DentalCAD (US version)


Step 1:
Download the Framework 2022 (.exe) and install following the installation instructions.
Step 2:
Blue Dongle Insert the blue dongle that you received from exocad/Gro3X.
Step 3:

Download DentalCAD 3.0 Galway (engine build 7986) 64-bit Version, with test data

Unpack it (by using 7-Zip) to a directory of your choice

Step 4:
Launch DentalDB\bin\DentalDB.exe to start
Step 5:
Click Load to access the included sample data
Step 6:

Load sample data and start CAD Design
Follow the activation process

Perpetual License: Activation is only required for first use of the dongle.
Flex License: An active internet connection is required for the initial activation of the software. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for license-specific connectivity requirements.

Step 7:
Regular backups
Make sure that regular backups are performed of the CAD-Data subfolder. All case-related data, plus your database with dentists, patients, etc (DentalDB_V3.sqlite) is located inside "CAD-Data". In case of data corruption, e.g. because of hardware failure, you can simply restore this folder to save your case data.

If you already have an existing CAD-Data folder, e.g. from a previous exocad version, you can simply copy over the old CAD-Data folder to the new location, and keep working with your existing database. The database will automatically be updated to the new version on the first start of the new DentalDB.


DentalCAD's Implant Module is classified as a medical device in the United States. As a result, if the Implant Module is used with DentalCAD, please regard the Installation and Service Procedure (IASP) and create the required records. These records must be stored for up to 15 years and have to be provided to exocad or the FDA on request (see Terms and Conditions).

System and hardware requirements

Please visit exowiki for the latest system and hardware requirements:
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Installation and servicing instructions

In our Installation and Servicing Procedures (IASP) document you find all necessary instructions and information for installing and servicing DentalCAD/AbutmentCAD 3.0 Galway.

Download DentalCAD/AbutmentCAD 3.0 Galway document