Optical Solutions Enewsletter

March 2022

New Releases Available

We are pleased to announce the 2022.03 releases of CODE V, LightTools, and LucidShape.

CODE V

The latest release of CODE V facilitates smooth, full-system design and analysis. It includes improved interchange of CODE V lens prescriptions with LightTools solid models, and many usability improvements, such as sectioning of models, better edge visualization, and UI color themes.

  • Expanded import and update capabilities streamline data exchange with LightTools
  • API access to interactive CODE V GUI for improved usability for COM clients
  • Automatic adjustment to material indices based on temperature and pressure
  • Updates to diffractive and volume holographic optical elements
  • Improvements to 3D viewing for product visualization
  • New lens and optical element definitions to streamline design processes
  • Glass catalog and Macro-PLUS updates

For details about these and many other enhancements in this release, see the CODE V Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

CODE V V3D Sectioning | Synopsys

Helpful CODE V Information

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact codev_support@synopsys.com

LightTools

The LightTools 2022.03 release delivers the following major features, as well as many additional improvements that increase modeling and analysis capabilities and facilitate a more efficient workflow.

  • Expanded import and update capabilities streamline data exchange with CODE V
  • Surface-based modeling extends ray tracing to include surfaces, simplifies CAD import
  • Simulation enhancements provide additional support for AR/VR, HUD, and LiDAR optical systems
  • New SmartStart Library Module delivers a curated collection of materials and optical properties

For details about these and many other enhancements in this release, see the LightTools Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

Surface-Based Ray Tracing in LightTools | Synopsys

Helpful LightTools Information

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact lighttools_support@synopsys.com

LucidShape

LucidShape version 2022.03 provides many new features to streamline design and analysis of automotive lighting and simplify workflows.

Key improvements include:

  • Advanced Analysis tool that streamlines analysis steps, provides access to a wide range of new analysis tools, and simplifies interactive design analysis and troubleshooting
  • MacroFocal enhancements for freeform lens and reflector designs
  • Import/export improvements, including the ability to add multiple LucidShape files to a model
  • Automatic vertical aiming in test tables for each light distribution
  • The ability to project lux sensors onto the view plane 

For details about these and many other enhancements in this release, see the LucidShape Release Notes on our Customer Support Portal.

Advanced Analysis in LucidShape | Synopsys

Helpful LucidShape Information

If you have any questions about features in this release, please contact lucidshape_support@synopsys.com

Software and License File Instructions

To order a new license of CODE V, LightTools, or LucidShape, please contact the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at optics@synopsys.com.

To update your current version, go to the Synopsys SolvNetPlus website to obtain the latest software and license keys:

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

 

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Upcoming Events

Product Training

We offer comprehensive introductory and advanced Optical Solutions product training. View our list of upcoming instructor-led training events and register today!

Online Tech Talks

Join our hour-long online talks covering new features and a wide range of topics. 

If you missed a tech talk, or would like to view it again, visit our Customer Support Portal to watch the recording. Resources are at your fingertips and available on demand.

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Conferences

OFC
San Diego, CA
March 6–10, 2022
 

The International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL)
Darmstadt, Germany
April 4-6, 2022


LASER
Munich, Germany
April 26–29, 2022
 

LightFair
Las Vegas, NV
June 19–23, 2022