OpticsBulder for Solidworks

Get to market faster, with lower costs

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.

Three ways to preserve optical performance

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

Flawlessly import optical designs

2. Easily view optical performance
Avoid surprises by catching and correcting errors during the initial design phase. Using the Zemax physics core, you can easily see the impact of mechanical packaging on optical performance within the native CAD environment. No need to make assumptions or wait for input from the optical engineer.

Easily view optical performance

3. Export to manufacturing
Share ISO 10110 compliant optical drawings with a push of a button using an automatic design export tool. Save time by automatically filling optical data into manufacturing parameters pulled directly from OpticStudio, and reduce rework by using your custom drawing templates.

Export to manufacturing

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