LucidShape Enewsletter

April 2019

LucidShape Version 2018.06 Service Release 1 Now Available

This release includes fixes to several customer-reported bugs. See the LucidShape 2018.06-1 Release Notes on the Customer Support Portal to read the “Service Release bug fixing and quality enhancement list” in the section "Version History – Service Releases, as well as details about the features included in the LucidShape 2018.06 main release.

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

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

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

  • License key: You will need version 2018.06 license keys for this LucidShape 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 the 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 2018.06-1 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

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

Upcoming LucidShape User Group Meetings and Training

LucidShape User Group Meeting - Germany

June 17-18, 2019
Mövenpick Hotel Nürnberg Airport
Flughafenstrasse 100
90411 Nürnberg, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 911-35010

Please mark your calendars to join us at our annual LucidShape User Group Meeting held in Germany. This year’s User Group Meeting features presentations on the latest developments in LucidShape products, as well as selected topics ranging from lighting design applications to technical aspects of simulation. 

You are also invited to join our LucidShape experts and fellow lighting engineers on June 17 for an evening reception at Terminal 90 (rooftop bar/lounge of Nürnberg Airport) with complimentary food and drinks. 

There is no charge to attend these events, but registration is required.

LucidShape Training and User Group Meeting - USA

Crowne Plaza Farmington Hills - Novi
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 477-7800

Hotel website

Join us for our annual LucidShape training and User Group Meeting in July 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Please save the dates for:

  • July 10-12: Introductory Training
  • July 15-16: Advanced Training
  • July 17: User Group Meeting
  • July 18: LucidShape CAA V5 Based Training or Script Training

More details and information to come.

If you'd like to give a presentation at any of these User Group Meetings, please contact us at

Upcoming Conference

Driving Vision News Workshop
April 24-25, 2019
LucidBright and Cybernet Systems Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China 


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