Ansys Zemax

Optical Design & Packaging Software

Unsurpassed Precision and Breadth in Imaging Simulation and Optimisation Technologies

Ansys Zemax is the industry standard for designing optical and illumination systems for a broad range of applications, from biomedical research to consumer electronics, machine vision to virtual reality.

Modern products rely upon embedded optical systems for successful performance. Accurately imaging the physical world and predicting the performance of these imaging systems is critical in products as diverse as robotic surgery-assist systems, autonomous vehicles, machine vision cameras and aerospace and defense applications. These products depend on precision optical raytracing and reliable lens design, yet imaging system creation is an intricate task complicated by strict requirements for precision, tolerancing and manufacturability.

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Ansys Zemax Optistudio Wide Angle Field View

Applications

OpticStudio®
OpticStudio® STAR Module
OpticsBuilder™
OpticsViewer™

OpticStudio®

OpticStudio® is the standard for optical, illumination, and laser system design in leading companies throughout the optics industry.

OpticStudio® STAR Module

The OpticStudio Structural, Thermal, Analysis and Results (STAR) module enables you to assess the impact of structural and thermal loads on your optical designs based on finite element analysis (FEA) data sets. Reduce human error and wasted time spent recreating designs by blending and optimizing STOP and OpticStudio design processes into an integrated workflow.

OpticsBuilder™

With OpticsBuilder™, CAD users can directly convert complete optical designs from OpticStudio into CAD, analyze how their packaging impacts optical performance, and export optical drawings to manufacturing – saving costs and months of trial and error.

OpticsViewer™

OpticsViewer™ bridges the gap between optical design and the manufacturing process. Improving how your engineers share optical design information can reduce miscommunication, speed up the product development process, and eliminate unnecessary iteration costs.

Zemax can support optical design in many fields and applications, including:

Imaging Optics

  • Target-tracking cameras
  • Driver-assist cameras
  • Cell phone/computer cameras
  • Biometric sensors

Lighting & Illumination

  • Plane exterior lighting
  • Headlights
  • Laser printers
  • Biometric sensors

Lasers & Fibres

  • Target-tracking cameras
  • Headlights
  • Laser printers
  • Optical interconnects

Customer stories

Aldercote

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atg UV Technology

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Baker Perkins

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Balltec

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Barberry Developments Ltd

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BCS Design Ltd

Analysis of Cantilever MastsThe West Coast Main Line, the UK’s most important…
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