It can synthesize designs from scratch or refine existing ones, investigate errors and extract optical constants of film materials for use in designs. It consists of a Core that is its minimum configuration. The Core is supplemented by a number of optional Enhancements that extend the capabilities in various directions. The package is an integrated whole with a progressive licensing system that controls the activation of the various enhancements. This permits fitting the configuration, and price, to the needs of the user. The licensing system is a software one residing within the computer. Each user is permitted to have the software installed not only on an office machine but also on a laptop and machine at home. Licenses for these are issued at no extra charge.
The Essential Macleod Software
The Essential Macleod is a comprehensive software package for the design, analysis, manufacture and trouble shooting of thin film optical coatings. It runs under Microsoft Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 operating systems, both 64 bit and 32 bit. The program has a true multiple document interface. It can handle coatings from rugates to ultrafast, from single-layer antireflection coatings to demanding color separation beamsplitters, providing all that is necessary for their design, analysis, production planning and even reverse engineering of a failed production attempt. A wide range of performance parameters, from straightforward transmittance and reflectance to color coordinates in different color spaces, is built into the software.