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How to Set Solves from ZPL

This article describes a brief ZPL code snippet written to save the user from some tedious keyboard data entry.

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: December 16, 2015


How is Radiant Intensity Defined?

This article explains the definition of Radiant Intensity.
 

 


 

Authored By: Mark Nicholson

Published On: June 12, 2008


How To Read a Static Data File into a User-Defined Surface

This article explains how to read static data from a text file into a user-defined surface.

 

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: January 17, 2008


How to Open Consecutively-Named Lens Files Using a ZPL Macro

This article demonstrates how to open several lens files using the ZPL macro. This is often useful for analyzing lens files generated by Zemax during the Monte Carlo tolerance analysis.

Authored By: Nam-Hyong Kim, Updated by Michael Humphreys

Published On: August 24, 2006


How to Measure the Sag of an NSC Object

This article describes how to measure the surface sag of a non-sequential object using the NSRA operand. 

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: November 23, 2007


How to Export Ray Trace Results in IES Format

Illumination System designers often need to give their customers data in IES format, and this article shows how to do that and validate the results.
 

Authored By: Dr. Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: July 10, 2012


How to Obtain the Value for Any Optimization Operand in a ZPL Macro Using OPEV and OPEW

This article provides a brief explanation on how to use the OPEV() and OPEW() functions to obtain a value that would otherwise be given by a merit function operand.
 

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: November 19, 2010


How To Model a Gradient Index Version of a Sellmeier1 Glass Using the Gradient 5 Surface

This article explains how to convert Sellmeier 1 dispersion coefficient data into dispersion coefficient values for the Gradient 5 surface. After doing so, the Gradient 5 surface may then be used to model the variation of index with position for a Sellmeier 1 glass.
 

 

Authored By: Brian Bauman

Published On: June 22, 2009


How To Update and Change the Settings of a Graphic Window from ZPL

This article describes how to change the settings of a graphic window via the MODIFYSETTINGS ZPL keyword. 

 

Authored By: Dan Hill

Published On: March 28, 2007


How to Model a Phantom Lens

This article describes how to modeled a turreted lens system using the multi-configuration capabilities of Zemax OpticStudio. A number of IGNR operands are necessary for ignoring the turreted lens in one of the configurations, and are added with a ZPL macro.

Authored By: Sanjay Gangadhara

Published On: December 1, 2015


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