exocad GmbH announced last week its Dental CAD system can now import “open” .DCM and .3OXZ scan files directly from 3Shape TRIOS scanners.
This capability extends exocad's list of supported scanners to over 20 vendors, offering end users the widest range of scanning options in the industry.
The exocad update is now available to all exocad reseller partners. The TRIOS compatibility was developed without support or endorsement by 3shape.
"TRIOS scanners currently write open DCM files, when set up in Direct Connection mode. So, we can directly read the files, including their color texture," says Tillmann Steinbrecher, CEO of exocad GmbH. "But it is technically possible for 3Shape to close the DCM file format through software updates.
“We believe that dentists using intraoral scanners have a right to work with a lab of their choice - and thousands of labs worldwide use exocad software. Therefore, we strongly hope that 3Shape keeps the TRIOS scanners open in the future as well."