Transform your optical product design.

Go from concept to sales in record time.

Streamline the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.

Turn your optical and illumination systems ideas into reality faster than ever. From aerospace and astronomy, to automotive, biomedical research, consumer electronics, and machine vision—companies are improving their design performance and accelerating their time to market.


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 is a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Partner add-in that gives mechanical engineers the tools to package, analyze, and validate their mechanical designs directly in SOLIDWORKS.

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

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Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

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Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

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

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

LensMechanix functionality and benefits

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LensMechanix functionality and benefits

Why choose Zemax Virtual Prototyping?

By harnessing the power of OpticStudio and LensMechanix, optical and mechanical engineers are able to work on the same design in their preferred environments, and can now see the impact of each other’s work directly because they are working on the same virtual prototype.

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Industry news and best practices

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Looking ahead to Photonics West and SOLIDWORKS World 2018
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Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Global Surgical cuts product development time with Zemax Virtual Prototyping
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New Moore-Elliott method optimizes for MTF at least 30x faster

New Moore-Elliott method optimizes for MTF at least 30x faster
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See why more companies worldwide 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.