2.0 First Project

Creating your First Project in CLOUD Dashboard

Here we describe a step-by-step process to creating a new KostaCLOUD Project and making a simple singlet.

First we ask that you navigate to the CLOUD Portal.

Navigate into this folder by clicking on the Folder's Name "Getting Started"

Now wait for the workspace to load up in your new tab. Once it is done loading it should look alot like this:

Making the Singlet

The first thing you might notice is that your scale-bar is quite large. It defaults to 250mm. For this example lets zoom in with the mouse-wheel or trackpad to bring it to about 5mm.

Now that you have a Lens Blank in KostaCLOUD, let's give it some curvature. To do this click on the Lens with your mouse. Your properties should look something like these below (It is ok if your numbers are not exactly the same as mine)

Within the Quick Access Section, click on Surface 0's "R" field, which corresponds to the Radius of the Conic Surface, delete the current "inf" value and replace it with "10mm" or you can also just try "10" and you should get a Lens that looks like the following:

Tracing a few Rays

Now you are in the Simulation Tab. Click Trace, and Viola!

Changing Imaging Parameters

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