Engineer the future of optics.

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 forSOLIDWORKS users and for Creo Parametric users.

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.





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.

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.

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.

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High-yield optimization: optimization for as-built performance

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TrueFreeform: The latest method in designing freeform optics

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