Because the geometric part becomes a native parametric entity, you can adjust it like any other entity made in LightTools. (Tip: Change the Type to a Super Freeform to add Compounding Geometry to assess surface deformations from the base shape!)
For a more detailed look at this feature, LightTools customers are invited to watch this 10-minute Quick Tip: LightTools Surface Conversion in the Synopsys Learning Center (SolvNetPlus account is required).
While we focused on the surface conversion here, this is one of many geometry enhancements provided in LightTools 2023.03. Other enhancements include:
- Evolved conic surfaces
- Freeform surfaces defined by non-uniform rational basis splines (NURBS)
- More realistic control of lens apertures and holes
LightTools 2023.03 also includes a versatile Section View feature, simulation enhancements for coherent and polarization systems, and more. For details, see our previous blog post or datasheet.