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Photopia for SOLIDWORKS Tutorial

Design a Convex Lens

In this tutorial you will design a narrow beam Convex Lens using the Parametric Optical Design Tools (PODT) and the CREE XHP-35-HD-5300K LED. This tutorial assumes you know how to setup and run a Photopia analysis inside of SOLIDWORKS. If you need to review the basics of Photopia for SOLIDWORKS, then start with the SW Setup Tutorial.


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Skills Covered

Design a lens (Refractor Design Tools)

Analyze the object

Modify the object to obtain the desired beam shape

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