Instructions for Online Training

The following article explains all of the system requirements and instructions you will need in preparation to attending an online course provided by Zemax.


If you experience an issue with the steps concerning ReadyTech, please reach out to their support team per the information provided below.

Questions concerning the sale or registration of your course can be answered by contacting sales@zemax.com.

All other questions and general inquiries can be resolved by reaching out to support@zemax.com.



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Authored By: Davey Dean

Published On: February 16, 2017


How to place dummy surfaces at the front and rear principal planes

For a complex lens, it can be convenient to add dummy surfaces at various locations: at the entrance and exit pupils, the nodal points, or the principal planes. This article demonstrates how to insert dummy surfaces at the front and rear principal planes of a Cooke Triplet.  The surfaces will then appear in the layout plots and can be used for various analyses.

Authored By: Erin Elliott

Published On: February 16, 2017


How to create a Zemax Archive File (*.ZAR)

This article explains how to create an archive version of your file.


 

Authored By: Davey Dean

Published On: January 19, 2017


Understanding the Detector Polar

The Detector Polar object stores the intensity data from NSC source rays that strike it. The Detector Polar is spherical in shape but the resulting data distributions in the angular domains are displayed in 2D. And this point can cause confusion.
The aim of this article is to explain clearly how OpticStudio maps rays striking 3D sphere onto a 2D intensity plot. It also gives some details on the conventions used in OpticStudio.

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Authored By: Sandrine Auriol

Published On: January 10, 2017


How to Fix Scrambled Text in OpticStudio Analysis Windows

This article addresses an issue where the descriptive text inside analysis windows is unreadable or scrambled with OpticStudio. This issue has only appeared in Windows 7 with OpticStudio 16.5.

If you are having an issue where the analysis windows are nothing but black, white, or grey, see the article What to do if the graphics windows in OpticStudio are black.

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Authored By: Don Dickinson


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 competitiors.

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

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

Authored By: Nicholas Herringer

Published On: October 19, 2016


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