LucidShape Enewsletter

June 2017

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 2017.03 Service Release 1 (2017.03-1) of the LucidShape® software products.

In this issue:

Issues Resolved in LucidShape 2017.03-1

This service release corrects several issues, including the following:

  • CATIA Transfer switched to IGS if STP module was not available. User permission is now required.
  • Fixes LTmBSDF material medium definition loading problems.
  • Fixes an issue in which refractive BSDF Material created incorrectly on reflective BSDF LID could cause a crash during simulation.
  • Fixes an exchange issue with the ray history sensor between LucidShape CAA V5 Based and LucidShape.
  • Corrects an issue where Bird’s Eye View results did not match between context menu function and static road scene.
  • Fixes an issue where Bird’s Eye View could cause LucidShape to freeze when using wrong parameters.
  • Corrects an issue where LucidShape modules influenced licensing status.
  • Fixes an issue in which license key files were sensitive to termination date mismatch.
  • Test Tables have been updated for turn signals: ECE motorcycle R50, FMVSS 108.
  • Resolves an issue where spectral ray files could produce incorrect flux in spectral ray trace modes.
  • Fixes spectral ray file simulation noise by sensitivity to the number of spectral channels.
  • Corrects an issue where Driver View results did not match between context menu function and static road scene.
  • 2D BSDF scatter curve material did not accept a valid curve from BSDF Wizard. Improved curve selection has been implemented.
  • Fixes an issue where multiple spectral simulation runs could influence the total flux in certain ray files.
  • Fixes an issue with some spectral ray file sources where the ray file sensor’s total flux in header was showing incorrect values.
  • Spectral trace with a ray file can now exceed the ray file number of rays in simulation.
  • IIHS headlight benchmark glare demerits are now printed correctly in the .CVS export file.

Please refer to the LucidShape 2017.03-1 Release Notes, available on our Customer Support Portal, for more details about these and other updates included in the release

Software and License File Instructions

Beginning with version 2017.03, software and license keys for LucidShape and LucidDrive® products are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website. Please review the following sections for instructions.

Direct-Sales Customers
Software and license keys for LucidShape and LucidDrive direct-sales customers are available on the Synopsys SolvNet website.

If you do not already have a SolvNet account, information on how to sign up for one can be found in the LucidShape Installation Guide.

  • License key: You will need version 2017.03 license keys for this LucidShape release. You can download license keys from the SmartKeys page on SolvNet at

Distributor Customers
For customers working with distributors, you will continue to obtain your software and license keys from your local LucidShape 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.

Please see the LucidShape Installation Guide for details about how to install version LucidShape software and obtain license keys.

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