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Product reference manuals for release 2019a.


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installation-manual_zoom60Installation and Config

Installation manuals

License models

Advanced(API, command line, HPC)







fdtd-manual_zoom60FDTD Solutions

Solvers: FDTD

Reference manual








mode-manual_zoom60MODE Solutions

Solvers: FDE, EME, varFDTD

Reference manual










Reference manual









Solvers: S-Parameter Simulator, Sample Mode, Block Mode

Reference manual









Interoperability and Third Party Integration










Scripting manual

Alphabetical list of commands











Additional resources


apps_resource_zoom27[NEW] Application Gallery (apps)

The Application Gallery (apps) is the place to find application examples and project templates.

Community or Premium support contract required to access some examples.









kx_resource_zoom26Knowledge Exchange (KX)

The Knowledge Exchange (KX) is a user forum for users who want to ask questions and exchange simulation tips with the Larger community.

Community or Premium support contract required.








edu_resource_zoom28Lumerical University (EDU)

Lumerical University offers online courses to help users quickly learn how to use our products.

Community or Premium support contract required.









ix_resource_zoom39Ideas Exchange (IX)

Submit product improvement ideas and vote on the submissions of others in the Ideas Exchange (IX).
















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