January 22, 2020

OpticStudio 20.1: New tolerancing and freeform design functionality

OpticStudio 20.1: New tolerancing and freeform design functionality

Zemax announced the latest release of their flagship software, OpticStudio. In 2020, Zemax will have three OpticStudio releases, the first in January followed by a May and September release. Throughout the year, these releases will provide significant advances in optical manufacturability, tolerancing, freeform design and more. OpticStudio 20.1 starts the year by delivering new functionality in tolerancing, freeform design and customer requested features.

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January 22, 2020

Zemax launches OpticsBuilder to streamline optomechanical packaging

Zemax launches OpticsBuilder to streamline optomechanical packaging

Zemax today announced OpticsBuilder™ for SOLIDWORKS, a software solution for companies using OpticStudio® that helps improve optomechanical packaging. OpticsBuilder helps optical design teams and CAD users become more productive by providing a new way to build, analyze and share their work. With OpticsBuilder, they can quickly convert optical designs into native SOLIDWORKS parts, analyze how their mechanical packaging impacts the optical performance right inside SOLIDWORKS, and export optical drawings to manufacturing teams.

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January 13, 2020

Automate routine engineering processes - and save considerable time - with the OpticStudio ZOS-API

Automate routine engineering processes - and save considerable time - with the OpticStudio ZOS-API

One of the biggest challenges facing optical designers today is the need to perform many tasks manually. ZOS-API power-user Brian Catanzaro, Ph.D. and principal at CFE Services, is successfully using the OpticStudio application programming interface to automate routine procedures while also adding powerful functionality. In this recorded webinar titled Unleash the power of OpticStudio through the ZOS-API, Dr. Catanzaro shares detailed case studies demonstrating innovative uses of the ZOS-API. Watch the webinar and gain insights from Dr. Catanzaro and host Zemax Senior Product Manager Thomas Pickering on how to streamline the engineering workflow in OpticStudio.

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January 08, 2020

Zemax is taking the stage at Photonics West

Zemax is taking the stage at Photonics West

Photonics West is coming to San Francisco, CA this February, and we’re excited to not only have a booth, but to have many Zemax engineers attending and sharing their expertise. We will be hosting three invited paper talks, a product demo and a workshop.

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December 31, 2019

Incorporating commercial off-the-shelf lenses into your optical designs

Incorporating commercial off-the-shelf lenses into your optical designs

In a presentation delivered at ENVISION, Keo Scientific Senior Optical Designer Dr. Craig Unick discussed incorporating commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) lenses into optical system designs. Keo Scientific designs and builds highly sensitive scientific instrumentation capable of wavelength-resolved imaging of sub-visual emissions from the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. 

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