CODE V Enewsletter

November 2017

New CODE V Resources on the Customer Support Portal

Q-Freeform UD1 Surface Type

A new Q-Freeform surface type is now available as a Synopsys-developed User-Defined Surface Type 1 (UD1) called cv_ud1_qfreeform.dll. The CODE V Q-Freeform surface shape is based on the mathematical formulations published by Dr. G.W. Forbes in his paper, "Characterizing the shape of freeform optics", Opt. Express 20, 2483-2499 (2012).

The cv_ud1_qfreeform.dll file is now available on the Customer Support Portal, along with release notes that provide implementation details, optimization suggestions, and examples.

 

Reverse_System Macro

The reverse_system.seq macro replaces ilrevers.seq (currently available on the CODE V Sample Macros > Utilities menu). Reverse_system flips the system (where the image becomes the object, and the object the image) using one of two modes. The Local coordinate mode is similar to the current ilrevers.seq functionality, so that each surface is locally defined relative to the preceding surface. Reverse_system also supports a Global coordinate mode that defines surface locations globally (using GLB decenters), with respect to the new object surface. The Global coordinate mode provides a more robust system reversal for systems that nominally include tilts and decenters.

The reverse_system.seq macro is now available on the Customer Support Portal.

CODE V Glass Catalog Updates Available for Download

Updates to the CODE V material database, including the CDGM and NHG optical glass catalogs, are now available for download from https://www.synopsys.com/optical-solutions/support/support-glass-catalog.html. Download links and installation instructions can be found on this page. For information about glasses affected by this update, refer to the History of CODE V Glass Database Changes page on our website.

Please note that the glass catalog files are not compatible with CODE V version 11.0 or earlier.

Register for CODE V Training

Registration for CODE V training is now open. The training classes will be held in Mountain View and Sunnyvale locations in California in 2018. Visit our website and register today!

 

Introduction to CODE V
March 5-9, 2018
Sunnyvale, CA
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April 9-11, 2018
Mountain View, CA
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September 10-14, 2018
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Advanced Topics in CODE V
October 15-17, 2018
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