CODE V Enewsletter

October 2021

Quick Tip: Angle of Incidence Constraint

Maximum angle of incidence

Do you need to constrain angle of incidence in your optical system? Don’t forget about the maximum angle of incidence (MXA) constraint available within the general constraints in Automatic Design.

You can use MXA on all surfaces in your design, or only on surfaces that tend to have a high angle of incidence. This constraint can help you to easily guide your design to more manufacturable and less sensitive design forms, leading to better yield in the production of your optical systems.

User Group Meeting Presentations Available

In September, we hosted CODE V User Group Meetings 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 a meeting, we've uploaded the presentation PDFs and meeting recordings to the Customer Support Portal so you can benefit from this year's topics. When you log in, you'll find the following presentations:

  • CODE V 11.5 and CODE V 11.5 SR 1 New Features
  • CODE V Tips and Tricks
  • Representations of Off-Axis Conics for Lens Design
  • Tolerancing Macros for CODE V
  • Scientific Images from Jezero – The Optics That Make it Happen

Latest Blog Articles

An Insider View on Designing the Mastcam-Z Camera for the Mars Rover Perseverance

A Synopsys principal engineer shares his insights about the objectives, challenges, and most satisfying aspects of designing the zoom camera aboard the Mars rover.

Top Ten CODE V Optical Design Tips, to Help You Build Better Designs, Faster!

Read our tips for planning and optimizing your next optical design project in CODE V.

Student Optical Design Competition 2021 Winners

Students from the California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Columbia University, the University of Arizona, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Rochester received awards for their entries in the 2021 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition.

Learn more about the winning projects

Upcoming Online Events

Synopsys Partner Online Presentation

Structural, Thermal, and Optical Performance (STOP) Analysis Supported by CODE V and Sigfit, Presented with Sigmadyne
October 20, 2021; 10:00–10:45 a.m. PDT
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Tech Talks

Calculation Differences Between CODE V Options
October 20, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. PDT (North America)
October 26, 2021; 4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST (Europe)
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Comparison of TOR and TOLMONTE in CODE V
November 16, 2021; 4:00–5:00 p.m. CET (Europe)
November 17, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. PST (North America)
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CODE V Optimization Warnings and Errors
December 15, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. PST (North America)
December 21, 2021; 4:00–5:00 p.m. CET (Europe)
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Advanced Topics in CODE V (Europe)
October 19–22, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CEST
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Advanced Topics in CODE V (North America)

October 25, 27, 29 & November 1, 3, and 5; 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT
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Introduction to CODE V (Europe)

November 23–26, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CEST 
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Introduction to CODE V (North America)

December 6–8 & 13–15, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT
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CODE V Discovery Training (Europe)

December 7, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CEST
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