Streamline optomechanical product design

Design and validate with LensMechanix

Optical product teams need an easier and faster way to get from design to manufacture. LensMechanix is the answer. LensMechanix is software for mechanical engineers who design housing for optical products in CAD.

With LensMechanix, mechanical engineers can access the complete design data of optical systems designed in OpticStudio® and start designing the mechanical envelope right away. They can then validate their mechanical design and fix issues before building a physical prototype.

Learn more about the benefits of Zemax Virtual Prototyping.

Streamline your workflow with LensMechanix

LensMechanix simplifies communication and reduces the back and forth between mechanical and optical engineers.
A single LensMechanix license works with both Creo and SOLIDWORKS.

LensMechanix for Creo

LensMechanix for SOLIDWORKS

Learn more about Surface and Object compatibility between OpticStudio and LensMechanix >

Don’t just take our word for it.

Thousands of organizations use our software to develop cutting-edge optical products. Here’s what a few of them have to say.

Why your team needs LensMechanix

Maintain design fidelity

Mechanical engineers access all the optical data defined by the optical engineer with just one file. There is no need to share STEP files, spreadsheets, or drawings.

  • Load the entire optical design, including lens materials, positions, sources, wavelengths, and detectors into LensMechanix as CAD parts

  • Access the same OpticStudio ray trace engine to ensure the quality of optical performance throughout the design process.

Shorten time to market

LensMechanix saves time by reducing the iterations between optical and mechanical design that happen before getting to a final design. With less back and forth, teams can get designs to market faster.

  • Minimize guesswork and make informed design decisions

  • Reduce design iterations

Reduce costs

Mechanical engineers can easily see the impact of mechanical components on optical performance. This enables them to find any errors in the design before they build a physical prototype

  • Simulate how rays travel through the optomechanical system

  • Pinpoint problems within a familiar Creo or SOLIDWORKS environment

Read how one customer cut development time in half

Global Surgical cuts product development time in half with Zemax Virtual Prototyping

Imagine shaving 106 days from your product development cycle, saving your team time and money and freeing it up to move on to the next innovation. That’s exactly what client Global Surgical experienced when it used Zemax Virtual Prototyping to redesign a set of symmetric eyepieces for its A-Series dental microscope. Read the case study to get inspired.

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