How to create a Zemax Archive File (*.ZAR)

This article explains how to create an archive version of your file.

Davey Dean
OpticStudio 16.5


Zemax Archive files (*.ZAR) provide single file pack-and-go backups for your designs, including all materials catalogs, coating catalogs, CAD files, etc., that are needed for correct operation. ZAR files are ideal for maintaining backups, or for transferring a design from one computer to another.


Select the "Create Archive" icon per the screenshot below. This should create a .ZAR archive file.