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Date of case study: 1/2017
Industry of business: Optics and Photonics
Established: 1991
Website: www.zemax.com
LightningChart solution: XY plots, intensity grids, contours, 3D surfaces

CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION

Zemax, LLC is a software and services company that has been developing and supporting optical and illumination design software for nearly 25 years. Company delivers design software, training, and support services that set the highest standards for the optical and illumination industries.

Zemax help scientists, engineers, researchers and students turn their optical and illumination systems ideas into reality. Rock-solid physics architecture, a culture of excellence and innovation, and responsiveness to customers are the cornerstones of their company. Their product OpticStudio™ is a software platform for optical engineers, researchers and scientists that supports the end-to-end design process.

 Surface Plot example
Utilizing LightningChart® in OpticStudio™, Surface Plot example
Intensity Grid example
Utilizing LightningChart® in OpticStudio™, Intensity Grid example

VERY INTUITIVE DATA FLOW AND EVENT HANDLING

Senior Computational Physicist Shawn C. Gay from Zemax appreciates LightningChart performance capabilities. “We chose LightningChart, because it’s the most powerful WPF charting library on the market.” He also highlights that one of the best features of LightningChart is its very intuitive data flow and event handling.

Mr. Gay thanked Arction team for giving exceptional support. “The technical support is great. We have submitted numerous comments and improvement suggestions and the response is usually within 24 hours and bug fixes are turned around often in a few days.” He aligns with many other LightningChart customers when stating his opinion: “The Arction customer support is always great.”

EFFORT PUT IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT HAS GIVEN BIG PAYOFF

Zemax has totally re-implemented their chart objects as LightningChart objects. Mr. Gay confirmed that while the overall effort has probably been greater than what they anticipated, the interactivity and speed of LightningChart with large data sets has been a big payoff for them.

“LightningChart have helped us bring a more interactive style of chart to our application. For large data sets, Arction’s chart library has proven to be very efficient.”

 Scatter Plot example
Utilizing LightningChart® in OpticStudio™, Scatter Plot example
Side by side chart example
Utilizing LightningChart® in OpticStudio™, Side by side chart example
Contour example
Utilizing LightningChart® in OpticStudio™, Contour example