LucidShape Enewsletter, April 2018

LucidShape Enewsletter

April 2018

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 2 (2017.09-2) is now available.

In this issue:

What's New: LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2017.09 Service Release 2

LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2017.09 Service Release 2 (2017.09-2) includes the following updates:

  • Outdated simulation results are now easier to identify and update with a new change tracking feature. 
  • The GPUTrace feature supports simulation of models that include volume scattering materials.
  • To improve the usability of the Luminance Camera sensor, reference geometry is now automatically created for the position and orientation of each Luminance Camera position.
  • Bug fixes.

For more details about the release, including a list of bug fixes, please refer to the LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2017.09-2 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 optics@synopsys.com.

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 https://solvnet.synopsys.com/SmartKeys

  • 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 optics@synopsys.com for instructions. 

For More Information

Join Us for LucidShape User Group Meetings and Training

LucidShape User Group - Germany

18-19 June 2018
Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg Airport

Nürnberg, Germany 

Join us for the annual LucidShape User Group (LSUG) Meeting in Germany. This year’s LSUG features presentations on the latest developments in LucidShape products and as well as selected topics from lighting design to technical aspects of simulation. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity for customers to network and discuss the latest trends and their experiences using LucidShape products in their automotive and general lighting designs.

All presentations will be conducted in German.

There is no charge to attend this event, but registration is required.

LucidShape Basic Training

11-13 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA

This 3-day short course provides a detailed introduction to the use of LucidShape for lighting designs. You will learn about the basics of illumination simulations, functional geometry, advanced material types, analysis, and more. 

LucidShape Advanced Training

16-17 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA


Agenda:

  • Advanced MacroFocal (F-Start, gaps, multi-source, virtual source, target plane)
  • LED reflector low beam
  • LED projector headlamp
  • Lit Appearance (luminance, photorealistic simulation, ray history sensor)
  • Visualize Module (1 day)

 

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

LucidShape User Group Meeting - USA

18 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA

Join us for the annual LucidShape User Group (LSUG) Meeting in the U.S. This year’s LSUG features presentations on the latest developments in LucidShape products and as well as selected topics from lighting design to technical aspects of simulation. In addition, it is an excellent opportunity for customers to network and discuss the latest trends and their experiences using LucidShape products in their automotive and general lighting designs.

 

Attendance at this event is free, but registration is required.

LucidShape Script Training

19 July 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA


Agenda:

  • Variables, operators, conditional statements, loops, functions
  • Axis systems, geometry, light sources, sensors
  • Simulation, LID data manipulation, load and save data
  • Tolerance study example

 

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

Calendar

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