CODE V Enewsletter

June 2014

CODE V User Group Meetings Presentations Available On the Customer Portal

CODE V Regional User Group Meetings

In May, Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group hosted a CODE V user group meeting featuring presentation topics ranging from CODE V case studies and usage tips to what’s new in the software.

If you weren't able to attend the meeting, we've uploaded the presentations to the Customer Portal so you can benefit from this year's topics. When you log in, you'll find the following presentations:

  • An Optimization Case Study Using GS, SAB, STP and Glass Expert
    Explore how CODE V’s unique optimization tools Global Synthesis, Reduced Tolerance Sensitivity Error Function, Step Optimization, and Glass Expert can be used jointly to improve the as-built performance of an inverse telephoto lens. 

  • New Features in CODE V 10.6
    Learn about the new capabilities introduced in CODE V 10.6. New features include step optimization for improved convergence, improved charting for MTF, PSF and BSP, and more! 

  • Using CODE V and RSoft together
    Expand your optical toolbox by using Synopsys CODE V and RSoft tools to analyze light propagation through systems containing wavelength-scale features. An analysis of a cell phone camera and CMOS detector is shown to illustrate the type of analysis permitted by pairing CODE V and RSoft tools. 

  • Tackling Cinderella, The 2014 IODC Lens Design Contest Problem
    John Isenberg, winner of the 1994 and 1998 IODC lens design problems, takes us through his approach using CODE V towards solving the 2014 edition of the problem, the Cinderella lens. 

  • CODE V Tips and Tricks
    The 2014 edition of CODE V Tips and Tricks includes tips on fitting surface shapes to sag data, adjusting the cursor readout and colors of the 3D View, overlaying charts without macros, creating bar plots with UCH, concatenating strings using a buffer, optimizing using the GUI and commands, and checking/constraining surface testability for QED machines. 

  • ORA Engineering: CODE V Tools for Freeform Design
    This talk provides a discussion of nodal aberration theory concepts, and the available CODE V tools for analyzing and designing systems with freeform surfaces. 

CODE V Glass Catalog Updates Available for Download

Updates to the CODE V glass catalog, including the CDGM, Hoya, Ohara, Schott and Sumita manufacturers' catalogs, are now available for download from In addition to download links, we have included details about the glasses affected by this update and installation instructions.