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Visualize distribution on the surface of a CAD object

I have STEP models of some parts, and after performing ray tracing, I'd like to illustrate the radiation load on these parts. Not the heat distribution, but just how much power is absorbed at each ...
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Getting Stereo Mix to listen to Optical Out

I'm unable to get Stereo Mix to listen to the optical output I've set all my devices to use. It doesn't seem to be responding to any audio, and I can't seem to use it for anything else. Running ...
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How do I flip a lens from a catalog in Zemax?

I am pretty new to this ray tracing software. It is simple to add custom surfaces and insert lenses from a catalog, but I can't figure out how to flip left-right a component without having to modify ...
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Do optical mice actually take pictures from their surface?

I tested several optical mice and wondered whether they really Take Pictures of their surface or only of the reflecttion of the LED or LASER that is emitted from the mouse? If mice take a picture ...
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Eject a bad disk from optical drive

I have an Alienware computer with one of the optical DVD drives that does not have a manual tray, just a slot to insert the disk. I recently inserted a disk that was apparently bad. It is unreadable ...
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Replacing laptop optical drive (DVD, blu-ray) - what do I need to know?

Are laptop optical drives always compatible? Do they come in different physical sizes? Are there any specs I need to match on the new drive, such as whether it has SATA? If so, how would I find ...