Upcoming Webinars

Learn what makes OpticStudio unique, discover new features, and learn user tips to speed up your optical and illumination design process. Zemax webinars include extended tutorials, introduction to new features, and time saving how-to information. You can join any of the upcoming webinars by clicking on the individual registration buttons, or download and watch a recorded webinar at your leisure.

What's new in OpticStudio 17
September 20, 2017 7:30-8:30 AM PDT

The OpticStudio 17 release takes optical design to the next level. Watch this webinar for an overview of the new features in the OpticStudio 17 release, including how to:

  • Use Contrast Optimization to optimize for MTF atleast 30x faster than before
  • Trace rays using more than 200 field points (more than any other optical design software)
  • Navigate the updated API documentation and use 80 additional examples
  • Account for complete wavelength dependence when simulating phosphors and fluorescence with the most accurate ray-based photoluminescence model
  • and more!  

Kristen Norton is the OpticStudio Product Manager. She worked as a Laser and Optics Engineer before joining Zemax as a Senior Optical Engineer in early 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Willamette University, and master’s degree in Applied Physics at the University of Oregon. 


Using LensMechanix to resolve stray light issues caused by mechanical components
September 27, 2017 10:00-11:00 AM BST (2:00-3:00 AM PDT)

LensMechanix is a SOLIDWORKS add-in by Zemax that mechanical engineers use to package optical systems. With LensMechanix, mechanical engineers load an OpticStudio file directly into a SOLIDWORKS assembly, and then design the mechanic components using actual lens dimensions—without STEP, IGES, or STL files. After packaging the optical components, mechanical engineers run a ray trace to assess the impact of the mechanical components on optical performance. They use the suite of tools in LensMechanix to correct stray light and other issues and to validate the complete optomechanical system. In this webinar, you will watch a demonstration of LensMechanix and learn:

  • How to identify and correct stray light issues caused by mechanical components
  • How Zemax Virtual Prototyping streamlines the design process for optical and mechanical engineers
  • Answers to frequently asked questions about LensMechanix

There will be a live Q&A at the end. Join us!
LensMechanix is a SOLIDWORKS Certified Gold Partner add-in for mechanical engineers who work on optical systems. It uses the same physics core engine as OpticStudio that is relied on by NASA and industry leaders worldwide. 

We'd love to hear from you. Please send any questions or comments about our webinars to community@zemax.com.