Bidirectional Scatter Distribution Function (BSDF) Material Model Library
Unsurpassed simulation accuracy-eliminate errors caused when estimating material scatter coefficients with direct access to a comprehensive library of measured BSDF scatter models. You may choose from a wide array of engineering materials and quickly evaluate new materials by simply loading the measured scatter models. If the material needed is unavailable, new material BSDF measurements may be requested directly from Zemax.
The Largest Light Source Model Library
Direct access to the largest library of measured light sources available anywhere for unsurpassed accuracy of simulation results. 600+ Radiant Source Models™ are available, which give accurate near-field and far-field lighting data plus alignment images, in addition to an IES source and luminaire library.
Design lighting systems in a fraction of the time with real-time modeling of illumination systems. LightningTrace, a patent-pending technology, is a new paradigm in light system design, at 20-500x faster than conventional luminaire prototyping tools and ray tracing. Built specifically for light fixture design, it works with the Visual Optimizer to let you see illumination patterns change in real time as the system is modified!
Advanced Path Analysis
Eliminate unwanted light paths in your most challenging designs. Break down light into constituent paths to eliminate glint, glare and problem light. Use convenient visual and table formats to verify design performance, light paths and energy distribution.
Reads native part and assembly files directly in the Zemax Premium environment, eliminating export, import and file translation errors. Dynamically modify files from Creo® Parametric®, SolidWorks® and Autodesk® Inventor®. Supports multiconfiguration part files for simplified analysis of parts with multiple configurations. The ability to read parametric data directly from Creo files is new in Release 2, providing greater flexibility for defining, modifying and optimizing object geometries.
Roadway Lighting Designer
Verify compliance of roadway lighting systems to CIE 140-2000 "Roadway Lighting" specification. For roadway lighting systems that do not meet specification, Zemax automatically generates the merit function to optimize luminaire output. The Roadway Lighting Designer provides engineers with powerful tools to analyze and optimize roadway lighting systems.
Zemax Part Designer
Quickly create and optimize simple to complex parts. Includes a sketch editor, splines, sweeps, extrudes, custom colors and fully parametric part geometry for design flexibility. You can now use sketch parameters to create optimizable curves and use the Sketch Control Panel for exact placement of points. Smoothing functions can also be applied to create parts with continuous curves and new built-in math functions let you build more complex functions than ever before.
A fast and easy way to optimize luminaire designs to your specifications. Automatically convert any BMP, JPG or PNG file into color and flux merit function targets. Simply add optimization variables and Zemax does the rest.
Light Quality Metrics
Analyze up to eight parameters at the same time and simplify the design process with fast, interactive feedback. Micro-control of sliders enables you to view critical changes in system performance.
Source Illumination Map
Quickly generate illumination system patterns based on data from multiple sources, eliminating time spent tracing millions of rays from each source. This powerful tool improves system performance by reading angular data from up to eight sources and displaying a true color image of the illumination pattern in the far-field.
ReverseRadiance™ Reverse Ray Tracing
When your design requirements demand a specific luminous flux at an area of interest, proceed with speed and confidence. ReverseRadiance, in conjunction with luminous intensity data from Radiant Source Models, accurately predicts real-world results without the need to trace millions of rays. No other design software offers this capability.