Improve your optical engineering to manufacturing workflow

The perfect complement to OpticStudio

Each engineer owns their part of the product development process, and up until now, engineers that work with optical engineers have not had access to optical design data to troubleshoot and analyze how the optical system meets manufacturing, budget, and time requirements. OpticsViewer bridges the gap between optical design and the manufacturing process. Improving how your engineers share optical design information can reduce miscommunication, speed up the product development process, and eliminate unnecessary iteration costs.

Six ways OpticsViewer improves optical product manufacturing

1. Speak the same language
OpticsViewer gives manufacturing engineers the ability to load sequential OpticStudio® design files and view without loss of precision or information. The optics design data is available, including design targets and tolerance ranges. Your engineering team can engage in more informed conversations and make better decisions using complete optical design data.

2. Share your optical designs
Export optical designs into CAD formats, including STEP, IGES, STL, STAT for further optomechanical design, simulation and analysis.

3. Avoid errors in manufacturing
It is not uncommon for manufacturing engineers to receive incomplete or incorrectly implemented optical drawings. With OpticsViewer, you can generate accurate drawings that meet the standards of your optical manufacturers while maintaining your optical design.

4. Ensure design meets manufacturing specs
Use system viewers and analysis features to study performance via optical design simulation. Manufacturing engineers can ensure that the optical performance is maintained throughout the manufacturing process.

5. Fine tune parameters to meet spec
Troubleshoot before you build a physical prototype by adjusting parameters of the optical design to visualize the effect on optical performance. This empowers non-optical engineers to analyze the optical performance.

6. See the impact of changes on cost
Access real-time cost estimates based upon optical lens design data submitted to manufacturers. See the cost impact of lens shape, size, material, coatings, quality, and quantity.

Improve your engineering to manufacturing workflow