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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


Directory Page for Single User Licenses

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

Authored By: Nicholas Herringer

Published On: October 19, 2016


Identify Your OpticStudio License

This page will help you identify the different types of licenses that can run OpticStudio. Links are provided for additional information regarding installation, use, and troubleshooting of the different license types.


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Introduction to License Types

Single User Red, Green or Black USB Key
Single User Softkey License

Network Black USB Hardkey License
Network Softkey and Red USB Network License

Authored By: Don Dickinson

Published On: March 20, 2017


Directory Page for Red USB Licenses

This page is a directory for all red USB-related licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.


Directory Page for Green USB Licenses

This page is intended to help you find the correct resources and information for your green USB OpticStudio license.


Directory Page for Softkey Licenses

This page is a directory for all softkey-related licensing, installation, and troubleshooting articles.


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 Troubleshoot Softkey License Issues

This article describes things to check and ways to fix issues you may encounter with your softkey license as well as Red and Green USB keys for OpticStudio or Lensmechanix. Instructions for both single user and network licenses are included.

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Authored By: Don Dickinson

Published On: October 18, 2016


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