Downloads
 

Installation Instructions

The desktop version of OpticStudio is installed locally (on-premise). All prerequisite software and drivers are included with the OpticStudio installer.

  1. If you have a hardkey license, ensure it is not plugged into any USB port.  
  2. Download and install OpticStudio_19.4 SP2.

For more information: 


Online Setup Instructions

The OpticStudio Online Edition does not require any software installation. Your account will always have the current version of OpticStudio Premium installed. 

For more information:

  • Latest license code file for OpticStudio 19.4 SP2: lc_190731.dat 

License manager:

The Zemax License Manager: Zemax License Manager

Black hard key driver:

Black hard key driver cleanup utility:

  1. Removes all Safenet key drivers
  2. Take key out of USB port
  3. Run the correct utility for your version of windows
  4. Reboot
  5. For further troubleshooting a Black USB license, visit troubleshooting license issues with a Black USb license.

For soft keys:

If you are setting up the multi-user network licensed version of OpticStudio please refer to the knowledge base article: How to configure the keyserver and clients for OpticStudio network licenses. OpticStudio multi-user network licenses are available for softkey and Red USB key types. 

The  Zemax License Manager is used to install the network licensing software on the server machine.

Legacy Version Support and Update Policy

If you have any questions regarding the Legacy Version Support and Update Policy, please email us.


Zemax Software and Service Pack Releases

Zemax software evolves over time with each new release replacing the previous version. Zemax software releases are separated into two (2) distinct categories: 
 
  1. Software Release – these releases are considered full-version releases and contain new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
  2. Service Packs – these releases are considered as supplemental and contain only bug fixes
Software and service pack releases occur throughout the year with announcements made online at Zemax.com. 
 

Zemax Software Release Policy

As new versions of the software are released, older ones are phased out. Zemax provides download links to older versions and technical support for those versions for a limited time. While the following policies don’t represent a historical change, our goal is to clearly define end of life support to assist customers in planning for the future. The following policies govern technical support for and availability of Zemax software releases. 
 
  • Availability of Software Releases: we provide access to previous releases of our software that are up to two (2) years old with respect to the current version. After two (2) years it will be removed from the website and will no longer be provided.
  • Availability of Service Pack Releases: all software bug fixes will be added to the next planned Service Pack release and will be made available for download from our website. Zemax will not provide additional Service Pack releases once an updated version of the software is released.  
  • Technical Support for Software Releases: We will make every reasonable attempt to resolve installation issues with older software versions, but updating to the latest release may be required. Support will be provided on installation issues provided the license has a current support agreement.
  • License Support: A license is eligible to run any version of the program whose release date was during or prior to the license’s support period.  A license that is eligible for a software release is not automatically eligible for subsequent service pack releases.  If you are unsure of your license support expiration, please email us.
 

 Downloads

 
 Release name  Date  License file *  Prerequisites package *
 OpticStudio_19.4 SP1  29 May 2019  lc_190529.dat   (0.2 MB)  19.4 SP1 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_19.4  13 May 2019  lc_190513.dat  (0.2 MB)  19.4 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_18.9  19 November 2018  lc_181119.dat  (0.2 MB)  18.9 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_18.7  20 August 2018  lc_180820.dat    18.7 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_18.4  8 May 2018  lc_180508.dat    18.4 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_18.1  17 January 2018  lc_180117.dat    18.1 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_17.5  15 November 2017  lc_171115.dat    17.5 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_17  12 September 2017  lc_170912.dat    17 Prerequisites
 OpticStudio_16.5 Service Pack 5  19 June 2017  lc_170619.dat    16.5 SP5 Prerequisites

​Some license types have limited backward compatibility with previous releases. System requirements and license compatibility information can be found in OpticStudio Legacy Version System Requirements 

* Typically, you only need to download the installation file, but not the license file or prerequisites package. If you check for OpticStudio support updates offline, it requires downloading the license file. For instructions using the license file, see  Is My Key Under Current Support? 

License manager:

The Zemax License Manager: Zemax License Manager

Black hard key driver:

Black hard key driver cleanup utility:

  1. Removes all Safenet key drivers
  2. Take key out of USB port
  3. Run the correct utility for your version of windows
  4. Reboot

For soft keys:


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