Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

Watch the short video and learn how this works.

In the final stage of designing the coping, the coping will need to be checked for thickness against the underlying safety zone. You may want to add a collar along the palatal or lingual margins of the coping which can easily be done.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

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Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

In this part final part of the workflow unhide the green safety zones by using the toggle bar in Copings submenu. Some green areas may show through, these will need to be covered. This is generally caused by stretching the mesh while adding the structural support for the coping as described in the previous step.

Select the coping, then press the 'Inflate/Deflate with Protection' button. Lightly brush over the surface and cover the green safety zone. When there are no green zones showing, use the exit button. Continue, next use the 'Smooth Coping with Protection' feature. Lightly brush over the surface which was modified with the inflate tool, also smooth the edges of the coping. When done, exit this function. Repeat this procedure for any other copings.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

Select the coping, then press the 'Inflate/Deflate with Protection' button. Lightly brush over the surface and cover the green safety zone. When there are no green zones showing, use the exit button. Continue, next use the 'Smooth Coping with Protection' feature. Lightly brush over the surface which was modified with the inflate tool, also smooth the edges of the coping. When done, exit this function. Repeat this procedure for any other copings.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

If you want to design a definite step in the collar. Select the coping and press the Crease button.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

The crease tool has a wand which when brushed over the collar creates a definite edge. In the minus mode you can use it on the inner side of the collar, while in the plus mode you can create the edge on the outer side of the collar. Exit the Crease tool when done, then smooth over the area one last time.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.

The coping can now be exported through the Finish submenu. Just select the coping and press the 'Finish Restoration to Collection' button. This will create a duplicate which will be exported. The duplicate has the correct point of origin set to the correct location for further CAM processing. Well done! You have successfully completed a coping.

Making the Copings Part 2 - Final contouring, creating a collar and export.