Beam Optics Analyzer

BOA Overview

Boa Platforms

Installation Instructions

Download BOA and User Manual

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BOA Overview

This download contains the latest versions of the Beam Optics Analyzer program (BOA).

BOA is designed to import geometrical data from 3D CAD programs producing ACIS or ParaSolid output files. This includes almost all commercially available CAD programs. Users should consult the BOA User Manual for proper setup of the geometry files and operation of BOA. To run the Optimizer in BOA requires having SolidWorks 2008 or later and Microsoft Excel.

BOA Platforms

BOA is built to run on these versions of Microsoft Windows: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. The installer of BOA version 6.1 and later unify the platform to include both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. It will detect the PC platform and install the appropriate version. Existing users of v 6.0 and earlier are required to remove their existing version first before installing v6.1 and later.

BOA version 6.0 or earlier come in two versions, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit computers.  Thus for v6.0 or earlier, please make sure you select the correct version of BOA to install on your machine.  If you don’t know which version to install, go the Start Menu, choose “Run…”, type “cmd” in the edit box and hit OK.  A command prompt window will appear.  Type the word “set” and hit enter.  The command prompt window will display a long list of entries.  If this list includes “PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86”, you have a 32-bit computer and should download the x86 version of BOA.  If the list says “PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64”, you have a 64-bit computer and should download the x64 version of BOA.

Installation Instructions

1.  Download the latest BOA Version 6.5 Beta: To download the file for either x86 or x64 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.5 Beta. You will have the option to Open or Save the installer.  If you choose Open, the installer will directly install BOA to any location on your computer that you specify.  If you choose Save, you will be able to download the BOA installer to any location on your computer and install BOA later at your convenience.  Once you have downloaded the installer, simply double-click the file to proceed with the installation. This version requires first to uninstall version 6.0 and earliers. Update by installing over version 6.0 and earlier is not recommended. This version requires a new license for existing users.

2. Download the latest BOA Version 6.3: To download the file for either x86 or x64 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.3. You will have the option to Open or Save the installer.  If you choose Open, the installer will directly install BOA to any location on your computer that you specify.  If you choose Save, you will be able to download the BOA installer to any location on your computer and install BOA later at your convenience.  Once you have downloaded the installer, simply double-click the file to proceed with the installation. This version requires first to uninstall version 6.0 and earliers. Update by installing over version 6.0 and earlier is not recommended. This version requires a new license for existing users.

3.  Download BOA Version 6.2: To download the file for either x86 or x64 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.2. You will have the option to Open or Save the installer.  If you choose Open, the installer will directly install BOA to any location on your computer that you specify.  If you choose Save, you will be able to download the BOA installer to any location on your computer and install BOA later at your convenience.  Once you have downloaded the installer, simply double-click the file to proceed with the installation. This version requires first to uninstall version 6.0 and earliers. Update by installing over version 6.0 and earlier is not recommended.

4.  Download BOA Version 6.1: To download the file for either x86 or x64 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.1. You will have the option to Open or Save the installer.  If you choose Open, the installer will directly install BOA to any location on your computer that you specify.  If you choose Save, you will be able to download the BOA installer to any location on your computer and install BOA later at your convenience.  Once you have downloaded the installer, simply double-click the file to proceed with the installation. This version requires first to uninstall earlier version. Update by installing over version 6.0 and earlier is not recommended.

5.  Download BOA Version 6.0: To download the file for the x86 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.0 x86 Platform. To download for the x64 platform, click on Download BOA Version 6.0 x64 Platform.  You will have the option to Open or Save the installer.  If you choose Open, the installer will directly install BOA to any location on your computer that you specify.  If you choose Save, you will be able to download the BOA installer to any location on your computer and install BOA later at your convenience.  Once you have downloaded the installer, simply double-click the file to proceed with the installation.

Download BOA Latest Versions and User Manual

Latest Release Notes

Download BOA Version 6.5 Beta x86 and x64 Platforms

Download BOA Version 6.3 x86 and x64 Platforms

Download BOA Version 6.2 x86 and x64 Platforms

Download BOA Version 6.1 x86 and x64 Platforms

Download BOA Version 6.0 x64 Platform

Download BOA Version 6.0 x86 Platform

Download BOA 6.2 x86 and x64 Patch

Download BOA 6.1 x86 and x64 Patch

Download BOA 6.0 x64 Patch

Download BOA 6.0 x86 Patch

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