CODE V Enewsletter

November 2014

CODE V 10.7 Available Now

Software and License File Download Instructions

Customers in the U.S., Canada, and Other Direct-Sales Locations 
Software and license key files for CODE V product customers in the U.S., Canada and other direct-sales locations are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website. You will need the following to install CODE V version 10.7:

If you do not already have a SolvNet account, information on how to sign up for one can be found on our website.

  • License key file: You will need version 10.7 license key files for this CODE V release. This will replace your existing CODE V license file. You can download license key files from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at

Complete instructions for installing CODE V are available in the CODE V Installation Guide.

To learn more about navigating SolvNet to obtain CODE V software and license key files, view our SolvNet overview video.

International Customers

For international customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license key files 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 Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions.

New Features in CODE V 10.7

CODE V 10.7 includes the following key new features.

Image Simulation (IMS) Support for Hyper-Hemisphere Fields
The Image Simulation (IMS) feature, which helps optical designers visualize and communicate optical performance, now supports several additional mapping functions, including those that allow analysis of systems with hyper-hemispherical fields of view. This capability is particularly useful for assessing performance of automotive navigation cameras, surveillance cameras, and DSLRs.

New Built-In Optimization Constraints
In Automatic Design (AUT), three new constraint types support the optimization of manufacturable systems:

  • Aspect Ratio of Center Thickness to Diameter (ATC)
  • Aspect Ratio of Edge Thickness to Diameter (ATE)
  • General Tolerance Sensitivity (SN2)

These new constraints types are particularly useful for global optimization (GS, or Global Synthesis®) where the form of the lens can change significantly. The General Tolerance Sensitivity constraint is a computationally efficient method for reducing system sensitivity to tolerances. It can be significantly faster than CODE V’s Reduce Tolerance Sensitivity Error function (SAB), allowing more solutions to be found by GS.

Improved Charting
2D Line Charting has been implemented in several of the Tolerancing features, including user tolerancing (Monte Carlo and Finite Differences) and the fast wavefront differential tolerancing algorithm (TOR).

In addition, a new aberration distribution diagram for third- and fifth-order analysis was added, as well as several usability improvements to help you quickly and easily customize charts for presentations and reports.

Improved Ray Tracing Robustness for Real Image Heights
CODE V ray tracing uses an enhanced algorithm to further improve the 
software’s optimization and analysis capabilities. Specifically, the ray tracing algorithm for the Real Image Height field type has been improved to make it more robust, as well as to speed up ray tracing. This can be useful for applications such as on-the-chip image 
processing, where designers want to optimize for specific points on the detector.

For More Information

If you have any questions about CODE V 10.7, please contact

The following resources are available on our Customer Support Portal:

Platform Support Change

Beginning with version 10.7, CODE V is no longer supported on the Windows XP platform, as a result of Microsoft’s ending Windows XP support in April 2014.