Virtual prototype optomechanical products

Package optical systems directly in your CAD platform

Design, validate, and collaborate on optomechanical designs directly in your CAD platform.

LensMechanix is the best application for mechanical engineers to package optical systems in your CAD platform. Simulate the impact of mechanical designs on optical performance to catch errors early and get products to market faster.

  • Load all lenses, mirrors, sources, and detectors from the OpticStudio® design file as native CAD parts.

  • Design mechanical structure using the complete optical data including materials, coatings, and tolerances. 

  • Trace rays through the optomechanical system to catch and correct errors early such as stray light, image contamination, and beam clipping


One: Optical engineer designs optical system in OpticStudio

Two: Mechanical engineer loads the entire optical design into LensMechanix 

Three: Mechanical engineer designs mechanical components around accurate optical data

Four: Mechanical engineer checks for issues caused by mechanical components

Five: Mechanical engineer updates the mechanical model (if needed) and finalizes it

LensMechanix helps you catch and correct errors early in the design process.

Load Files

Load both sequential and non-sequential designs into your CAD platform as native CAD parts, eliminating STEP, IGES, or STL files.

Display Tolerances

Display optical tolerance data in your CAD platform to help you make informed decisions.

Animate Rays

Quickly identify the source of stray light or beam path infringement by showing light traveling through the optomechanical system.

Share Designs

Share entire optomechanical assemblies with the optical engineer as ZAR files. This preserves all design data in native file formats and simplifies collaboration.

See all features, including new Fold Mirror Tool >

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.

Our customers have access to training and global support

Hands-on training

Zemax training accelerates your ability to bring individuals and teams up to speed on the latest technologies in optical system design and optomechanical design.

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Worldwide support

Our team of optical and mechanical engineers is available to answer questions about installation, customization, applications, and more.

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Ready to learn more?

See how you can load optical systems designed in OpticStudio directly into SOLIDWORKS in this 10-minute webinar.

See how you can streamline your workflow and increase accuracy when designing optomechanical systems.

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