January 23, 2018

OpticStudio now converts tolerances and configurations to non-sequential mode

OpticStudio now converts tolerances and configurations to non-sequential mode

After you optimize, analyze, and tolerance an imaging system in sequential mode in OpticStudio, we recommend that you convert it to non-sequential mode to check for back reflections, optimize for uniformity, or analyze the color appearance. Non-sequential rays accurately simulate the interaction between all optical and mechanical components of the system. Therefore, after the imaging system is converted to non-sequential mode, it’s easy to analyze mounts, baffles, iris apertures, and other CAD parts designed in LensMechanix.

In OpticStudio 18.1, the sequential to non-sequential converter has been significantly enhanced. It now automatically converts all sequential configurations to their equivalent configurations in non-sequential mode.

A sequential zoom lens with three configurations.


The same zoom lens converted to non-sequential mode.

The sequential to non-sequential converter also converts tolerances. Each sequential tolerance is automatically converted to its equivalent notation in non-sequential mode.

The Spot Diagram analysis and Tolerance Data Editor in a sequential Double Gauss design.


The same Double Gauss design converted to non-sequential mode.

For more information about converting sequential configurations and tolerances in the latest release, see the OpticStudio 18.1 Release Notes.

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