How to Report a Problem or Possible Bug to Zemax Support

This article describes how to report problems or bugs and generate the files the Zemax support team will need to quickly resolve your issue.

Contents:

Before reporting a problem
Performance
OpticStudio Stops Responding Or Shuts Down With An Error
Potential Bugs

Gathering More Information

How to Create A Screen Shot

Authored By: Alison Yates

Published On: October 17, 2015


How to Use the Help System with OpticStudio

OpticStudio contains updated reference material in an easily-navigable in-line help system that replaces the 1000-page manual of previous releases of Zemax. This article explains how the organization and structure of the new Help System in OpticStudio.
 

 

Authored By: Alison Yates

Published On: March 19, 2014


OpticStudio Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This articles answers Frequently Asked Questions about the OpticStudio release. 
 


 


Authored By: Alison Yates

Published On: March 17, 2014


Troubleshooting your OpticStudio Installation

This article explains what to do if you have problems installing or running OpticStudio 14.2 and later.

This article will walk you through the following troubleshooting steps:

 


Authored By: Alison Yates

Published On: October 15, 2015


Installing OpticStudio for the First Time

This article explains how to download and install OpticStudio.
 

CONTENTS:

Authored By: Alison Yates

Published On: April 12, 2016


How To Design a Singlet Lens

This article explains:

  • Modifying system settings, including System Aperture, Lens Units, Fields and Wavelengths
  • Entering lens prescription data
  • Using solves to enforce design contraints
  • Analyzing system performance prior to optimization
  • Determining degrees of freedom and setting variables
  • Setting up a default merit function
  • Optimizing and analyzing final design performance

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: December 1, 2015


Talking to ZEMAX from Python using PyZDDE

This article describes:

  • How to use PyZDDE to communicate between Zemax and Python
  • The three modes of operation of PyZDDE using examples
  • Brief description of the PyZDDE toolbox, and few use cases
 

Authored By: Indranil Sinharoy (Lyle School of Engineering, Southern Methodist University, TX)

Published On: January 22, 2014


How to Identify Specific Rays Using Filter Strings

This article explains how to use filter strings to identify and isolate specific rays in a non-sequential system. Examples are given which show how to isolate rays that have undergone surface scattering and bulk scattering, as well as rays that undergo diffraction and fluorescence.
 
 

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: June 26, 2009


Zemax Narcissus Analysis Macro

Summary:

This article will demonstrate how to analyse narcissus effect in infrared systems with cooled detectors. In summary:

  • Ghost files generated with Zemax ghost generator are loaded and for each file vignetting and transmission data are gathered
  • According to user input temperature data (housing, detector and ambiant) narcissus integral coefficient is calculated
  • Surface NITD contributions and total NITD results are displayed
  • All numeric NITD data are written into a text file

Authored By: Serhat Hasan, shaslan@aselsan.com.tr

Published On: July 13, 2013


How to Work in Global Coordinates in a Sequential Optical System

When working with a sequential optical system, it is usually most convenient to work in local coordinates. However, there are cases when working in global coordinates is easier: typically when working with perturbation data produced by FEA in systems with complex 3-D tilts and decenters. This article describes how to switch between sequential and global data entry methods.

 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: June 22, 2007


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