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Zemax courses help engineering teams gain practical skills to design optical products faster.

Whether you’re looking for an introductory course for first-time users or advanced capabilities for experts, Zemax courses will enhance your team’s productivity by helping them master the tools available in OpticStudio and LensMechanix.

Led by our exceptional team of optical and mechanical engineers, our training is designed to be hands-on to teach the most useful tips and techniques.

Training locations include:

-      San Francisco
-      Seattle
-      Boston

United Kingdom
Puerto Rico 

Private training

If your organization has multiple individuals to train, customized on-site training is an economical option at a flat fee of $6,200/day. Take full advantage by encouraging up to 18 people to attend. Courses are taught by Zemax’s experienced optical and mechanical engineers using the most current version of Zemax solutions. Three-day minimum purchase is required.

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Design Optomechanical Systems using LensMechanix

This course is designed for mechanical engineers with little or no background in optics.

Attendees will learn how to use LensMechanix to assess the impact of mechanical designs on the optical performance, and troubleshoot and correct issues caused by the mechanical design. The course introduces the basic principles of optics and includes LensMechanix demos, lab exercises, use of lens sample files, and real-world examples, and tips and resources to use on the job.


  • Loading an OpticStudio file

  • Viewing lens data

  • Choosing the correct analysis settings

  • Running ray traces and analyzing results

  • Troubleshooting spot size, beam clipping, and image contamination issues

  • Updating an OpticStudio design file

  • Saving an OpticStudio output file

Skills Gained

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain optical concepts

  • Identify common issues caused by mechanical designs

  • Set up optomechanical analyses

  • Troubleshoot issues in the Optical Performance Summary table

  • Correct errors due to mechanical components before manufacturing

No knowledge of OpticStudio or LensMechanix is required. Working knowledge of SOLIDWORKS or Creo is required.




The class meets four hours each day for two consecutive days. The last day includes time to work on self-paced labs.

All courses are held 8 AM - 12 PM PST (3 PM - 7 PM GMT)

LensMechanix for SOLIDWORKS

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LensMechanix for Creo

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