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Ansys Zemax OpticsBuilder
Optomechanical Design & Workflow Software

Empower optical and mechanical teams to work together efficiently. Design exceptional optical products with faster manufacturing and time to market.

Get optical products to market faster

Flawlessly convert lens design data into native CAD to build optical designs faster with fewer errors. Create ISO-compliant optical drawings at the push of a button. Easily see mechanical impacts on optical performance and maintain design quality throughout the packaging process.

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    Faster time-to-market
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    Analyze mechanical impact
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    Eliminate costly re-work
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    Optimize for manufacturing

Quick Specs

Design exceptional products more efficiently and deliver them to manufacturing with confidence. Empower engineers to work together on a single, shared file across optical and mechanical teams. Analyze performance of optomechanical packaging and create optical drawings with a single click.

  • Quick, secure file sharing
  • Centralized workflow between engineers
  • Built-in optomechanical packaging analysis
  • Single file for entire optical design
  • Easy, fast, accurate import to CAD
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use UI
  • Common file format across teams
  • Push-button optical drawing creation
  • Optomechanical Packaging Analysis

Read an OpticsBuilder Case Study

OpticsBuilder Case Study

“Using an OpticsBuilder file (.ZBD) to manage design changes between our optical and mechanical engineers makes our prototype analysis 20 to 30 times faster and eliminates the possibility of redesign errors.”

Nencho Uzunov
Optical Engineer / OPTIX JSC

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OPTIX JSC manufactures a full range of optical devices and systems for army and law enforcement officials. It's a shared goal within the optics manufacturing industry to reduce product and design development time while maintaining product integrity and quality.For OPTIX JSC, this meant taking a closer look at the collaboration among engineers, designers, and computer-aided design (CAD) users to incorporate a better system that would streamline product and design development more efficiently.

OPTIX JSC effectively integrated Zemax OpticsBuilder and Zemax OpticStudio to accelerate and optimize product and design scheme development.

  • Easily convert and transfer optical designs, files, and workloads for more seamless collaboration among team members.
  • Reduced product and design scheme development time and costs while improving efficiency with fewer late-stage redesign or errors.


What can OpticsBuilder do for you?

Design mechanical structures around optical components in minutes using the exact optical component data through convert and build into native CAD. Avoid errors and costly rework by using dynamic ray tracing in CAD to analyze the impact of mechanical components on optical integrity. Save time by automatically filling optical manufacturing data into CAD drawings pulled directly from Ansys Zemax OpticStudio.

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Convert and build into CAD

Save hours spent recreating optics in CAD. Enable CAD users to automatically convert and build lens design data from OpticStudio, including lens materials, positions, sources, wavelengths, and detectors into native CAD parts and assemblies.

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Analyze optomechanical packaging

Avoid surprises by catching and correcting errors during initial optomechanical product design. Easily run ray tracing in CAD to analyze how mechanical packaging impacts the optical performance.

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Automatically create optical drawings

Share ISO 10110 compliant optical drawings with a push of a button using an automatic optical drawing design export tool that even works with your own custom drawing templates.


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It's vital to Ansys that all users, including those with disabilities, can access our products. As such, we endeavor to follow accessibility requirements based on the US Access Board (Section 508), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the current format of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

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