Getting Started with ZOS-API

Getting Started with ZOS-API
Getting Started with ZOS-API is designed to get you up to speed quickly with the powerful features of ZOS-API. This Learning Path is divided into steps that will teach you how to efficiently use ZOS-API to create or modify optical systems, and extract data from OpticStudio.

Get Started:

Find out how ZOS-API can be useful in expanding OpticStudio capabilities, and what are the differences between ZOS-API, APL macros, DLLs or DDE.
  1. What is ZOS-API and what can it be used for?
  2. What are the differences between ZOS-API, ZPL and DLL?
  3. DDE and ZOS-API: Why and how switch to ZOS-API
Get Connected

Learn which external packages can work with ZOS-API, how to install them and how to connect to OpticStudio

  1. Required OpticStudio version and language for using ZOS-API
  2. Installation and connection. Click the icon for your language to view installation and connection instructions. (Note that no specific installation and connection steps are required for MATLAB)
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Fundamentals of structure and syntax
Discover the basics of ZOS-API structure and learn how to navigate through the ZOS-API Syntax Help File.
This lesson explains the different modes and presents the main interfaces to access ZOS-API as well as some “tips and tricks” to help you become an expert in no time.