Get optical designs to market faster, with lower costs

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Build exceptional optical products

To turn optical designs into reality, teams of engineers need to coordinate their individual expertise around one common goal. Oftentimes the limiting factor is not the talent of the team, but the limitations of the tools. Now CAD users don’t have to spend hours or days creating optical designs into CAD formats. With OpticsBuilder, CAD users can directly convert complete optical designs from OpticStudio into CAD, analyze how their packaging impacts optical performance, and export optical drawings to manufacturing

—saving costs and months of trial and error.

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What can OpticsBuilder do for you?

Convert to CAD

Convert and build optical designs into native CAD parts
Instead of spending hours recreating lenses, OpticsBuilder enables CAD users to automatically convert and build lens design data from OpticStudio, like lens materials, positions, sources, wavelengths, and detectors into native CAD parts and assemblies. Design mechanical structures around optical components in minutes using the exact component data.

Optomechanical packaging analysis (OPA)

Easily analyze how mechanical packaging impacts optical performance
Avoid surprises by catching and correcting errors during the initial optical lens design phase. Using the Zemax physics core, you can easily run a ray trace to analyze how the mechanical packaging impacts the optical performance within the native CAD environment. No need to make assumptions or wait for input from the optical engineer.

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Automatic drawings

Push-button optical drawing creation
Share ISO 10110 compliant optical drawings with a push of a button using an automatic optical drawing design export tool that even works with your own custom drawing templates. Save time by automatically filling optical manufacturing data pulled directly from OpticStudio and reduce rework.

Convert to CAD

Convert and build optical designs into native CAD parts
Instead of spending hours recreating lenses, OpticsBuilder enables CAD users to automatically convert and build lens design data from OpticStudio, like lens materials, positions, sources, wavelengths, and detectors into native CAD parts and assemblies. Design mechanical structures around optical components in minutes using the exact component data.

Optomechanical packaging analysis (OPA)

Easily analyze how mechanical packaging impacts optical performance
Avoid surprises by catching and correcting errors during the initial optical lens design phase. Using the Zemax physics core, you can easily run a ray trace to analyze how the mechanical packaging impacts the optical performance within the native CAD environment. No need to make assumptions or wait for input from the optical engineer.

Learn More

Automatic drawings

Push-button optical drawing creation
Share ISO 10110 compliant optical drawings with a push of a button using an automatic optical drawing design export tool that even works with your own custom drawing templates. Save time by automatically filling optical manufacturing data pulled directly from OpticStudio and reduce rework.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the key benefits of using OpticsBuilder?

  • Work within a familiar CAD environment
  • Utilize an intuitive user interface that does not require extensive optics knowledge
  • Save hours, if not days, by automatically importing all optical geometry designed using OpticStudio
  • Reduce back-and-forth with Optical Engineers and avoid creating costly physical prototypes with analysis features made to assess mechanical impact on optical performance
  • Easily share optical drawings with manufacturing engineers in the format they need with automated push button drawings

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