillBox to insert pins after the objects is imported

05/11/2019
(116) Customize pin size considering object type (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

With a new combobox in pins configuration area it's possible to apply pins size and shape to different object types. If an object type has been defined it will be shown in green in the combo box list.

05/11/2019
(115) Multicolour selection (New Feature) - version 2019 and later - Test Mode Advanced

If the strategy contains COP tags (they are related to special operations that must be applied on some parts of the object), the paint toolbar will contain more tools that allow user to select areas to be managed with special operations in different colours. It's also possible to quickly delete this colours or have informations on them. After the definition of a coloured area an arrow will show the milling direction, if the user put the colour with an orientation not compatible with machine angles the arrow will be put with a different angle. The default angle is applied with the user view when he select the area.


04/18/2019
(114) Hourglass layout (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Under the hourglass a message inform the user that the calculation is not started and MillBox is appling the strategy, until this operation is not completed the % calculation is not shown (previously it was shown until 5%)

04/18/2019
(113) Import without construction info (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Previously this option wasn't compatible with multiimport, now it is compatible.

04/18/2019
(112) Margin line on objects not compatible with machine (Existing Feature Change)

In some cases, the imported object can be not compatible with current machine and the object is displayed in red when a margin line is added from curves functions, now a warning is shown after the curve is applied and the axis will be optimized to mill more material possible. The warning can be hidden with a checkbox.

04/02/2019
(111) Tools table (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

If there is not tool-life assigned to tools, the dialog will show tools while, in background, the toolpath calculation continue

04/02/2019
(110) Open Offset Extension (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Opening angle is now editable with a slider (default is 45 degrees)

04/02/2019
(109) Thickness Analyzing (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

This function is now available also on Veneers / inlay / onlay.

03/24/2019
(108) Preview imported files (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Now STL and other imported formats preview are managed by Lab3DExplorer, so images are cached and are more quickly displayed if requested more than once.

03/24/2019
(107) PLY Format (New Feature) - version 2019 and later

This file format is now managed in MillBox

03/19/2019
(106) Report file name (Configuration) - version 2019 and later

The file name for report is customizable on configuration

03/13/2019
(105) Probing process (New Feature) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

It is possible to measure the project choosing 'probing process' on CAM side bar (the function must be activated before on the configuration dialog)

03/07/2019
(104) Barcode Printing and Scanning (Existing Feature Change) - COMFORT module is required - version 2019 and later

Adding the possibility to choose small or big label

03/07/2019
(103) Milling only some objects (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

If the license is set to 2019 Advanced the 'open project' button shows the project preview, furthermore when MillBox is calculating, this button will be replaced with a STOP button, to stop the calculation.


03/07/2019
(102) Offset on premilled (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

The offset with premilled objects is shown depending on MillBox configuration.

03/07/2019
(101) Open Offset Extension Improvement (Existing Feature Change)

It is possible to use this function with equipments that have the open side angled (for example at 20 degrees). In the equipment use "#Open equipment: 3" and "#Open equipment angle: 20" for 20 degrees offset from X side (counterclockwise).

Objects with this offset extension are not painted in yellow as before.

03/07/2019
(100) Milling only some objects (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

If the license is 2019 Advanced clicking on 'open project' for an object already calculated will open another session of MillBox

03/04/2019
(99) Milling only some objects on rectangle blanks or premilled (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

It's 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.

03/04/2019
(98) Milling only some objects on disk blanks (New Feature) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

It's 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.




02/18/2019
(97) New layout for milling options (Interface) - version 2019 and later - Test Mode Advanced

A new dialog, with the same layout of MillBox standard dialogs, is now shown when toolpath calculation is started. Milling options will appears before hourglass is shown.

02/07/2019
(96) Pin position over equator (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Now, It is possible to set the pin position over the equator curve. This option is available as other parameters for each object type.

02/07/2019
(95) Import interface function (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

The function to import interface for replace is now available directly from the beginnning even without any project started.

01/31/2019
(94) Partial milling (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

Cover layers are now increased considering objects offset, the space between blocks is 2.4.

01/31/2019
(93) Abutment configuration (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

It's possible to change the strategy applied to an abutment in the configuration, this operation is not enabled if the strategy applied is in an external .cfg file on the replace folder.

01/24/2019
(92) Cylinders extraction (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

Cylinders assigned to abutment that is going to be extracted are now listed in a listbox

01/24/2019
(91) Selection of CFG file (Existing Feature Change) - ADVANCED module is required

The selection of .CFG files will be done with a dialog that allow preview that contains information on strategy selected. The information is done by an HTML file with the same basename, it is possible to place the HTML file in a subfolder with the name of current language, for example en=english, it=italian

01/18/2019
(90) Import STL on high-end PC (Optimization) - version 2019 and later

Multiimport in 2018 version can manage up to 3 STL simultaneously on import step, on 2019 version MillBox can manage up to 14 STL simultaneously, depending from the number of CPU available on the PC.

01/18/2019
(89) Used blank path configuration (Configuration) - version 2019 and later

On configuration it is possible to set that machine name is applied automatically at the begin of used blanks path subfolders, if the folder is not present it will be added automatically. Furthermore if the machine name is found later in the path it will be used.

01/16/2019
(88) Pin creation (Configuration)

On preferences it is possible to set pin creation with "SUM3D" mode but considering the equatorial curve, this is useful on bridges because the only criterium "equatorial curve" can put pins in wrong position. The update will switch automatically this criterium from "equatorial curve" to "SUM3D + equatorial curve" for bridges. The change will be done only once, if the user switch back to the previous configuration next update will not change them.

01/16/2019
(87) Info on wrong strategy path configuration (Configuration)

On strategy configuration dialog (CTRL+ALT+7): If the strategy is not defined in the correct folder a warning explain why the strategy can't be edited and asks for a new folder path. If MillBox can manage the new path the user can continue to edit the strategy, otherwise an error will be shown

01/16/2019
(86) Import RISCH configuration (Configuration)

No warning if there aren't pin connected

01/16/2019
(85) Marked area rendering (Existing Feature Change)

Now marked areas imported from Lab3dExplorer are shown with curves, as areas imported from 3Shape files

01/16/2019
(84) Pin render on marked areas (New feature) - version 2019 and later

Pins that are inside areas marked in Lab3dExplorer will be shown in orange and flashing, the same render is applied to pins on curves marked in 3Shape files, in this case the control is applied considering curves contact.

01/16/2019
(83) Pin position on marked areas (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

The function now considers curves imported from 3Shape files, in this case the collision is calculated only with the curve not the area inside.

01/10/2019
(82) Partial milling (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

A space of 0.55mm is added between cover layers to allow tools to finish correctly the object

01/10/2019
(81) Extract interface from object (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

It is possible to set "ic" or "ec" as curve ID

01/06/2019
(80) MillBox supports bar-code printing and scanning (both through webcams and bar-code scanners). (New feature) - version 2019 and later

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.




12/05/2018
(79) Min pin diameter (Configuration)

On localsettings.ini it is possible to assign the variable "minPinDiam" to define a minimum diameter for cylindrical pin different from 1mm. For example "minPinDiam=0.4" define the minimum diameter to 0.4mm.

11/28/2018
(78) Partial milling (New feature) - version 2019 and later

For rectangular blanks it's possible to divide the toolpaths in more blocks, this allow to complete a part (roughing+finishing) without roughing all




12/28/2018
(77) Replace on premilled (Existing Feature Change) - version 2019 and later

replace function is available also on premilled (to allow some particular toolpaths on interface, like the hole).

11/28/2018
(76) Automatic blank selection (New feature) - COMFORT module is required - version 2019 and later

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)

11/28/2018
(75) IP Camera is available (New feature) - COMFORT module is required - version 2019 and later

It is available the use of IP camera that which offers a video function without passing through a static IP or URL, ex. http://<admin>:<password>@<IP>/video.cgi

11/28/2018
(74) Extract interface update - ADVANCED module is required (New feature) - version 2019 and later

Now it's possible to import .STL files as interface, and for .MBI files the cover (layer -DM-$) is imported from the mesh if it is available. The position of the new interface in the library is requested before saving.

11/28/2018
(73) Pin position on marked areas (New feature) - version 2019 and later

If some areas of STL is marked from Lab3dExplorer it is possible to avoid the pin in that position on "pin on equator" setting.


11/06/2018
(72) BLK selection for shaped blanks (Configuration)

For shaped blanks defined with .cam: if the file path for reading contains only one .blk file it is automatically loaded without asking to select it

11/06/2018
(71) Baltic Denture layout (Configuration)

Now original blank applied is shown in transparence

10/30/2018
(70) Secondary axis from view (New feature) - version 2019 and later

The secondary axis detection is now possible also from current user view

10/30/2018
(69) Extract interface from object (New feature) - ADVANCED module is required - version 2019 and later

This function allow to extract an interface connection from an objecte 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.







10/30/2018
(68) Custom stabilizers offset (Configuration)

Now it's possible to change the offset on custom stabilizers, useful if the object is very small and the stabilizer can't touch on both sides

10/30/2018
(67) Blanks order on selection (Configuration)

Some users asks to avoid to put blk files in usage order, to do this set "noBlkInSizeOrder=1" in localsettings.ini

10/30/2018
(66) Collision control for nesting area (Configuration)

For some equipments this control may be not required, to disable it the new key "# No Nesting Control:" can be set in the equipment obj with these values: 2 don't consider exclusion area, 3 don't consider nesting area, 1 don't consider both

10/30/2018
(65) Blank folder for shaped blanks (Configuration)

For shaped blanks defined with .cam file the default path for reading can be set in the .obj file of the equipment, the same key used for blk of premilled (# Ext.Imp. Blank local folder:")

10/30/2018
(64) Blk default save position (Configuration)

When a blk is saved at the end of calculation, it is stored as default in his size folder (under material name) or under product name (optional). If MillBox found another folder with machine name the blank will be saved inside

10/26/2018
(63) Last blank rotation value saved (Configuration)

The value used to rotate blanks is now saved after every change. The default value is saved in localsettings.ini with the name of "defaultBlankRotAngle"

09/28/2018
(62) GPU nesting (New feature) - version 2019 and later

Optionally on preferences it's possible to activate GPU nesting, this feature will increase a lot the speed of nesting function. Currently it is applied from icon and after the import of an STL, not on preview dialog. The function has got a long test mode period to allow tests on different graphic cards.

09/28/2018
(61) Replace multiple abutments (New feature) - version 2019 and later

Now it's possible to select more then one abutment on the replace function

09/28/2018
(60) Replace function (Existing Feature Change)

Increased speed on both replace function applied from icon and replace done automatically after import stl

09/13/2018
(59) Used parts on blanks (New Feature)

Those information are now sent to SUM3D so if the blanks is saved from SUM3D it will contains also old used parts.

09/13/2018
(58) OBJ created by EGS scanners (Configuration)

Those .OBJ files contains extra information (material and object type) that are now managed by MillBox when this files are put as an argument of MillBox.exe call.

09/13/2018
(57) Input data from Lab3dExplorer (New Feature)

Identification Code (used, for example, to assign a specific finishing to an object) and markers for pins are imported and managed. Those data are saved by Lab3dExplorer in a .xml file.

09/01/2018
(56) Change milling order (New Feature)

If the project has an equipment with more blocks, it's possible to choose object that must be milled first, other objects will be moved in another project and loaded automatically after the start of toolpath calculation


08/18/2018
(55) Pin semi-cuttable as default (Configuration)

It's possible to set all pins as semi-cuttable in preferences (for pins on equator this flag is ignored because this value is defined from other parameters)

08/03/2018
(54) Backup of empty project (Configuration)

If the customer try to create a backup of an empty project a warning will be shown. Added because lot of customers send back empty backups.

08/03/2018
(53) Equipment configuration (.OBJ file) (Configuration)

A warning is shown if user start a calculation when the blank thickness is not enough for current objects

08/01/2018
(52) Custom stabilizers (Existing Feature Change)

Stabilizers custom can be defined for each material (previously it was a general parameter)

07/18/2018
(51) Warning blank thickness is not enough (New Feature)

A warning is shown if user start a calculation when the blank thickness is not enough for current objects

07/18/2018
(50) Shortcut for red caps (Configuration)

CTRL+R will show / hide red caps

07/18/2018
(49) Hybrid import information (Existing Feature Change)

If MillBox find that an Hybrid wasn't detected correctly it will show red caps and will inform the user. If MillBox is not sure that all holes are detected (for example there is a bridge with 3 elements and some holes are detected but may be more) MillBox will show a warning that can be closed with a checkbox for next imports. If MillBox is pretty sure that not holes are detected it will automatically uncheck this checkbox so the message will be shown. The checkbox can be set/unset on configuration.

07/06/2018
(48) Custom stabilizers (Existing Feature Change)

Stabilizers custom can be defined for each material (previously it was a general parameter)

07/18/2018
(47) Pin orientation (New Feature)

Pins connected to stabilizers can be orientated up and down. Pin must be added to the tooth object (not to the stabilizers) and orientation is done by dragging external side up and down.

07/06/2018
(46) Confirm of overwrite blk (Existing Feature Change)

When the blk to update at the end of the toolpath is less used the the one on the archive a confirm is requested. Now the message box has changed confirm buttons with Yes/No (before was V and X)

07/06/2018
(45) Material selection on strategy configuration (Existing Feature Change)

Previously options shown on list box, when selected a 'soft' or 'hard' material, expected that all materials under groud use the same. Since it is not so now it's possible to select a material under soft/hard to have options available for that specific material.

07/06/2018
(44) Custom stabilizers (New Feature)

This function allow to use any STL as stabilizer. The STL will be imported from a library that can be organized in subfolder with the material name assigned.





06/21/2018
(43) Replace on loading STL (Existing Feature Change)

In case the automatic replace function is used (soon after stl file import) now eventual abutment fit parameters (increase/decrease interface dimension and/or hole diameters) will also be considered.

06/21/2018
(42) Change hole diameter (Existing Feature Change)

In the previous version when hole diameter was increased the final result will not have the same value. Now the hole will be done with encreased diameter (but the mesh on MillBox will not be changed)

06/19/2018
(41) Description on shrinking factor (Configuration)

Text on shrinking factor reflects the setup configuration, so it's shrinkage if it is in percentage or scale if it is a value like 1.25

06/19/2018
(40) offset extension on open side (Existing Feature Change)

Now the offset can be reduced manually dragging 2 3D controls, no input values are needed.

06/19/2018
(39) Warning for overwriting blk more used (New Feature)

If the user open an old project and recalculate it at the end MillBox will overwrite the blk file that may be more used then current project. Now MillBox detect the more use of saved blank and ask the user if he wants to continue or not.

05/28/2018
(38) Set machines available (Configuration)

On machines table configuration it's possible to hide the view of machines

05/18/2018
(37) Curves functions on level configuration (Configuration)

It's possible to select curves functions to be visible in the toolbar

05/18/2018
(36) Arguments to MillBox for loading (Configuration)

It's possible to pass .obj files as arguments to MillBox.exe to automatically load them at next new project. Now are managed also "NEWJOB=path" to load any file format to a new project and "ADDTOEXISTINGJOB=path" to load any file format to a project that already exists (same parameters as Sum3d).

05/18/2018
(35) rotate 180 degrees on Z axis (New Feature)

To rotate 180 degrees on Z axis (useful on 4 axis machines when sometimes only this rotation can be done due to angle limits) the user can double click on arrow for Z axis rotation

05/18/2018
(34) pin on premilled (New Feature)

It's possible to customize position of pin created after import of premilled objects

05/03/2018
(33) Import bite (Optimization)

Import bite is now faster then before

05/03/2018
(32) Log files (Configuration)

Log files for some operations (CAM calculation, Blanks saved, import STL) are saved in the LOG folder, and saved when a backup is created

05/03/2018
(31) Import without external files (New Feature)

ConstructionInfo and pts files (and other externa files) are ignored. Currently this option disable multiimport

04/18/2018
(30) Interproximal curves (New Feature)

Those curves are imported if defined in a file .pts

04/18/2018
(29) Copy - paste material settings (New Feature)

Two new buttons are added to copy pin configuration from one material to another one

04/18/2018
(28) Apotea models flow (Existing Feature Change)

The hankie is now needed before starting toolpath, after applying it objects cannot be moved, also the hankie is extended to all objects.

04/18/2018
(27) Secondary axis view (New Feature)

If the user click the secondary axis arrow the view will change moving on the top of the arrow.

04/05/2018
(26) Fill on paint (New Feature)

Selecting the fill check the mesh inside the curve painted will be filled.

04/05/2018
(25) Paint function improvement (Existing Feature Change)

The paint function now is managed with UNDO - REDO and it is saved on the project.

03/30/2018
(24) Equipment collision control with squared blanks (Existing Feature Change)

Collision control with equipment is available even for sqared blanks (only if the equipment has not defined a position curve)

03/30/2018
(23) XYZ different scaling values for zirconia (Existing Feature Change)

Now this scale values is calculated correctly during calculation. XY values will be mediated and assigned to Z only on project, before calculating Z will be correctly rescaled. It is suggested to check the material residual simulation after calculation (on top and bottom side if the Z shrinking factor has big difference fromXY). Before (2017 version) the different scale factor was applied correctly only if object were not rotated.

03/30/2018
(22) Attachments on models (New Feature)

Attachments if created on a model object (type 5) without a secondary axis will be created using the view direction, this allow to specify areas to be milled in 5 axis quickly, an update on the strategy is needed to take advantages from this function.

03/19/2018
(21) Apotea models (New Feature)

Apotea models are managed with a complete process

03/19/2018
(20) Advanced join function (New Feature)

This option allow an high quality mesh output for lasersintering and it's nearly 10 times faster. Available only with Windows 10 64 bit update at least at march 2017

03/19/2018
(19) Cross and Y equipments management for premilled (New Feature)

Premilled equipments with cross or Y orientation are managed. Premilled positions must be placed along X axis and can have different angle positions.

03/19/2018
(18) Order reusable blank table (New Feature)

The reusable blank table can be automatically ordered by clicking the column lable. To apply 2 orders 2 labels must be clicked in correct order. For example if the user want blanks ordered by material, and inside he want an order by height he has to click first on height label, then to the material label. As before the user can change manually some row order by dragging first column. The order will be applied after MillBox restart.

02/27/2018
(17) Added Support Pin transparency when connected to stabilizers (New Feature)

Support Pins attached to Stabilizers will now display slightly transparent when they are being edited / selected.

02/19/2018
(16) Fixture rendered with slight transparency when obstructing object views (New Feature)

If the Equipment is rotated between the user and one or more objects it will be rendered slightly more transparent to allow the user to remain focused on the parts during nesting while eliminating the obstructive view of the holder.

02/19/2018
(15) Paint of used blanks area (Existing Feature Change)

Those areas is painted only on borders (previously was painted all in red)

02/19/2018
(14) Extra functions on object toolbar (New Feature)

It's possible to choose some extra functions to put inside object toolbar.

02/19/2018
(13) Blank borders and offset colors (Existing Feature Change)

Blank borders and offset colors now are displayed to be the same color as the blank.

01/30/2018
(12) Scale factor input (Existing Feature Change)

User can insert the shrinkage / enlargement factor with both syntax: 1.25 or 20, the value shown on the dialog (if edited) and on the bottom information toolbar are always represented with the syntax set in the configuration.

01/30/2018
(11) Pin parameters on configuration dialog (Configuration)

It's possible to set all pin parameters (dimension, number, shape behavior) in the configuration dialog. It's possible to decide if a material define parameters on configuration or they are picked from the blank depending if "Edit" button is checked or not. If a material, for example Zirconia, has parameters defined in configuration dialog they will be hidden in the blank table.

01/30/2018
(10) Scaling / Shrinkage factor in % - percentage (Existing Feature Change)

In MillBox's configuration it is now possible to change the scaling factor for zirconia from whole numbers to % (shrinkage factor), a scaling value of 1.25 corresponds to a shrinkage factor of 20%.

01/28/2018
(9) Engraving Text on support pins (New Feature)

It is now possible to write engraving text on support pins. Currently if text is added on a pin the tooth can be rotated only along the Z axis. To unlock rotation along other axes, the text must be removed first. Furthermore any pin with text on them cannot be moved and the shape cannot be modified.

01/28/2018
(8) Tooth information (New Feature)

The information icon is added to the tooth toolbar to see the file name and the number of elements contained.

01/28/2018
(7) Rectangular Support Pins / Stabilizer (New Feature)

Users can change the shape of support pins to rectangular. There is a new icon used to select them on the pins toolbar and there is a configuration setting on blank dialog. If pins are placed near the equator curve the shape will contour to the curve to reduce the chance of creating undercuts.

01/02/2018
(6) Count elements on object (New Feature)

It is possible to insert number of elements contained in an object on the report at the position @1305@/x@. To know number of elements of an object select it, press alt+enter then type "info"

01/02/2018
(5) Offset for frameworks (Existing Feature Change)

For this object type the offset will be increased where needed to don't create weak areas

01/02/2018
(4) Vertical pin diameter (Configuration)

Vertical pin diameter set on tooth toolbar is saved for next pin creation (previously it was assigned the default value for horizontal pin)

01/02/2018
(3) Align objects to Z axis (New Feature)

Align the object selected (crown, abutment, hybrid abutment) to Z axis so it can be milled vertically and with 4 axis machines. Useful for objects where the axis is calculated manually. If the object has 2 axis clicking the function twice the other axis will be used to align.

01/02/2018
(2) Change step on wizard (Configuration)

User can change step even if it is inside another step parameters dialog. This configuration must be checked on settings, furthermore on some dialogs with substeps it is not available (while selecting blank on stl that require it, selecting, selecting used blanks..)

01/02/2018
(1) Detection flipped objects (New Feature)

If an object with margin lines (crowns, bridges, anatomic crowns…) is detected flipped 180 degrees it will be automatically rotated and a message will be shown to inform the user on the function done

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