LucidShape Enewsletter

June 2019

In this issue:

  • New Features in LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2019.06
  • Support: Software and License File Instructions
  • For More Information
  • Calendar of Events

New Features in LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2019.06

We are pleased to announce that LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2019.06 is now available. This includes the following key features.

Expanded Surface Sensor Capabilities
The surface sensor introduced in version 2018.09 to facilitate analyzing illuminance/irradiance on a curved surface has new capabilities in this version that enable you to:

  • Measure flux on any geometry when you combine the surface sensor with the LumenSensor material. Geometry can consist of a single surface with one or more faces or multiple surfaces, and surfaces can be planar or curved.
  • Display results of the surface sensor with lumen sensor material in 3D in the part design view.
  • Set separate analysis options for the lux sensor and lumen sensor in the same simulation to efficiently analyze lux sensor and lumen sensor results.
  • Specify the criteria for light data measurements such as intersection point, maximum value (including its XYZ position), or integral value to streamline analyses and tailor the output to fit your application. You can also control the scope of the measurement – to cover a single face, for example, or the entire lumen sensor, as shown in the following figures.

The surface sensor now also supports color analysis, with an RGB surface display type for spectral simulations, as well as CIE xy, XYZ, and RGB color quantities for the measurement options. This functionality enables you to analyze, measure, and visualize color effects directly in the part design view.

Ray Result Filtering by Surface
A new Surface Result Filter allows you to filter the rays recorded on a sensor based on their interactions with specified surfaces. For example, you can record only rays that hit a surface last, rays that hit at least one of the specified surfaces, or rays that hit all of the specified surfaces during a simulation. This can be used to model the behavior of parts that interfere with light distribution. The following low beam headlamp projector example shows UV Data Views without filtering (left) and after applying a Surface Result Filter (right).

You can choose any geometry that is part of an actor as a filter surface, and you can use the Surface Result Filter with all LucidShape CAA sensors.

STL Import Capability
In this release, you can load any number of stereolithography (.stl) files into a part (limited only by memory). Files can be in binary or ASCII format.

Support for CATIA V5 R27 and R28 and Windows 10
Version 2019.06 supports CATIA V5 R27 and R28 on Windows 10 for these two versions. In addition, we support LucidShape CAA 2019.06 on CATIA V5 R25 and R26 on Windows 7.

Enhancements to the Light Guide Design Module
New features in the Light Guide Design Module include support for multiple light guides in one part, angle-coupling optimization, and a surface sensor option for the exit surface. See the release notes for details about these and additional features and usability enhancements in this separately licensed module.

Support: Software and License File Instructions

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

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.

For More Information

If you have any questions about LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2019.06, please contact

Calendar of Events

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