Timely notes about Qioptiq’s lens design software [WinLens3D, Glass Manager, Tolerancer, Material Editor,  PreDesigner & MachVis] - new features etc.  Quick comments on related items.  You will find more in-depth information than the version information.

ECO & moldable glasses: general update June 16, 2017

[categories: WinLens3D WinLens3DBasic Tolerancer Glass Manager ]

This entry is about a general update to the optical design programs in June 2017. It is mainly driven by enhancements to the optical glass data from the main manufacturers.

MachVis 5.0 launched October 27, 2016

[categories: MachVis ]

MachVis 5.0 will be displayed at Vision 2016 in Stuttgart having been launched a week or so previously.  This acclaimed free software enables users to find the optimum Qioptiq machine vision lens and accessories for their tasks.

PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android v8 February 12, 2015

[categories: Mobile App ]

Version 8 of the PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android has been released and is in the Google Playstore.  Version 8 has three main enhancements:
- sliders for each parameter for quick, precise changes
- improved handling for users with hardware keyboards
- reduction in the number of required Android permissions from five to two!

PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android v7 January 14, 2015

[categories: Mobile App ]

Version 7 of the PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android has just been released and is in the Google Playstore.  This version will be of especial interest to people who want to work with dimensions in something other than millimeters.  It also offers the ability to see the near and far sharp planes in the lens drawings - properly scaled!

PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android v6 December 05, 2014

[categories: Mobile App ]

Version 6 of the PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android has just been released and is in the Google Playstore.  This version will be of especial interest to smart phone users, but are generally applicable.

MachVis 4.0 launched November 23, 2014

[categories: MachVis ]

MachVis 4.0 was displayed at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart and has just been launched [early december 2014].  This acclaimed free software enables users to find the optimum Qioptiq machine vision lens and accessories for their tasks.

PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android v5 October 24, 2014

[categories: Mobile App ]

Version 5 of the PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] for Android has just been released and is in the Google Playstore.  There are several interesting new features both technical and social.

Updates to Android App April 01, 2013

[categories: Mobile App ]

We have recently added two nice features to Qioptiq Predesigner [Lens Calculator], our free Android App.

PreDesigner [Lens Calculator] App for Android January 15, 2013

[categories: Mobile App ]

We are pleased to announce the launch of Qioptiq Predesigner [Lens Calculator] - a free Android App.  This can be found in the Google Playstore.

Twitter - LensDesignApps May 11, 2012

[categories: Website news ]

We have set up a twitter account #LensDesignApps.  For those who use twitter, and choose to follow #LensDesignApps will get information about new apps, updates of existing programs, teaching courses and other relevant information.

WinLens3D, PreDesigner & Optatec April 23, 2012

[categories: WinLens3D WinLens3DBasic PreDesigner Qioptiq Gaussian Beam ]

As always, Qioptiq Photonics will be attending the Optatec show in May 2012.

We will be giving away Free CD’s with the latest versions of PreDesigner & WinLens3D Basic, and lots of other good stuff.  So do drop by and have a chat!

MachVis 3.8 November 14, 2011

[categories: MachVis ]

MachVis 3.8 was launched at Vision 2011 in Stuttgart.  This acclaimed free software enables users to find the optimum Qioptiq machine vision lens and accessories for their tasks.

PreDesigner [new Gaussian beam mode] in German August 11, 2011

[categories: PreDesigner ]

This is a quick note to remind our German colleagues that PreDesigner v1.25 [with the exciting new Gaussian beam mode] is now available in a German language version.  This can be downloaded from the http://www.winlens.de website

Gaussian Beams: extra tools June 08, 2011

[categories: WinLens3D WinLens3DBasic PreDesigner Gaussian Beam ]

As expected, there was much interest in the new or enhanced Gaussian Beam tools in PreDesigner and WinLens3D at the Laser show in Munich last month.  We have followed this up by releasing updates with new features in those programs.

Gaussian Beams and the Laser Show May 09, 2011

[categories: WinLens3D WinLens3DBasic PreDesigner Qioptiq Gaussian Beam ]

As always, Qioptiq Photonics will be attending the Munich Laser Show in May 2011.

We will be giving away CD’s with the latest version of

PreDesigner & WinLens3D, and lots of other good stuff.  So do drop by and have a chat!

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