Zemax Users Group International

A dynamic community of Zemax users with varying levels of experience from every industry sector, background and age. 


  • Share ideas with other optical and illumination design professionals
  • Sharpen your skills by learning new design, analysis and optimization techniques
  • Enhance your understanding of Zemax software and services
  • Find out what's new first
  • And more
  • No membership fees
  • Get involved online or by attending a regional meeting
  • Some organizations have in-house groups
  • Valid Zemax software license key is required

The ZUGI member community also has substantial influence in Zemax product development. Zemax development is a user-driven process. ZUGI provides a unified communications channel with the ability to shape product capabilities, features, training and support.

Regional Meetings

Most ZUGI regional meetings are half-day events focused on technical topics, networking and previewing product enhancements. A Zemax product engineer or support professional is present at most ZUGI meetings. You can ask any question about the software or a project and get an answer from a knowledgeable fellow user or Zemax team member.