Easily build STOP analysis into your design workflows

Get fast, accurate STOP results from FEA data

Analyze the impact of structural and thermal loads on your optical designs with the OpticStudio Structural, Thermal, Analysis and Results (STAR) module. Extend OpticStudio capabilities to include structural, thermal, and optical performance (STOP) analysis based on finite element analysis (FEA) data sets. Reduce human error and wasted time spent recreating designs by blending and optimizing STOP and OpticStudio design processes into an integrated workflow.

Import FEA data from any FEA packages

Load structural and thermal FEA data sets from any simulation package directly into OpticStudio and share this data seamlessly across your design teams. Align the coordinate systems to match the FEA data set to the correct optical surface.

Analyze structural and thermal loads

Apply powerful numeric fitting algorithms to visualize the impact of structural and thermal loads on system performance and gain timely, next-level insights into your designs.

Automate with Zemax APIs

Enable workflow automation and streamline connections between Zemax and your other engineering simulation tools using the OpticStudio and STAR-APIs.

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