Development Partners

Software developers and product manufacturers frequently partner with Zemax to provide added value to their current customers and extend their reach into the global community of Zemax users. Together, the Zemax product team and our Partners develop, deliver and support highest-value solutions for optical and illumination design.
From their rapid deployment and fast prototyping to their open philosophy, Aras is completely changing the old paradigm and delivering PLM that just works. Their Comet Solutions tool ( has direct interoperability with Zemax OpticStudio and LensMechanix.

Dynardo develops software solutions for design exploration including sensitivity analysis, multidisciplinary optimization and robustness evaluation (advanced tolerance analysis) using measurement data and/or simulation data, e.g. from Zemax OpticStudio.

ESTECO is an independent software provider, highly specialized in numerical optimization and simulation data management with a sound scientific foundation and a flexible approach to customer needs. Their modeFrontier tool has direct interoperability with Zemax OpticStudio (see
LaCroix is a manufacturer of custom precision optics, from high volume production to quick-turn prototypes.

Lumerical's component design products use multiphysics-style simulation workflows to model optical, electrical and thermal effects at the physical level. Lumerical's system design products simulate and optimize the performance of photonic integrated circuits, and have direct interoperability with Zemax OpticStudio (see


Open Engineering is a breakthrough supplier of Multiphysics software for the CAE market. Their solutions are based on their OOFELIE::Multiphysics platform, which is used to conceptualize, design, analyze, and optimize various types of systems before starting the time-consuming and costly build-and-test cycles. OOFELIE::Multiphysics is tightly combined with Zemax OpticStudio (through automated data exchange – see to accurately predict the behavior of optomechanical systems and MOEMS.

Optimax provides fast, reliable delivery of precision optics with superior quality and service enabling customer success and employee prosperity. The Optimax Estimator® ( is a unique tool designed to allow users to input parameters of an optic and adjust tolerances to get and estimated cost of their optics. This tool empowers engineers to find the best balance of performance versus cost by adjusting the manufacturing tolerances and evaluating the effect on cost. This tool can be called directly from Zemax OpticStudio (see