Workflow comparison

When LensMechanix is used in conjunction with OpticStudio, companies benefit from a streamlined workflow between optical and mechanical engineers. LensMechanix reduces project costs spent on design iterations, identifying and correcting errors, and building repeated physical prototypes. The table below shows an example of the savings that can be realized on one project using LensMechanix, compared to the same project using an outdated process with STEP files and ray bundles.

"Before LensMechanix, we guessed a lot. We would manage stray light in fairly crude ways, with paint or photo-etched apertures or a host of secondary components. Not getting it right the first time is a huge expense."

-Dave Rook, Mechanical Engineer, CSA Group


Heliar 37rrm imaging system
LensMechanix streamlines the product development workflow, speeds time to market, and saves money by simplifying the exchange of information between SOLIDWORKS and OpticStudio. LensMechanix elminates STEP files and gives optical and mechanical engineers access to all design data. Powerful tools simulate the interaction of light between mechanical and optical components in the complete system, so mechanical engineers can catch and correct errors with mechanical componentsearly in the process.
*This example is based on designing a Heliar 37mm imaging system. Man-hour estimates are based on experimental data. Labor costs are based on average hourly costs for optical and mechanical engineers. Prototyping costs and project estimates are based on market research. The original design included beam path infringement and stray light errors.

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