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Getting Started with Python

This article will walk through the basics of getting Python setup on your system in order to run ZOS-API.  There are 2 required downloads (Python and pywin32) along with a few recommended downloads (an IDE and Python modules).   Except for the 2 required downloads, all other recommendations are based on a Zemax Engineer's personal preference and do not reflect an official endorsement as to the quality of these products or any competitors.

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Authored By: Michael Humphreys

Published On: November 14, 2016


Display Pupils on a Layout Plot

You can easily show the Entrance and Exit Pupils in both the LDE and Layout Plots by using dummy surfaces and pickups to show the location of the pupils without affecting the other surfaces in your sequential system.  This article walks through how to use ZPL Macro and Chief Ray Height thickness solves in the Lens Data Editor (LDE) as well as hiding dummy surfaces in a layout plot.

Authored By: Michael Humphreys

Published On: November 13, 2016


Directory Page for Network Licenses

This page is a directory for all network licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.

Authored By: Alissa Wilczynski

Published On: October 19, 2016


Update Green and Red USB Licenses on a Machine Without Internet Access

This article is intended to help owners of red or green USB dongles update their license when it is attached to a machine without internet access.

If your machine does have internet access, refer to the following article:
Update a Red or Green USB Dongle With Internet Access

Authored By: Tess Jacobs

Published On: October 19, 2016


How to Protect and Prevent Loss of your Softkey License

This article outlines the best practices for working with a softkey license.  We will cover the ways to backup your license and prevent loss of the softkey license.

Authored By: Don Dickinson

Published On: October 7, 2016


Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Single-User Hardkey

NOTICE: This article has been phased out. 

Refer to Installing OpticStudio for the First Time which covers installation of OpticStudio with all license types. 

If you are trying to configure OpticStudio to work with a network license:

For installing and configuring a client machine to reach a key server that uses a black USB key (It uses a 5 digit serial number such as 22000) this is discussed in Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Network Hardkey.

For those that need to configure OpticStudio to reach a key server that uses a softkey license, or a Red network license (your license key serial number will be similar to L000001), refer to How to Install the Network License Version of OpticStudio

Authored By: Alissa Wilczynski

Published On: September 27, 2016


Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Network Hardkey

This article is intended to help those with a black USB network licenses install the key server software, as well as configure client machines to locate and use the license.

If you have a multi-user network softkey or Red USB license (the key numbers are similar to L000001 rather than 5 digits) and need to set up the key server or configure OpticStudio to reach the server, refer to How to Install the Network License Version of OpticStudio

Single-user installation information

If you have a black USB single-user key, installation is discussed in Installing OpticStudio with a Black USB Single-User Hardkey
If you have any other single-user key type, refer to Installing OpticStudio for the First Time

 

CONTENTS:
Introduction

Installing Software and Configuring the Keyserver Installing or configuring OpticStudio on the Client Machine Client Troubleshooting
  • You get prompted to enter a license code
  • OpticStudio "Cannot Find Zemax Key" Error
Key Server Troubleshooting
Configuring OpticStudio when it is installed on the same machine as the USB network license.

Summary & Checklist

Authored By: Alissa Wilczynski

Published On: September 26, 2016


How to Connect to the ZOS-API with the Interactive Extension using Matlab

In this article, we will show how to connect to the ZOS-API with the new Interactive Extension using Matlab. The Interactive Extension mode is almost identical to a User Extension except an Interactive Extension does not have to be a standalone executable. This capability allows connections from scripting environments such as Matlab or Python where there is no compiled executable that OpticStudio can launch. 
 

Authored By: Thomas Pickering

Published On: August 29, 2016


Using Diffractive Surfaces to Model Intraocular Lenses

This article will demonstrate how users can use the Binary 2 surface to model an intraocular lens. Throughout this article, we will go through a demonstrative design and outline many of the concepts, as well as tips and tricks, involved in designing intraocular lenses in OpticStudio.

Authored By: James E. Hernandez

Published On: August 19, 2016


How to Design A Catadioptric, Omnidirectional Sensor

This article walks through a deomsrative design of an omnidiriectional, catadioptric sensor in OpticStudio. Throughout the article, tips and tricks are presented to designers looking to model their own omnidirectional system.

Authored By: James E. Hernandez

Published On: August 19, 2016


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