Customize the Status Bar

  • 13 July 2020
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How can you customize what is shown in the status bar?


Best answer by Sarah.Grabowski 13 July 2020, 22:12

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The status bar, located at the bottom of the OpticStudio interface, shows the effective focal length (EFFL), the working F-number (WFNO), entrance pupil diameter (ENPD) and the total track length (TOTR) by default.

However, if these are not the parameters that you find most useful to you as you design, you can customize what the it does show to suit your needs. Navigate to Project Preferences in the Setup tab and click General on the left.

Here there is a section on the right labelled Status Bar in which you can select what you want to appear in those four slots. Possible alternatives include the primary wavelength, angular magnification, max field, etc.  Or you can hide the status bar altogether if you choose. Once you click OK, this will be the new default when you open OpticStudio.