LucidShape Enewsletter

March 2020

LucidDrive Version 2020.03 Available Now

LucidDrive version 2020.03 introduces the new AFS PixelLight plug-in, a physical pixel light simulation method that is capable of projecting the individual beam patterns of individual pixels during a virtual night drive in real time, including possible stray light and crosstalk of one or more pixels across the entire angular beam width. This feature is compatible with the recently released LucidShape 2019.09 Pixel Light functionality that enables you to efficiently simulate Pixel Light sources, store the respective 3D LID datasets, and perform post-processing on the simulation results as needed.

Note: The maximum number of headlight beam patterns that can be loaded in LucidDrive is 126 LIDs. However, the plug-in treats each pixel light headlight as one headlight beam pattern. This allows you to compose a beam pattern of ten thousand pixels or more, depending on your computer hardware.

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

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

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

  • License key: You will need version 2020.03 license keys for this LucidDrive 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 LucidDrive. 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 LucidDrive 2020.03 Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

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


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