LucidShape Enewsletter

November 2020

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Version 2020.09 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that version 2020.09 of LucidShape CAA V5 Based is now available. This release introduces the LucidShape SmartStart Material Library Module. Upgrades and feature enhancements have been added to the LucidShape CAA Base, Design, and Light Guide Design Modules.

Key improvements include:

New SmartStart Material Library Module

  • Save time and reduce costs with access to a library of materials and media commonly used in the design of automotive lighting systems.
  • Includes refractive index and absorption data for various media, as well as pre-defined scatter materials.
  • Measured scatter material/media data is available for volume and surface scatter from a variety of vendors, including Evonik, Albis, DowChemical, Trinseo, Sabic, Kopp, Covestro, Momentive, RTP, Auer, Idemitsu, Tenibac, VDI 3400, Mold-Tech

Base Module Improvements

  • Easily apply surface scatter parameters that have been provided by material vendors, or that have been measured by Light Tec
  • Have increased analysis flexibility with output of user-defined test table analysis in Excel
  • Quickly determine regulation pass/fail by re-aiming test points automatically
  • Achieve better light guide uniformity with the ability to perform linear or curved section analysis on a UV Data View.
  • Compare two designs with the ISO contour plot overlay for two UV Data Views

Design Module Improvements

  • Take advantage of expanded design capabilities with the addition of PS Variable Rotational Lens and Rotational Fresnel Lens

Light Guide Design Module Improvements

  • More easily and quickly create filleted prisms for light guides

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 2020.09 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

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