The program automatically designs and draws all parts and tools that are needed for manufacturing spherical lenses. The input is the lens production drawing; the output consists of production drawings of all the tools. Two blocking methods (pitch bonding and recessing) are available, each defining a complete set of tools. The program is integrated with the Euclid CAD system, and can be operated either in an interactive mode (on a graphic CAD screen), or in a batch mode.
Ariel Dolan, Ariel Dolan,
"An Optical Cam Program For Automatic Production-Engineering Of A Lens", Proc. SPIE 0817, Optomechanical Systems Engineering, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967429; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.967429