LucidShape Enewsletter

December 2017

The LucidShape CAA V5 Based product is an interactive tool that allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. We are pleased to announce that an updated version, 2017.09 Service Release 1 (2017.09-1) is now available.

In this issue:

What's New: LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2017.09 Service Release 1

LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2017.09 Service Release 1 (2017.09-1) includes the following updates:

  • CATIA Version 5 R26 Support. In release 2017.09-1, LucidShape CAA Based supports CATIA V5 R26, in addition to R24 and R25. 
  • Bug fixes.

For more details about the release, including a list of bug fixes, please refer to the LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2017.09-1 Release Notes on the Customer Support Portal.


How to Obtain the Software

Customers in Direct-Sales Locations

To order a new license of the LucidShape CAA V5 Based software, please contact the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at

Or, to update your current version of the LucidShape CAA V5 Based software, go to the Synopsys SolvNet website to obtain the latest software and license keys:

  • License key: You will need version 2017.09 license keys for this LucidShape CAA V5 Based release. You can download license keys from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at

  • To learn more about navigating SolvNet to obtain software and license keys, view our SolvNet overview video.

Distributor Customers

For international customers working with distributors, please contact your local LucidShape software distributor to request LucidShape CAA V5 Based 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 for instructions. 

For More Information

If you have any questions about LucidShape CAA V5 Based, please contact In addition, see the LucidShape CAA V5 Based Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal. 

Join Us for LucidShape Info Day

Please join us for LucidShape Info Day on January 29, 2018 in Mountain View, California. We will host two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. To register, click "Register now" for the session of your choice. There is no charge to attend this event.

Each session includes the following presentations:

  • LucidShape Products Overview 
  • State of the Automotive Market
  • LucidShape High Beam Design Case Study, "From Styling to Reality"
  • Light Guide Designer Rear Lighting Case Study
  • Pixel Light Design Presentations: 
    • Overview
    • Pixel Lighting using CODE V and LucidShape CAA V5 Based
    • LucidDrive Pixel Lighting Case Study
  • Q&A Session

LucidShape Info Day: Morning Session

Monday, January 29, 2018 , 8:30 – 12:00 p.m.

LucidShape Info Day: Afternoon Session

Monday, January 29, 2018 , 1:00 – 4:45 p.m.

LucidShape Products Support During the Holidays

From December 23, 2017 to January 1, 2018, LucidShape products support will not be available.

We will resume business as usual on January 2, 2018, and will respond to product support and general inquiries. You can contact us via e-mail at:

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

In countries where we have international representatives, you can contact the distributors directly. Please see our list of global contacts on our website

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

*Please note that for current customers signing up for an account, it may take 1-2 business days for us to activate your account. Please note that for December 23, 2017 through January 2, 2018, there will be a delayed response. Your account may not be activated until after January 2, 2018.