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LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2021.06 Service Release 1 Available

We are pleased to announce the availability of LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2021.06 Service Release 1. This service release, now available on SolvNetPlus, provides updates to CATIA V5 R27–R30, and adds support for CATIA V5 R30 service packs. 

The service release includes the following enhancements and fixes:

  • Provides updates to LucidShape CAA V5 Based for CATIA V5 versions R27, R28, R29 and R30.

  • Adds support for LucidShape CAA V5 Based for CATIA V5 R30 service packs. Resolves a previous issue that limited the usage of CATIA V5 R30 service packs to less than SP2. With version 2021.06-1, users can choose to use no service pack, or use CATIA R30 service packs up to and including SP4.

  • Resolves issues that resulted from setting the decimal symbol to something other than a dot (.).  

  • Enhances the Advanced Analysis functionality: 
    • Adds a Delete All button, enabling you to efficiently remove all LID files from an Advanced Analysis configuration.
    • Changes the sequence of transformations in groups, so that stretch operations are executed prior to shift, rotate and mirror transformations. Changing this sequence supports the most common workflow that assumes engineers are adjusting the overall shape of the light distributions first, prior to making fine adjustments regarding shift UV or rotate adjustments. 
    • Adds labels to measurement tasks in the UV Data chart(s) so that the associations between measurement tasks and results in the table become clear. 
  • Includes various general bug fixes.

You can download LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2021.06-1 software at

Users who already have a valid license file for LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2021.06 will not require a new license file to run LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2021.06-1.  In case customers are still using prior versions of LucidShape CAA V5 Based, new license files are available for download on the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website.  

For More Information

See the LucidShape CAA Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.    

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

SmartStart Library Updates on the Customer Support Portal

Visit our SmartStart Library for LucidShape on the Customer Support Portal to view updates since LucidShape CAA 2021.06.

The Synopsys SmartStart Library is a curated database of routinely updated optical data for glasses, plastics, and surface finishes. It also provides designers with light scatter data for faster, more cost-effective product development. Hundreds of optical measurements are stored as data files for use in LucidShape and LucidShape CAA V5 Based. With the SmartStart Library, you can save time and reduce development costs. For more information, view our datasheet

SmartStart Library updates since LucidShape CAA 2021.06:

New/Updated Materials

  • 36 new Tenibac 4000- and 6000-series mold textures molded into black PC with Aluminum and In-Chamber HMDSO Topcoat by Vergason Technology, Inc.

  • 11 new VDI 3400 mold textures molded into black ABS

  • 9 new Acktar super-black foils and coatings for visible and IR wavelengths (18 datasets total)

  • 2 ALBIS white plastics have been rebranded as MOCOM

New/Updated Media

  • 3 new Covestro Makrolon DQ-series diffuse plastics

  • 4 new Covestro AL2x47 plastics

  • 5 Covestro plastics incorrectly labeled as Makrolon are now Apec 1803
    • 250339
    • 350335
    • 350974
    • 551022
    • 650370
  • 5 new Covestro Makrolon diffuse white plastics
  • 53 Evonik plastics are rebranded as Röhm
    • ACRYLITE Satinice 0V200 relabeled to ACRYLITE LED 0V200
  • 16 ALBIS plastics have been rebranded to MOCOM
  •  1 new MOCOM ALCOM white plastic added

Join Us for the Next LucidShape User Group Meeting

October 4 and 6, 2021 
2:30–4:30 p.m. CET (8:30–10:30 a.m. ET)

Join Synopsys Optical Solutions in October for our annual LucidShape User Group Meeting.  Attend to learn new design tips and techniques that will help you with your projects.  During our virtual user group meeting, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with the Synopsys Optical Solutions staff and our user community. The two days of the meeting each offer a unique set of presentations; we encourage you to attend both days!

Online registration is now open! Once you register, a confirmation will be sent to you, and the Zoom link will be sent about a week before the meeting.

Customer Support Portal Resources

Current customers can access LucidShape resources and content at any time on our Customer Support Portal ( Access training materials, user group presentations, recordings of previously held Synopsys webinars, videos, material libraries and more.

Customers can check out the following resources on -demand:



Upcoming Training and Tech Talks

Times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and Central European Summer Time (CEST).

MacroFocal Freeform Design Feature for Reflectors and Lenses in LucidShape CAA V5 Based 
(Europe & North America)
August 24, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. EDT (4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST) 
Register Now

LucidShape CAA V5 Based - Advanced Analysis (Europe & North America) 
September 7, 2021; 10:00–11:00 a.m. EDT (4:00–5:00 p.m. CEST) 
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LucidShape CAA V5 Based Discovery Training (Europe) 
September 8, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEST 
Course Information | Register Now (free)

Introduction to LucidShape CAA V5 Based Training (Europe)
September 14–17, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CEST 
Course Information | Register Now

LucidShape Basic Training (Europe & North America)
October 4–8, 2021; 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CEST) 
Course Information | Register Now

LucidShape Discovery  Training (Europe)
October 6, 2021; 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CEST
Course Information | Register Now (free)

LucidShape Advanced Training (Europe) 
October 11–14, 2021; 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT (2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CEST) 
Course Information | Register Now

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