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The design and analysis of the problems exposed by the customer that is aimed at Optica Group, as well as feasibility studies and analysis of the case involving the prototipation of an optical system, are managed by a group of experts of Optec and OMEC with the help of Tecnottica technicians.

Together, in continuous membership with the customer, it will be possible to evaluate all the issues and proposed solutions, with the advantage of obtaining, in a short time, the resulting costs and timeframes that will involve both prototipations and productions.

Optec, as regards the field of optical design, uses the most important softwares that operate in the optical, mechanical and electronic fields and it is constantly investing in research and development to provide a range of new solutions in step with the times and technologies.

For optical design Optec uses two different software in order to have a double feedback during the design phase. From the collaboration between the optical departments and computer programmers CAOD (Computer Aided Optical Design) named Horus was born, which was developed in-house, capable to interface to other programs to perform arithmetic functions , optimization, simulation and analysis specifically dedicated to optical systems. HORUS is the result of the significant experiences that Optec made over the years in the optical and computing fields. An optical design software most widely used, Zemax (currently used in EE 2012 version) has been accompanied to HORUS for the last ten years. Zemax 12 is able to simulate many optical systems, such as standard lenses, telescopes, microscopes, fiber optics, laser cavity, prisms, beam-splitters and many other applications of optical technology. A rich set of functions is able to analyze and optimize complex systems composed of a large number of surfaces, simulating manufacturing tolerances, assembly, and more.

For the mechanical design, Optec uses of the whole Autodesk package. Starting from Autocad 2D, where the first few feasibility studies occur to switch to Autodesk Inventor 3D for design final. The finalization of the system occurs with a detailed analysis using Finite Element software Autodesk ® Simulation. The software provides a range of mechanical simulation tools that help Optec engineers to take decisions during the trial phase of the design process. The software supports multiple CAD environments and tools for modeling large finite elements with the aim of helping to correctly define the design criteria and to accurately predict product performance. Optec uses Autodesk ® Multiphysics Simulation Software to validate and optimize designs before manufacturing, increasing efficiency, minimizing the need for physical prototypes, reducing costs and reducing errors.

The electronic design uses instead of the entire package OrCAD and PSpice to manage all phases of the engineering process. Starting from drawings made in OrCAD Capture it's possible to obtain accurate and detailed simulations of the behavior of electronic systems. In this way, it is possible to test virtually every circuit in various conditions of operation up to the limits of stability, in order to ensure always reliable and efficient systems for each type of application. To close the whole design phase, through the package OrCAD is also implemented the circuits on a PCB in order to have compact and optimized layout.

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