LucidShape Enewsletter

June 2020

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2020.06 Available Now

We are pleased to announce that version 2020.06 of LucidShape CAA V5 Based is now available. This release introduces the Design Module, with functional geometry (FunGeo) features and a Freeform Design algorithm, as well as the Visualize Module. Additional feature enhancements have been added to the Light Guide Design Module and Base Module.

Key improvements include:

  • The new Design Module provides powerful geometry creation capabilities with FunGeo design features such as the MacroFocal Reflector and MacroFocal Lens, Collimator Lens, Poly Curve System Reflector and Lens, Procedural Surface features, Rotational Aspheric Lens, and Ray Deviation Correction feature.
  • The new Visualize Module enables you to produce stunning photorealistic renderings with accuracy and reliability for visual analysis and evaluation of appearance and function:
    • Material behavior captured accurately to provide physics-based renderings.
    • Ability to use the same material or media for both photometric and photorealistic simulation.
  • The Base Module provides ease-of-use improvements:
    • Support for CATIA Design Tables for simulations allows users to quickly and easily evaluate  various configurations. This capability can streamline the creation of multiple designs to incorporate the versions of a product family that share a common design form.
    • Usability improvements to the luminance camera simplify the way you set up and adjust camera positions.
  • The Light Guide Design Module delivers improved design robustness and manufacturability:
    • Create a light guide design with fillets that conform to manufacturing constraints.
    • Expanded fillet construction capabilities now support both standard and extruded prisms.
    • Achieve optimized light distribution and uniformity.

See the new Visualize Module in action:

Software and License File Instructions

Direct-Sales Customers

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

Or, to update your current version of LucidShape CAA V5 Based, go to the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website to obtain the latest software and license keys:

  • License key: You will need version 2020.06 license keys for this LucidShape CAA V5 Based release. You can download license keys from the SmartKeys page on SolvNetPlus at

To learn more about navigating SolvNetPlus to obtain software and license keys, view our SolvNetPlus overview video.

Distributor Customers

For customers working with distributors, please contact your local LucidShape software distributor to request LucidShape CAA V5 Based. 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 CAA V5 Based Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

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

New Features Preview

On April 22, 2020, Dr. Tobias Schmid, LucidShape Product Manager, presented a webinar highlighting new features in LucidShape CAA V5 Based v 2020.06. The presentation focuses on the release's new design and visualization capabilities. You can  view a recording of this presentation on our Customer Support Portal.

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