CODE V Enewsletter

August 2021

CODE V 11.5 Service Release Now Available

We are pleased to announce that CODE V 11.5 Service Release 1 (SR1) is now available. This service release will run with CODE V 11.5 license codes (available from SolvNetPlus).

CODE V 11.5 SR1 Includes:

  • Fixes for CAD export issues, which includes loss of ray visibility, missing layer information for IGES export, or rays failing to export
  • Resolution for a computation problem with multi-layer coatings in Hidden Lens Module systems
  • Updates to the CDGM, Hoya, and Ohara optical glass catalogs
  • Several additional issue resolutions

For more details about the updates, refer to the CODE V 11.5 SR1 Release Notes file available on SolvNetPlus. You can also access the CODE V 11.5 SR1 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

Software and license key files for CODE V direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website.

Distributor Customers

For customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license keys from your local CODE V software distributor. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on the page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions.

CODE V Cost Estimator Tool Available on the Customer Portal

The CODE V Cost Estimator Tool is a COM-based utility used to create an ISO-10110 based XML file that describes a single element. The file includes prescription information, tolerances, coatings, and cosmetic specifications for elements that use spherical (SPH), conic (CON) or aspheric (ASP) surface types. The XML-file can be uploaded to the Optimax Systems, Inc. Estimator on-line tool ( to provide lens element fabrication cost estimates for prototype quantities. 

This tool allows you to import the resident lens directly from CODE V, or to open a .LEN or lens-based .SEQ file.  Within the tool, you can modify the apertures, tolerances, coatings, surface roughness and surface cosmetics, before generating the file. 

CODE V Cost Estimator Tool | Synopsys

CODE V User Group Meeting Series

Join Synopsys Optical Solutions in September for our annual CODE V User Group Meeting, held virtually through a series of online presentations. Attend this virtual event to hear about the latest capabilities in CODE V, see how CODE V helps other users in their work, and learn about the first optical zoom lens design used in deep space! During these meetings, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with Synopsys Optical Solutions staff and our user community. Attendance is free—register today!

CODE V Training

Athermalization in CODE V: Athermalization for a CS Mount Lens

August 24, 2021; 4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST & August 25, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. PDT

Course Information | Register Now (free)


Introduction to CODE V Training (Europe) 

September 28–October 1, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. CEST

Course Information | Register Now


CODE V Discovery Training 

October 5, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CEST

Course Information | Register Now (free)


Advanced Topics in CODE V (North America) 

October 25, 27, 29, 2021 & November 1, 3, 5, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT

Course Information | Register Now


Advanced Topics in CODE V (Europe)

October 19–22, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CEST

Course Information | Register Now

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