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Non-Seq / Insert Catalog Lens / Reverse Elements?

  • 21 September 2022
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I enjoy using catalog lenses in my designs.  Often I need to build non-sequential models using catalog lenses.

Inserting a catalog lens is straightforward.  However, it is often necessary to reverse the order of the elements.  This is easy to do in sequential mode.  Can this be done when inserting in non-sequential mode?

I know how to move the elements around, but this is a bit awkward because the remaining geometry winds up references vertices that are non-intuitive.

-B

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Best answer by Sandrine Auriol 26 September 2022, 17:48

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Hi Brian

There is no direct tool in non-sequential. One way could be to turn round the element and then define a reference point at the location of the “old” local coordinate. I don’t know if that would help.

Or I guess you would need to change between the front and the rear faces via a macro or API.

Do I understand correctly your question?

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Yes… I understand those options.  I just wanted to make certain I wasn’t missing a convenience feature of OpticStudio!

 

-B

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You did well as sometimes things are a bit hidden. Have a nice day!

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