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ZEMAX OpticStudio Professional Optical Design Tool

ZEMAX OpticStudio Professional CAD software offers a set of tools for optical lens system designs; choosing lens type and material; import and export capability for porting designs into 3D models for manufacture; and a superior Knowledgebase available at no charge from the supplier. OpticStudio is a program that can build, analyze, and refine designs of optical and illumination systems. Its interface is easy to use, and with a little practice it allows for rapid design evolution. Most features are chosen by selecting them from tabs or dialog boxes. Importing and exporting 2D/3D models is straightforward. Many commercial lens and material libraries are included with the download.

More information about ZEMAX software is available at:

Software Version Latest version available from the Zemax website
Operating System System requirements
Bit Level 64-bit
  • Faculty members with a Professor Research subscription receive access that allows them, their students and their research staff to access OpticStudio software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool for the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared licence pool.
  • Upgrades and support during the active subscription period.
  • The use of this design tool is subject to the software licensor’s usage terms and conditions set out in their End User License Agreement which can be found here https://www.zemax.com/license-agreements
  • Access is restricted to subscribers within the geographical boundaries of Canada.
  • The use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to clients, graduate students, and research staff.
For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or licensing@cmc.ca.
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