Engineer the future of optics.

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

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 is the best application for mechanical engineers to package optical systems in CAD software. It is available for SOLIDWORKS users, and is newly available for Creo Parametric.

Applications

IMAGING OPTICS
OpticStudio and LensMechanix are the tools of choice for scientists and engineers designing imaging optics and the mechanical packaging for devices such as telescopes, cameras, and sensors for the Mars rover, and two-photon microscopes for neurological imaging.

LASERS AND FIBERS
Laser and fiber technologies span a vast range of applications, from common household products to laser guidance systems, fluorescence imaging, fiber optic sensors, and laser materials processing.

LIGHTING AND ILLUMINATION
Producing uniform, or smoothly varying, illumination patterns from real light sources is critical in optical systems design. This type of lighting and illumination design is complex, since illumination sources tend to be nonuniform.

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

Employee spotlight: 18 questions with Shawn Gay

Employee spotlight: 18 questions with Shawn Gay
This month, meet another of the outstanding Zemax team members, Senior Computational Physicist Shawn Christian Gay.

LensMechanix for Creo Parametric is available now

LensMechanix for Creo Parametric is available now
Creo Parametric is one of the most popular CAD platforms for optomechanical product design. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability...

OpticStudio Focus Feature: Improved Graphic Export

OpticStudio Focus Feature: Improved Graphic Export
Now you can easily share and present graphics in high resolution without loss of information with the latest release of OpticStudio.

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