CODE V Enewsletter

March 2020

CODE V 11.4: Service Release for CODE V 11.3

We are pleased to announce that CODE V 11.4 is now available. This is a service release for CODE V 11.3, and will run with either CODE V 11.4 license codes (available from SolvNetPlus), or current 11.3 license codes. CODE V 11.4 has the following updates.

For more details about these and other updates, refer to the CODE V 11.4 readme file available on SolvNetPlus. You can also access the CODE V 11.4 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

Obtaining CODE V 11.4 Software and License Key Files

Direct-Sales Customers

  • Software and license key files for CODE V direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website.
  • CODE V software: You can download CODE V at
  • License key: If CODE V version 11.3 is already running with a license, you can install just the CODE V software. Users of all other versions of CODE V must download a new license key file using the SmartKeys page on SolvNetPlus
  • Complete instructions for installing CODE V are available in the CODE V Installation Guide.
  • To learn more about navigating SolvNetPlus to obtain CODE V software and license key files, view our overview video.

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 Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions.

Floating License Manager

CODE V 11.4 ships with the same version of the OSG Floating License Manager released with CODE V 11.3. You can use that version of the  OSG Floating License Manager to manage licenses for computers running CODE V 11.4, as well as earlier versions of CODE V, LightTools and the LucidShape family of products. The  OSG Floating License Manager software is available from the same source that provides your CODE V software  (e.g. SolvNet Plus or your distributor).

Note that prior to installing the OSG Floating License Manager, you must first uninstall from the host server the following applications (made available with CODE V 11.2 or earlier) using the Windows Control Panel > Programs and Features:

  1. OSG Floating License Manager Admin Tool 
  2. Sentinel RMS License Manager 

For more details, please consult the CODE V Installation Guide Chapter 3, or contact support at

Support for Windows 7 Ends Soon

In January 2020, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7. CODE V 11.4 will be the last version to officially support Windows 7. CODE V releases after version 11.4 will not be tested on a Windows 7 operating system, and any reported Windows 7 issues will not be addressed.

What's New on the Portal

The following CODE V 11.3 new feature video highlights are now available on the Customer Support Portal:

                                CAD Objects for Visualization in CODE V 11.3 Sequential Ray Tracing

Import CAD Generated Surfaces for Use in a Non-Sequential Surface Range

Import CAD Generated Surfaces for Sequential Ray Tracing

Current customers can access CODE V resources and content at any time on our Customer Support Portal ( Access training materials, user group presentations, sample system and application files, FAQs, macro downloads, recordings of previously held webinars, and more.

If you haven’t already registered for Portal access, consider registering for an account today!

Once your account is activated, an e-mail will be sent to you to confirm your login information.

New Blog Entries

Employee Spotlight: John Rogers - How I Got Started In Optics

Dr. John Rogers is the 2020 recipient of the SPIE Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Award and serves as the current principal engineer on the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group optical design team. One of our latest entries is a first-hand account of his journey into the field of optics.

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How Optics Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is driving with your attention diverted by any other activity. Certainly, driving while looking down at a phone to type a text message or to select a song from a playlist qualifies as distracted driving. But what about using the navigation functions in a car? This entry considers how compact, affordable HUD technology in vehicles could help to minimize distracted driving.

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Upcoming Training and Webinars

As part of our measures to help to prevent the spread of the current COVID-19 virus, we have suspended our regularly scheduled Spring training courses. For upcoming training courses, or to request training with our support staff, please contact us at

Calendar of Events

For the latest event calendar, please go to our Events page.



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