Efficiency Tips & Tricks for OpticStudio

  • 2 September 2020
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Share your tips & tricks for efficiently using OpticStudio with the community! 


There are lots of little ways that we adapt our use of OpticStudio to streamline our work. These are usually learned over time, from colleagues, or from technical support, but they aren't typically found in other product education resources. You might have a favorite keyboard shortcut, saved settings for a particular analysis, a macro that automates 3 steps in your process tied to a hotkey, or a million other ideas. Help your fellow OpticStudio users and learn some new tricks yourself.


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To obtain POP image on shaded view, you can:



  1. Open the POP settings to save the .ZBF file at all surfaces, please make sure that the .zbf file you save has the same name as the .zmx



 


2. Select the surface you want to show, go to the physical optics-> check draw fiber coupling on shaded model



3. Open shaded model plot



 


 

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Something I just discovered this morning, is that if you click on the Material cell of a surface with a catalog glass, and then open the Libraries..Materials Catalog, it automatically opens at the right page, displaying all the relevant information of that particular glass without having to search for it :)


Saddly, this does not seem to work in non-sequential mode.

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Hi David


It seems to work for me in non-sequential mode too. Would you mind checking again?


Sandrine

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Hi Sandrine,


I have setup a non-sequential file with a single Standard Lens object (default parameters) made of N-BK7. If I click the Material cell, and open the Materials Catalog, it goes to AMTIR1 from the AMTIR.AGF catalog. I guess because its the first one in alphabetical order. I'm running the May 24, 2021 version (21.2).


Take care,


David

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Hi David


I can't seem to be able to reproduce the issue. If I am on the material column, then opening the Materials Catalog opens the right material. I am testing in 21.2 too. I'll ask someone else to have a look. I might be missing something.


Sandrine

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Thanks for looking into that Sandrine, but just to let you know that it doesn't bother me. It is just something I noticed.


Take care,


David

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Hello David,


Thanks Sandrine for letting me in . I have tested in OS build 21.2 and it seems working fine . On clicking on Material column it opens correct material .


Sahil

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Hi Sahil,


Thanks for checking, you did it for non-sequential right?


Anyway, I don't mind, maybe its just my installation which is faulty.


The point is rather that its a cool feature to know about :D


Take care,


David

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Hello  David,


Yeah I did in Non sequential editor. Yeah could be David 


Thanks


David

Hello! Is there a way to temporarily ignore or disable an object in Non-sequential mode? Is there a shortcut key for that?

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