January 20, 2021

Zemax launches native diffraction calculation and new analysis functionality

Zemax launches native diffraction calculation and new analysis functionality

OpticStudio 21.1 delivers a new diffraction calculation and two new tolerance setup operands. OpticsBuilder 21.1 improves analysis functionality and includes full Zemax glass catalog.

Zemax announced the latest release of their flagship software, OpticStudio®, and OpticsBuilder™. Continuing our commitment to deliver regular updates to our customers, Zemax will deliver three product releases in 2021, the first in January (21.1) followed by May (21.2) and September (21.3) releases. OpticStudio 21.1 starts the year by empowering the growing role of diffractive optics within the augmented reality and heads-up display markets. This release also adds new tolerance operands for users to align designs more easily to real-world assembly methods. In addition, this release debuts two new feature experiments that improve wide-angle ray aiming for autonomous vehicles and provide a new optimization algorithm. OpticsBuilder 21.1 improves optomechanical assembly analysis by allowing users to add sources and detectors directly in CAD.

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September 16, 2020

Zemax accelerates optimization speed and expands OpticsBuilder offering

Zemax accelerates optimization speed and expands OpticsBuilder offering

OpticStudio release delivers an incredible 5x speed improvement to common optimization workflows, while OpticsBuilder adds support for editing optical components and expands support for mirrors and compound lenses.

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May 20, 2020

Zemax expands OpticsBuilder to Creo Parametric CAD platform

Zemax expands OpticsBuilder to Creo Parametric CAD platform

Streamline optical assembly with software that empowers optical designers and CAD users to build better products, faster and cheaper through improved teamwork and tighter integrations.

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April 06, 2020

Drive manufacturability by improving collaboration between your engineers

Drive manufacturability by improving collaboration between your engineers

Manufacturability is vitally important to optical and photonics companies, but workflow bottlenecks significantly impact how readily, and cost-effectively, you can meet market demand. Zemax is addressing this challenge by providing engineers with an integrated workflow that enables people to work together more efficiently to produce high-performing products on time and on budget, even when at scale.

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March 11, 2020

Automatic conversion of optical designs into CAD parts accelerates manufacturability

Automatic conversion of optical designs into CAD parts accelerates manufacturability

As you may know, Zemax recently launched a new product called OpticsBuilder, which enables CAD users — such as mechanical engineers and optomechanical engineers — to develop better products more quickly and with greater design fidelity. OpticsBuilder does this by helping users convert optical designs more efficiently, analyze how their packaging impacts optical performance, and create optical drawings for export to manufacturing. In this blog post, we showcase one of the features that’s getting a lot of positive attention, namely the flawless conversion of lens design data from OpticStudio into native CAD parts in OpticsBuilder.

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