LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2021.06 Now Available
LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2021.06, now available, makes it easier than ever for designers to achieve their objectives. This version includes unique capabilities to help designers explore design forms and styling options with speed and precision for improved automotive lighting design workflows.
Key Improvements Include:
Source Modeling and Positioning
Using the Surface Light Source, create sources with complex shapes by adding light emitting properties to the surface of any shape.
Select from multiple axis system types for sources and create copies of the source at mutliple locations with the Axis System Pattern.
Easily adjust tessellation parameters on individual actors for high-accuracy simulations while optimizing overall simulation performance.
Define a MacroFocal reflector or lens base grid with the Grid of Curves feature by selecting vertical and horizontal curves from CATIA.
Advanced Analysis Capabilities
Interactively analyze a light distribution to see if your system meets requirements model by performing measurements on points, splines, polygons, or CATIA Curves.
Analyze multiple lamps at one time by combining multiple UV Data files and taking measurements on the results.
Save measurement sets to reuse on different UV Data files.
Export measurements to a table for later review.
Select the surface on which a generated ray file will be recorded from the Ray File Sensor.
Select from multiple axis system types for sensors.
Illustrate qualitative lit appearance using the Light Flow Sensor.
Light Guide Design Module Improvements
Use the new Surface light guide option to create prisms as a single surface that is split from a solid light guide. This approach is similar to the LucidShape PrismBand feature and creates the prisms faster than the default Boolean approach.
Try the new Texture light guide option (an Alpha feature) to optimize laser-etched texture surfaces (where each surface is modeled as a LucidShape combo actor) along a light guide to achieve uniform lit appearance of the optical property and zones.
Construct user profiles more easily with new tools that allow you to use sampled points from a user curve projected into the reference plane and rotated according to a starting point and the direction that you specify.
Use newly added measured BSDF materials and media available in the SmartStart Library from MoldTech, Vergason, and others.
Compatible with CATIA V5 R30 (without service packs)
New source and sensor glyphs
GPU performance improved to enable the use of NVIDIA's latest technology
LucidShape CAA Based Product Overview
Watch our product video highlighting some of the best features and benefits available in LucidShape CAA.
Software and License File Instructions
To order a new license of LucidShape CAA, please contact the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To update your current version of LucidShape CAA, go to the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website to obtain the latest software and license keys:
LucidShape CAA V5 Based from Synopsys Delivers Improved Automotive Lighting Design Workflows
Version 2021.06 Includes Unique Capabilities to Help Designers Explore Design Forms and Styling Options with Speed and Precision
To keep up with the pace of change in automotive lighting, designers need new and improved ways to create design forms and bring them to market faster. LucidShape CAA V5 Based provides the only complete optical design, simulation, analysis, and visualization workflow within the CATIA V5 environment and is ideally suited to support automotive lighting innovations. Read our blog article to learn more about the release.
This online resource is designed for engineers in the automotive industry who are new to LucidShape and new to optical and lighting engineering and design. The workbook features lessons that cover key features and functionality in LucidShape, as well rudimentary optical and lighting engineering concepts.