LucidShape Enewsletter

December 2018

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2018.09 Service Release Available Now

This release includes fixes to several customer-reported bugs. To read the “Issues Fixed in This Release,” as well as details about the features included in the LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2018.09 main release and descriptions about known issues and limitations, see the LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2018.09-1 Release Notes on the Customer Support Portal.

Support Ending for CATIA V5 R24

Version 2018.09-1 is the last version of LucidShape CAA V5 Based product to support CATIA V5 R24. New features, bug fixes, or other enhancements will not be available for R24 in subsequent releases. The LucidShape CAA V5 Based product will continue to support CATIA V5 R25 and R26. 

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

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

Or, to update your current version of 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 2018.09 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 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 the Distributors page referenced above, please contact us at for instructions. 

For More Information

See the LucidShape 2018.09-1 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact

BSDF Library Updates on the Customer Support Portal

The latest Synopsys measured BSDF library is available on the OSG Customer Support Portal.

In addition to the updates included in this release, the Customer Support Portal has new or updated files, such as Mold-Tech textures that have been aluminized and topcoated by Vergason Technology, Inc.

The following BSDF data have been added or updated:

  • Mold-Tech mold textures (all are molded in black GP Polystyrene and aluminized with in-chamber HMDSO topcoat by Vergason Technology, Inc.)
    • MT-11000
    • MT-11010
    • MT-11020
    • MT-11030
    • MT-11040
    • MT-11050
    • MT-11060
    • MT-11070
    • MT1055
    • MT1055-1
    • MT1055-2
    • MT1055-3
    • MT1055-4
    • MT1055-5
    • MT1055-6
    • MT1055-7
    • MT1055-8
  • SPI mold textures (all are molded in black ABS and aluminized with in-chamber HMDSO topcoat by Vergason Technology, Inc.)
    • SPI-A1
    • SPI-A2
    • SPI-A3
    • SPI-B1
    • SPI-B2
    • SPI-B3
    • SPI-C1
    • SPI-C2
    • SPI-C3
    • SPI-D1
    • SPI-D2
    • SPI-D3
  • Black Anodized Aluminum (added BSDF for blue and red wavelengths)
    • Black anodized aluminum smooth
    • Black anodized aluminum rough
  • ALBIS (Note: these volume diffusers are too opaque for a  volume scattering measurement.  Instead, the BRDF has been measured for samples that have an SPI-A2 surface finish)
    • ALCOM AWL 10 WT1308-05LB
    • ALCOM PBT 700/2 WT31-956LB

LucidShape Tech Support During the Holidays

From December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019, please allow for a delayed response to your request for LucidShape technical support. Our technical support will not be available during this time. 

We will resume business as usual on January 2, 2019, 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.

Design Competition

Students are invited to enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work completed during the 2018-2019 academic year using LucidShape. Entries are due June 14, 2019. Awards totalling $10,000 will be granted. Enter your project today!


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