April 03, 2018

Overcome design challenges and isolate issues early with the latest LensMechanix release

Get the best LensMechanix experience yet with the advanced tools and multi-configuration capabilities in LensMechanix 4.5

Overcome design challenges and isolate issues early with the latest LensMechanix release

Design challenges are now easier to overcome for mechanical engineers packaging optical systems with a robust new feature set in LensMechanix 4.5, available now. Mechanical engineers can package optical systems in CAD software including SOLIDWORKS – and a Creo version is in development (sign-up for the LensMechanix for Creo Lighthouse Program for early adopters here). It is simpler to accommodate limited space requirements of mechanical envelopes and tackle other design challenges with the new Fold Mirror tool. Additionally, you can view performance differences in multi-configuration optomechanical systems loaded from sequential OpticStudio files. Enhanced tolerancing capabilities also help inform design decisions by providing tolerancing data from OpticStudio sequential design files in the graphics area.

Accommodate tight space requirements with the new Fold Mirror tool

Users are able to minimize the space required for optical systems and adapt to changes in the mechanical envelope using the Fold Mirror tool in the latest release of LensMechanix. Previously, if an optical assembly didn't fit within the predefined mechanical envelope, the best solution was to send the optical system back to the optical engineer to modify it. With the Fold Mirror tool, users can add fold mirrors directly in the CAD model to accommodate space requirements. After adding fold mirrors, users can analyze the complete optomechanical system in LensMechanix to verify compliance with optical requirements or provide the system to the optical engineer as a ZAR file for additional analysis and optimization in OpticStudio.

Fold mirrors added to an optical system

Make informed design decisions with enhanced tolerancing data

Overcome the critical design challenge of tolerancing mechanical assemblies and components to maintain optical performance during manufacturing with the latest release. Access tolerancing data from OpticStudio sequential design files and display in the graphics area. This information is especially useful when you're designing mechanical components for lens systems that have tight tolerances where small changes in position can affect the system's performance.

Isolate issues and evaluate design options with new multi-configuration capabilities

Easily view the performance differences of multi-configuration optomechanical systems. You can load sequential multi-configuration files from OpticStudio into LensMechanix 4.5. This new functionality is useful for varying optical component locations, material types, scanning mirror positions, and aspheric coefficients-and for isolating issues and evaluating design options.

New to LensMechanix?

LensMechanix brings the power of OpticStudio ray tracing straight to the mechanical CAD package so that mechanical, product, and systems engineers can ensure the quality of the optical performance throughout the entire design cycle. LensMechanix is available for SOLIDWORKS and a version for Creo is available for early adopters, with other CAD platforms to follow.

Read the release notes to learn more about LensMechanix 4.5.


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