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.


SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster and more cost-effectively.

PTC Creo®

Parametric® Creo can share data seamlessly with other PTC Creo apps like Zemax so that no time is wasted on data translation and resulting errors are eliminated. Users can seamlessly move between different modes of modeling and 2D and 3D data can easily move between apps while retaining design intent.

Autodesk® Inventor®

Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to produce an accurate 3D model that can help you design, visualize, and simulate your products before they are built.


MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB you can analyze data, develop algorithims, and create models and applications.


Optimax® Estimator

The Estimator is a unique tool designed to allow you to input parameters of an optic and adjust tolerances to get and estimated cost of your optic. This empowers engineers to find the best balance of performance versus cost by adjusting the manufacturing tolerances and evaluating the effect on cost.

OOFELIE::Multiphysics is a 3D multiphysics FEA solution used to conceptualize, design, analyse, and optimize various types of systems before starting the time-consuming and costly build-and-test cycles. OOFELIE::Multiphysics is tightly combined with Zemax (automated exchange of data) to accurately predict the behavior of optomechanical systems and MOEMS.

BeamWise™ - Automating Optical Systems Design

BeamWise, Inc. offers software tools and services for the design of complex optical systems; we specialize in model-based design automation and configuration solutions. Our products significantly reduce the time and errors involved in developing and maintaining optical systems. With BeamWise, an instrument developer can define an optical system; the software automatically generates 2D functional drawings, full 3D CAD models, and a parts list.