Engineer the future of optics.

Improve optical performance.
Shorten time to market.
Reduce costs.

UAVs now are being used to map pollutants in the sky and to track wildfires at a distance.

Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Turn your optical systems ideas into reality faster than ever with Zemax Virtual Prototyping—a software suite that accelerates optical product development. From aerospace and astronomy, to automotive, biomedical research, consumer electronics, and machine vision—companies are improving their optical product performance and reducing development costs at the same time.

IMPROVE OPTICAL
PERFORMANCE

SHORTEN
TIME TO MARKET

REDUCE COSTS
 

Streamline the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.

By harnessing the power of OpticStudio and LensMechanix, optical and mechanical engineers can share complete design data and analyze optical performance in a virtual model, reducing design iterations and physical prototypes—saving time and money.


OpticStudio combines complex physics and interactive visuals so you can analyze, simulate, and optimize optics, lighting and illumination systems, and laser systems, all within tolerance specifications.


LensMechanix 4.0 is the most powerful tool available for optomechanical design. Design mechanical structures around lenses and analyze the impact on optical performance with this SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Partner add-in.

Ready to learn more?

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Customer story
Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Design and implementation of a new freeform surface based on Chebyshev polynomials

White paper
Design and implementation of a new freeform surface based on Chebyshev polynomials

LensMechanix functionality and benefits

Webinar
LensMechanix functionality and benefits

Don’t just take our word for it.

Thousands of organizations use our software to develop cutting-edge optical products. Here’s what a few of them have to say.

Industry news and best practices

Eyes on the road: head-up displays are changing how we drive

Eyes on the road: head-up displays are changing how we drive
Head-up display (HUD) optical technology was initially developed for military purposes, but its use is on the rise in the automotive industry.

Using OpticStudio for biomedical imaging design

Using OpticStudio for biomedical imaging design
Biomedical optical imaging is one of the most relied-upon tools in healthcare for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Try the new Contrast Loss Map in OpticStudio

Try the new Contrast Loss Map in OpticStudio
The latest version of OpticStudio is now available on-premise and online. OpticStudio includes a new analysis feature, called Contrast Loss Map...

See why more companies choose Zemax over any other.

All over the globe, fast-charging engineering teams have seen unprecedented success with our collaborative design system. What are you waiting for? Have your teams try OpticStudio and LensMechanix for free.