Understanding the new features of 3Shape Dental System 2016


This tech brief provides a look at the features and advantages of 3Shape's Dental System 2016 software.

Earlier this year, 3Shape released Dental System™ 2016, the latest version of its CAD software for dental professionals.

Dental System™ 2016 introduces new and improved applications and workflows as well as a completely rewritten software for impression scanning to eliminate steps in the dental lab workflow. Dental System 2016 is also designed to save time for lab technicians by making designing faster and more intuitive for simpler to more advanced cases as well as increasing software reliability.

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Dental System 2016 introduced features like impression scanning. The 2016 version of the impression scanning application eliminates a dental lab’s need for pouring gypsum models and other manual steps in the workflow.

All 3Shape dental lab scanners can now scan analog impressions and skip directly to CAD design: a workflow step-saver that can reduce crown turnaround time by nearly one day. The 3Shape D2000 and D1000 lab scanner models additionally feature multi-line scanning technology for a more detailed and optimal impression scanning.

3Shape includes LABcare™ with all Dental System subscriptions. LABcare ensures that 3Shape users can continuously receive the latest technology through annual software releases such as Dental System 2016. In addition to upgrades, LABcare includes access to the 3Shape support network, as well as training channels such as webinars, videos and more. 

Other features include:

  • Updated impression scanning software-scan each side of a triple tray in less than 30 seconds and single trays in 75 seconds
  • New functionality accelerates 3Shape D500, D1000 and D2000 lab scanners’ performance and speed
  • Increased stability for large cases such as implant bridges 
  • Integration with TRIOS® and third party IOS
  • Robust crown design engine for fast and intuitive design
  • Easily work on advanced cases such as RPDs and full dentures
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