CODE V’s CAD model support has been augmented with flexible options to load CAD surfaces for ray tracing and 3D visualization. Ray-traceable CAD surfaces allow designers to evaluate the impact of mechanical structures on optical performance. These surfaces can be defined both sequentially and non-sequentially to provide design flexibility and fast simulations. CODE V also allows designers to import CAD surfaces into the lens model for mechanical visualization only. Visualization CAD surfaces are automatically excluded from ray trace simulations, without the need for designers to specify custom surface attributes. CODE V’s unique combination of ray-traceable CAD and visualization CAD surfaces saves time in sequential and non-sequential design work.
CODE V’s enhanced CAD modeling capabilities help users visualize volume constraints, define complex aperture shapes for blocking and obstructing rays, easily create complex prism geometries, and much more. These capabilities can also be useful for designing and visualizing unusual surface shapes, such as those used in aerospace and automotive applications, including heads-up displays (HUDs).