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How to Ensure that Zemax will Successfully Connect to Creo Parametric

This article describes how to correctly form the link between Zemax and Creo Parametric.

Authored By: Dr. Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: February 5, 2013


Using the OpticStudio Dynamic CAD Link with Assemblies

This article explains how to dynamically open and explode SolidWorks®, Autodesk Inventor® and PTC Creo Parametric® assembly files inside OpticStudio.

Authored By: Dr. Sanjay Gangadhara, Updated by Thomas Pickering

Published On: July 20, 2016


Tips and Tricks for Successful CAD Import

This article provides several tips and tricks to ensure smooth conversion of data between mechanical CAD programs and Zemax.

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: July 11, 2008


How to Explode a CAD Assembly

This article explains how to explode a CAD Assembly
 

Authored By: Dr. Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: July 10, 2012


How to Show Exported Rays in SolidWorks and Autodesk Inventor

OpticStudio exports ray information into IGES, STEP and SAT CAD file formats, however SolidWorks™ does not read this information in by default. This article describes how to get SolidWorks to show the rays inside the exported data files.

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: July 11, 2016


How to use the Boolean CAD, Boolean Native, and Compound Lens objects, and the Combine Objects tool

OpticStudio supports the ability to create complex objects from other non-sequential component (NSC) objects and surfaces. This article includes the following sections:  
 
 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson, reviewed by Sandrine Auriol

Published On: April 26, 2018


How accurate is the CAD exchange

This article explains the range of OpticStudio surfaces and objects than can be exactly defined using CAD export file formats, and gives an example of exporting high-order aspheres and testing the accuracy of the export.
     

Authored By: Mark Nicholson, Kristen Norton

Published On: April 11, 2018


Using the OpticStudio Dynamic CAD Link

This article describes how to dynamically open and edit SolidWorks®, Autodesk Inventor® and PTC Creo Parametric® parts inside OpticStudio. 

Authored By: Akash Arora, Kristen Norton, Updated by Thomas Pickering

Published On: July 18, 2016


How to add coatings and scattering functions to non-sequential objects

In Non-Sequential Mode, it is often the case that we need to apply scattering profiles or coatings to specific surfaces on an object. These properties can be defined on any face of a 3D non-sequential object. This article explains the concept of a Face Number in OpticStudio, discusses how these properties can be set in OpticStudio, and reviews some issues that can arise in the process.

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: April 3, 2006


Designing a Flood Light with Zemax Part Designer

This article will detail the construction and optimization of an LED flood light using the Zemax Part Designer Object.  Several new features in Zemax Release 13 with regards to ZPD will also be discussed.  
 

Authored By: Kevin Ting

Published On: February 3, 2013


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