Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Go from concept to sales in record time.

Streamline the workflow between optical and mechanical engineers.

Leverage powerful virtual prototyping tools

 Zemax Virtual Prototyping links the preferred software design tools used by optical engineers with the preferred tools used by mechanical engineers, giving teams a parallel design environment to maintain design fidelity throughout the workflow.


Optical and mechanical engineers are able to work on the same design in their preferred environments, seeing the impact of each other’s work directly.


By collaborating on a shared virtual prototype, optical and mechanical engineers can quickly identify and correct design errors early, resulting in faster time to market.


By flagging potential problems early in the product design process, instead of triaging failures in a physical prototype—or worse, on the manufacturing line—Zemax Virtual Prototyping saves money.

Zemax Virtual Prototyping is the only collaborative design system for
today’s fast-charging engineering teams.

With its comprehensive suite of optical, laser, and illumination design features, OpticStudio provides unparalleled value for optical engineers and researchers.

LensMechanix loads OpticStudio files directly into SOLIDWORKS, preserving all optical information so that mechanical engineers have all the design information they need to do their job.

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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.

Are you caught up in the product design circus?

Watch how you can transform your team’s design process to increase productivity by designing smarter and designing faster.

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Learn how Global Surgical reduced a new optical product design timeline by three months.

See how the world’s best optical and mechanical engineers develop amazing product designs.

Results from leading companies have been remarkable, with reduced headaches, accelerated time to market, and higher profitability.