CODE V Enewsletter

April 2016

CODE V 10.8 Service Release 1 Is Available For Download

Service Release 1

We are pleased to announce that CODE V® 10.8 Service Release 1 (SR1) is now available for download at

License Codes Note: CODE V 10.8 SR1 will continue to use version 10.8 license codes. If you already have CODE V 10.8 installed, see the Installation Instructions below for details about installing your license file for the SR1. If you have not previously installed CODE V 10.8, you will need to procure a new license file from SolvNet.

Glass Catalog Updates in CODE V 10.8 SR1

The CODE V 10.8 Service Release 1 (SR1) includes glass catalog updates that were delivered on the Synopsys OSG website in January 2016. For a complete list of the glass catalog updates, see

Issues Resolved in CODE V 10.8 SR1

This service release corrects several issues, including the following:

  • Unexpected behavior introduced in CODE V 10.8 related to the order of operations when starting CODE V.
  • The (ASH) and (ALB) Macro-PLUS database items returned the wrong value when used with a Z-qualifier, but no A-qualifier.
  • A Macro-PLUS read prompt (RPR) with more than 84-characters could freeze CODE V.
  • Interferogram files (INT) using nearest neighbor interpolation (NNB) along with no-data values (NDA) could have unexpected results.
  • Private catalog dispersion coefficients (PVC) were incorrectly listed for materials defined using Sellmeier (SLM) or Glass Manufacturer Sellmeier (GMS) equation types.
  • 3D Visualization (V3D) could freeze CODE V for systems with inconsistent aperture definitions (e.g., CIR Sk 15; CIR Sk EDG .0001).
  • Field Curve (FIE) plotted output was suppressed when scan linearity analysis (LIN) was requested.
  • Field Map Analysis (FMA) where the default minimum and maximum plot scales could be set to the same values, leading to data display problems.
  • Messaging has been improved if Image Simulation (IMS) ray tracing fails for a synthesized (non-LDM) field.
  • Illumination Analysis (LUM) could freeze if users did not specify any rays to be traced.
  • Optimization with the "Fill Aperture on surface" control (FAP) could result in ray tracing instabilities for the reference rays.
  • The TRA_1FLD() Macro-PLUS function could cause CODE V to freeze for a system with a zoomed focal surface (FOC).
  • The (EXP Fk) Macro-PLUS database item could be incorrect for systems with a tilted, decentered, or curved image surface.
  • Supplied sample macros GHOST_VIEW.SEQ & SETVIG.SEQ have been updated.

Please refer to the CODE V 10.8 SR1 readme file, which is available on SolvNet, for more details about these fixes and other updates included in the release.

Installation Instructions

To install CODE V 10.8 SR1:

  1. Log on to your computer as a user with local administrator privileges.

  2. Download the CODEV108SR1.EXE from SolvNet.

  3. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory where CODEV108SR1.EXE was downloaded and double-click on CODEV108SR1.EXE.

  4. This launches the WinZip Self-Extractor dialog; press Setup.

  5. Fixed license users: the first time you open CODE V 10.8 SR1, it will request a license file. 

  6. If you previously had installed CODE V 10.8 FCS, click the Install License button in the License Manager Error dialog, which will launch the Fixed License Installer Utility. Browse to Libraries > Documents > CODE V 10.8 (which is C:\Users\Public\Documents\CODE V 10.8) and select the license.dat file.

  7. Floating license users: enter the name of your license server during the installation of CODE V 10.8 SR1.

  8. If you had not previously installed CODE V 10.8 FCS, you will need to procure a new license file from SolvNet.