which software is used for optical lens

which software is used for optical lens,
Can we use solid works software for creating Lens

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If you are conducting a mechanical design and wish to create a 3D model of the lens SolidWorks is very capable. If you want to conduct Ray tracing, there are packages for this, as well as addins for solidworks simulation.

 
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Zemax, CodeV, OSLO is used for creating and simulating lens systems (sequential ray tracing). TracePro, LightTools, ASAP, FRED and also Zemax is used for non-sequential ray tracing/illumination design. There is usually an add-in for all of these to trace rays directly in the CAD software. It depends on the depth of analysis you require which one is the appropiate.

 
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