OpticStudio: the optical industry standard for lighting design

OpticStudio lets you quickly and safely design optical and lighting systems with state-of-the-art features for analysis and optimization. Use OpticStudio to create high-performance lighting systems for LCDs (computer and cell phone displays) and LEDs.

5 good reasons to use that software

  • A tool adapted to rapid prototyping
  • A complete set of analysis and simulation tools
  • Easy integration with the main 3D design tools
  • Multi-sector uses: aeronautics, automotive, astronomy, biomedical
  • Supports many parameterization languages: Python, C++, C#, MATLAB

Why choose OpticStudio?

OpticStudio is the software for optical innovation and lighting design.

A comprehensive catalog of design and engineering resources

Reduce design time by using comprehensive material catalogs, source model libraries, and sample files.  OpticStudio provides more than 600 source templates luminous updated online as well as lens and lens databases from more than 60 manufacturers organized into eight categories.

Standardized CAD functionality

Streamline design workflows with your CAD tools and assembly capabilities built into the OpticStudio environment.

The OpticStudio product line

Choose the version that suits you.

OpticStudio Premium

Design with a complete set of tools and resources for optics and lighting. This release includes 1 year of maintenance with access to technical support and the Zemax Productivity Guarantee for optimal use.

OpticStudio Professional

This version includes the features of the Standard edition plus comprehensive tools for non-sequential processing of optical systems and laser beam production tools. It includes 1 year of maintenance with access to technical support.

OpticStudio Standard

This version includes the essential tools for optical sequence design of lens and imaging systems, as well as polarization and thin-film coatings . It includes 1 year of maintenance with access to technical support.

With OpticStudio, you don’t design alone anymore. Senior technicians are accessible via 24-hour technical support by phone. OpticStudio provides a wealth of resources via online help, but also access to training and the user community so you can tackle your most ambitious challenges.


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 R2 or later. Windows 7 (Service Pack 1), 8.1 and 10 (1607 or later update recommended).

Architecture: 64-bit

64-bit Intel or AMD processor. A multi-core processor is recommended for optimal performance.

2 GB of system memory. 2 GB per processor core recommended for optimal performance.

Graphics card supporting DirectX 11.0 and 512 MB of video RAM.

Hard disk with 3.5 GB of free space for initial download and installation. 100 GB free space recommended for working files.

Minimum display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (Full HD 1920×1080 recommended).

Adobe® Reader or compatible application for program documentation

Internet access: Internet required for installation as well as for software updates.

Starting from (excl tax)
3749 € / year