Zemax is an optical design software that is used to design and analyze optical and lighting systems. This program was written by Mr. Ken Moore and was proposed as the first optical design program for the Windows operating system. The first version of this program was released in 1990 under the name Max, which was later changed to its current name, Zimax.
This program is used to design and analyze photography systems such as camera lenses and lighting systems. The basis of this program is based on ray tracing and optical ray modeling through the optical system. You can model various optical elements such as simple lenses, aspheric lenses, mirrors, and differential optical elements with the help of this program. It is also possible to produce standard analytical charts such as dot and X-ray segment charts. Zemax is also able to model the effect of optical coatings on the surface of components.
A library of commercial lenses is intended for this purpose. This program can perform continuous sequential numerical tracking through optical elements or non-sequential optical tracking for light analysis and emission of physical photos. Zimex is able to take into account the tolerance and design errors that occur due to physical limitations or human errors
Zimex optimization tool can improve lens design by considering automatic parameters and reduce the amount of disturbances to the minimum possible. Zemax has a complete library of commercial lenses, optical materials that can be used for optical analysis. This program is able to be used according to the characteristics of physical optics for devices whose diffraction is very important, such as laser beams and light coupling in optical fibers.
Supported Operating Systems
64-bit Windows operating system is required.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607) or higher
Windows 7 Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 Service Pack 2 or R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Minimum Hardware Requirements
64 bit Intel or AMD processor. Multiple core processors recommended for optimal performance
2GB system memory. 2GB per processor core recommended for optimal performance
Graphics card that supports DirectX11 minimum
Disk drive with 2.2GB free space for the initial download and installation.
Minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
Internet and email access for program installation, program updates, and technical support
Adobe® Reader for program documentation
Network-licensed OpticStudio requires TCP/IP network
Two-button mouse with the scroll wheel or equivalent trackpad
OpticStudio requires the latest .NET framework. The installer will download and install the required .NET version for you automatically if online.
Version 13 has been installed and successfully activated on Windows 10 64-bit.