San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Short Course (SC863)
Introduction to Modern Optical Drawings – the ISO 10110 Standard

FormatShort Course
  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 0.4
Since the late 1990's, the optics community has gradually been converting optics drawings from a free-form, notes-based method to a standardized, international pictographic method. In 2013, the United States will join the international community by adopting a version of ISO 10110 as the American National Standard for optics drawings. This new method is a great boon for an industry in need of standardization, but can be very confusing to the uninitiated. This course provides attendees with an introduction to ISO-10110, the international standard for optics drawing notations. The course concentrates on the fundamentals of the drawing layout and how to read the notations required for typical optics, such as glass parameters, radius, wave-front, surface imperfections and roughness. Attendees are also informed about how the American version is going to differ from the current international standard. Practical and useful examples are included throughout.
Learning Outcomes
  • read and interpret an optical drawing prepared to ISO 10110
  • identify the meaning of the symbology and specifications of ISO 10110 for materials imperfections, surface form, wedge, surface imperfections, and surface texture
  • describe which symbol corresponds to each of the fundamental optical parameters
  • compose and interpret an ISO 10110-compliant optical element drawing
This material is intended for anyone who has a basic understanding of optics, and encounters or generates optical drawings in the course of their work. Those who either design their own optics, work with optical designers, work with optical suppliers, or manufacture optics will find this course valuable.
About the
David M. Aikens is President and founder of Savvy Optics Corp., and has been involved in optics drawings and specifications for over 20 years. He is the head of the American delegation to ISO TC 172 SC1, and is the Executive Director of the Optics and Electro-Optics Standards Council. He is also chairman of the project to adopt ISO 10110 as the American National Standard for optics drawings.
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