LucidShape Enewsletter

October 2016

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta Now Available

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta

Dear LucidShape Customer,

We are pleased to announce that LucidShape® CAA V5 Based software is now available as a Beta version.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based is an interactive tool that allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. Because of the tool’s complete integration within CATIA V5, designers who are familiar with CATIA can easily leverage LucidShape’s powerful features to produce, with a minimal learning curve, automotive lighting products that meet performance, styling, visual branding and regulatory requirements. 

Key Capabilities

Geometry Creation and Import

To build your automotive lighting model in LucidShape CAA V5 Based, you can use CATIA-generated geometry or import geometry from LucidShape. You can then choose various sources and sensors, assign, create and edit materials and media using a materials library, and define simulation settings and analysis preferences.

  • Sources: Point, plane, cylinder, and ray file
  • Sensors: Candela, luminance camera, ray file, ray history
  • All LucidShape actor materials are supported and the material definitions are organized in a material library
  • Supports CATIA V5 workbenches so you can customize your workflows to speed up the modeling process
Geometry Creation and Import
Geometry Creation and Import

Easy Visual Navigation of Complex Models

Model navigation and management is highly efficient with the software’s specification tree structure, which keeps all automotive lighting components organized and accessible from a single location. For example, products have a tree section that shows all LucidShape-specific elements in an entire product assembly.

Easy Visual Navigation of Complex Models

Rapid Design Verification

The software can rapidly and accurately ray trace part-level models or product-level assemblies using both tessellated and NURBS simulation methods, for the most comprehensive CATIA-based optical simulations currently available. You can run a simulation on one part while you continue to work on another part in the same project.

The software also supports multi-core processing and GPU ray tracing (for tessellated mode only) to further accelerate simulations.

Rapid Design Verification

Full Suite of Analysis Tools

The software delivers a comprehensive spectrum of UV data analysis tools, as well as bird’s eye and driver’s views. A large set of test point standards are included to ensure that your system meets both industry regulations and company specifications. Specific analysis tools include:

  • Test tables (ECE, SAE, JIS, user defined)
  • Special views (bird’s eye view, driver’s view)
  • Variety of UV data operations (scale, shift, rotate, etc.)

You can easily export your model to LucidShape to perform other tasks, including simulation and visualization of lit and unlit appearance.

Full Suite of Analysis Tools

To Request LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta

Customers in the U.S., Canada, and Other Direct-Sales Locations
To request a copy of the LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta software, please send an email to the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at

International Customers
For international customers working with distributors, please contact your local LucidShape software distributor to request a copy of LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta software. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on this page, please contact us at

Thank you in advance for participating in the LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta. We look forward to receiving your feedback on the release.

With best regards,

Synopsys’ Optical Solutions Group