Getting started with OpticStudio

Explore the OpticStudio interface and the range of capabilities with these introductory resources. This is the jumping off point for the other OpticStudio Learning paths.

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In this video we explore the OpticStudio workspace and ribbon bar, and discuss fundamental modes of operation, as well as where to find more information about tools and analyses.

Getting started with OpticStudio - part 1
In this video we explain how to enter to use the editors and System Explorer to define your optical. We’ll also look at techniques for customizing your workspace and how to access the range of sample files supplied with OpticStudio.

Getting started with OpticStudio - part 2
This lesson covers the more details about the Lens Data Editor and how to speed up your interaction with the Express editors. The basics up setting up and using analysis windows and system viewers are also explained, enabling you to visualize key information about you system

Getting started with OpticStudio - part 3
MyZemax.com gives you access to a wide range of resources and tutorials, as well as support from peers and Zemax experts. This video will help you get the most out of what’s on offer, so you can be more successful, sooner.

Where to find more help & information (Coming soon)
This article introduces you to the capabilities of OpticStudio’s Sequential Mode. The discussion includes demonstrations setting system properties, using layouts, and some basic analyses, extended source modeling, and modeling off-axis systems.

Exploring Sequential Mode in OpticStudio
This article will introduce you to the suite of capabilities available in Non-Sequential Mode. The advantages of Non-Sequential Mode and mixed mode are discussed. A brief overview of some object types and features unique to Non-Sequential Mode is also provided.

Exploring Non-Sequential Mode in OpticStudio
Physical Optics Propagation (POP) analysis is a powerful tool for analyzing beam propagation and fiber coupling. This article will introduce you to the capabilities and use cases of POP.

Exploring Physical Optics Propagation in OpticStudio