Technical Information

If your hospital or clinic purchased Materialise OrthoView through your PACS supplier, please contact them initially. If your software was purchased directly from Materialise, please contact us using the email address or phone number below, or visit Materialise OrthoView Customer Support to learn more.

North America

UK, Europe and Worldwide

For the client / workstation:

  • Windows 7 was added in OrthoView v5.4.x
  • Windows 8 was added in OrthoView v6.2.x
  • Windows 10 was added in OrthoView v7.0.x

For the server:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 , 2012 R2 or 2016 Standard Edition (x86 & x64)

Yes, support for Mac OS X was added in OrthoView v6.5.x. Users wishing to install and use Materialise OrthoView on Mac OS X will need a specific license. Please contact us to inquire about Mac OS X compatibility and licensing.

Yes, provided the hardware requirements are still met (see below).

The latest version, directly supplied from us, is v7.0.2. If you have purchased Materialise OrthoView from your PACS vendor, the latest version they will offer might differ.  Please contact us or your PACS vendor for more information.

Software upgrades are available when a valid maintenance contract is in place.  This will also be affected by how you have purchased.

Your hospital’s PACS administration should be able to take care of this in conjunction with our engineers. However, assistance from your PACS supplier may be required. Please be aware your PACS supplier may charge for this.

If your hospital gives you access to the PACS from home, you may be able to access Materialise OrthoView from your home too. Please check with your hospital PACS administrator. Alternatively, you could choose our cloud solution to access Materialise OrthoView from any location where you have internet access. Contact us for more details.

  • Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 (x84 or x64)  (All available service packs and updates) (Operating System support dependant on version of software)
  • 2Ghz CPU 4 GB RAM 2 GB HDD Space
  • Vertical screen resolution of 1024 pixels or greater (e.g. 1280 x 1024)
  • Network connectivity to the PACS server
  • Additional ports may be required depending on configuration
  • Server: Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 R2 or 2016 Standard Edition (All available service packs and updates)
  • Hard Disk Drive: 80GB with Redundancy (e.g. RAID1, RAID5))
  • RAM: 2GB
  • CPU: 2GHz Dual Core Xeon Class CPU
  • Power Supplies: Redundant
  • Network: Gigabit
  • Physical or Virtual Server

The OR (Order Reference) number is the unique identifier for your Materialise OrthoView license. It always begins with OR and is followed by at least 4 digits e.g. OR 1234-xxxxxxx. You will be asked for just the first 4 digits of your OR number when you contact our Support team.

The OR number for your Materialise OrthoView license (e.g. OR 1234) can be found in the Help menu of your OrthoView software. Select ‘License Manager’ in the dropdown Help menu to see details of your license and the software version you are using. The License file name (if you received one for installation) also starts with the OR number.

If you do not see the information you are looking on this page, please contact Customer Support with your question.

Digital Prosthesis Templates

We collaborate with all major orthopedic device manufacturers, using their data and clinical guidelines to create the digital templates. There are currently over 180,000 templates in our online library. Prior to the installation of Materialise OrthoView, you will have the opportunity to identify the templates that you will need and, if they are not already accessible in the template library we will liaise with the manufacturer to get the data and create them for you. To learn which orthopedic prosthesis templates are currently available in Materialise OrthoView, please visit our Digital Template Library.

Digital prosthesis templates are provided and updated free of charge as part of your Materialise OrthoView Support contract.

Customers using v7.0.x and earlier, can download their prosthesis templates from their account on at any time and save them for future use.

Customers using v7.2.x and later, can benefit from the new Template Management service.  While the older manual service above is still supported, the new service allows Materialise OrthoView to directly connect to our digital template library and download templates as you require them.  This service will require an Internet connection to connect and obtain templates. To enquire about upgrading or configuring this within your hospital network, please contact your local Materialise office or contact us.

Materialise OrthoView digital templates have a 12-month life span. At the end of this period the software notifies you that the template has expired and a replacement template can be simply downloaded from the website.

Using v7.2.x and above, the new service will always keep your templates up to date – this is subject to an Internet connection and maintenance contract.

New templates are typically ready for Materialise OrthoView users 4-6 weeks after we have received the digital template drawings from the manufacturer.

Materialise OrthoView provides digital templates for all joint arthroplasty, fracture management and limb deformity correction procedures.

Scaling Digital Images

Scaling an x-ray image within Materialise OrthoView is quick and easy if a radiopaque calibration marker was used when the image was taken. QuickScale, OrthoView’s one-click scaling tool, automatically detects the edges of the marker to calibrate the image. QuickScale can be used with a spherical or disc-shaped marker. If no marker is available, an estimated oversize can be entered. For more information, visit our Image Scaling page.

To achieve the greatest accuracy, a radiographic calibration object of known diameter, or length, should be present on the digital x-ray. Any radiopaque object in the shape of a disc or sphere of a known physical size may be used and should be placed in the plane of interest when the image is captured. There are a number of commercially available markers. For more information, visit our Image Scaling page.

Saving Digital Plans

When Materialise OrthoView is integrated with or connected to the PACS, the templated image and report can be saved back to the PACS.

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