Introduction Ceramill Mind construction software
After starting the CAD module (Ceramill Mind), a „wizard“ window will open, which will guide you step by step through the construction. Explore the options presented to you in each wizard screen, and click 'Next' to proceed to the next step. Of course, you can always use the 'Back' button to return to previous steps in the wizard. The wizard will present you reasonable default values (depending on the type of construction and the material selected) for all construction parameters. You are free to change them; any parameters you change in the wizard will be applied to all teeth in the construction.
You may navigate in 3D space using your mouse:
- Use the right mouse button (hold and drag) to rotate the view
- Use the mouse wheel to zoom and unzoom
- Use both mouse buttons (hold both and drag) to move the view. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard arrow keys
- Press the mouse wheel (middle mouse button) to center the point you clicked, and define this point as the new rotation center
Showing/hiding objects in the viewer
The „Show/Hide groups“, as the name suggests, allows you to show or hide objects (like scan data, constructed parts), by using the checkboxes left of the group description. Objects are grouped by type. For a more fine-grained selection, unfold a group by clicking on the little arrow left of the checkbox.
The different colors of the objects in " Show/Hide " are based on the color of the design objects . With the different colors you can find objects easier and faster.
As you proceed with the construction, the list will become more and more populated. A menu is available by right-clicking on a group (E.g. right-click on „Anatomic shapes“). Among other things, this allows you to toggle transparency for an entire group of parts – a frequently used feature.
Unfold the "Teeth" expander to switch visibility on a per-tooth basis. Unfold the "Hidden" expander to see what parts are currently hidden. Use the "Show all" button to show all parts available
|Right Mouse Button||Rotate View|
|Right+Left Mouse Button||Move View|
|Cursor Keys||Move View|
|Middle Mouse Button||Center view & set new rotation point|
|Press Wheel Button||Center view & set new rotation point|
|Scroll Wheel Button||Zoom in & out|
|POS1||Center view & set new rotation point|
|Ctrl+Shift+F3||Optimize for Remote View by Teamviewer/Netviewer/Remote Desktop/VNC etc.|
|ALT||Press to temporarily show all objects. Release ALT to return to previous state.|
More hotkeys specific to certain features (e.g. freeforming) are available. Please see the documentation for the respective feature for details.
Context menus are available to help you explore what functions are available at a particular stage in the construction.
You can use the context menu to apply a certain function to:
- All teeth (the 'root' context menu)
- Just one tooth (the 'tooth-specific' context menu)
- A group of previously selected teeth
You can open the 'root' context menu by right-clicking on the background of the CAD window. Functions you select here will be applied to all suitable parts of the construction. The 'root' context menu also gives you access to some advanced dialogs, found in the 'View' submenu.
By right-clicking on an individual tooth in the viewer, you can open the 'tooth-specific' context menu. Items you select here will be applied only to the tooth you clicked on.
To apply a context menu function to a group of teeth (but not to all), hold <CTRL> and click on the teeth to mark (note that the teeth will change color). Then, right-click on the background to see the context menu specific to the marked teeth.
The context menu will adapt itself to the current state of the construction, so the menu entries you see vary during the course of the design. So if you're looking for a particular feature, it's always a good idea to explore the context menu. But note that while the wizard is running, only a stripped-down version of the context menu is available.
Some of the most-used menu entries from the context menu are also available though the button bar, which appears when the wizard is closed.
The section view
The section view can be opened via the “Section view” button in the right menu bar.
Left-click the mouse on the jaw scan to position the section plane. The section plane’s motion arrows are faded in using the Ctrl key and can be used for finely adjusting the section plane.
The size of the window can be scaled via the upper left corner  of the section plane window.
If two points are placed in the section view window using a left click, the distance  between these points is given automatically. This allows material thicknesses to be checked quickly and easily.
If preparation margins and/or implant positions have already been defined, the section plane can be moved along the alveolar ridge using the “Position on the dental arch” slider . This allows a quick positional change of the section plane without realigning it.
Using the “Focus section in main view” button , the view of the main window is aligned at a 90° angle to the section plane.
If the “Set with clicks” button  is activate, the section plane can be positioned via 2 points, placed by left-clicking the mouse.
The “Follow mouse cursor” button  attaches the section plane to the cursor. The section plane can now be moved to the required position and placed in the required location by left-clicking the mouse.
The section view settings can be accessed via the “Section settings” button . It is possible to limit autoration of the section plane to 90° steps or deactivate it in the settings. This is selected using the “Rotate the section in 90° steps”  and “Deactivate automatic rotation”  buttons.
Two visualisation modes are available. The first is the "section lines view" : In this mode only the contour lines of the individual design components are shown. The second is the "section view" : In this mode all surfaces of the design components are shown.
Grid lines in the section view window can be deactivated/activated using the “Show grid” checkbox .
To define a new view click on the text “Add custom view”  on the bottom right-hand edge of the screen, the text “Custom view 1”  then appears.
It is also possible to save several views. To do this, click again on “New view”.
By left-clicking on “Custom view 1”  any other perspective can be changed back to the previously saved view.
To allow a better overview the stored views can be renamed. To rename a view, click on the respective saved view by right-clicking the mouse and select “Rename view” .