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Integration of optical and mechanical design based on professional CAD software
Author(s): Karl J. Hildebrand
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Paper Abstract

Optical design software integrated with AutoCAD provides optical designers with the power and tools mechanical designers have enjoyed for some time. Spreadsheet entry is replaced by simple CAD commands such as Move, Rotate, Point and Drag. Packaging is enhanced when optical components and actual ray traces are present in the mechanical design. Implementing optical components as single surface objects enables the creation of uncommon multi-surface components and waveguides. A rendering feature converts surfaces and ray traces to objects ready to be rendered providing a photorealistic presentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3130, Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284053
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Karl J. Hildebrand, RayCAD (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3130:
Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling
R. Barry Johnson; Robert E. Fischer; R. Barry Johnson; Richard C. Juergens; Richard C. Juergens; Paul R. Yoder; Warren J. Smith; Paul R. Yoder, Editor(s)

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