LucidShape User Group Meeting and Training

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

LucidShape Basic Training
Wednesday – Friday, July 12-14, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Info Day
Monday, July 17, 2017
12:00 – 4:45 p.m.

LucidShape User Group Meeting
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LucidShape Advanced Training
Wednesday – Thursday, July 19-20, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

LucidShape User Group Meeting and Training

LucidShape Basic Training

July 12-14, 2017
Cost: $2,000

Day1: Simulation I

  • Basics of forward ray trace, ray trace methods, material types, and ray files

Day 2: Functional Geometry

  • Profile curves and surfaces theory, 3 major mathematical methods and applications, collimator lends, compensation of ray deviation, "neutral" surfaces

Day 3: Simulation II and General Topics

  • Advanced material types, lit appearance, analysis, and spectral simulation, Benchmark TC4-45, LID Editor for beam pattern combination, global settings, ray trace spooler, CAD-like operations in LucidShape, data conversion.

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Info Day

July 17, 2017
Cost: Free of Charge

LucidShape CAA V5 Based is an interactive development environment for optical simulation and analysis integrated into the CATIA V5 R24 platform. During the Info Day, we will demonstrate workflows and real-life case studies, including reflector headlamp, projector headlamp and pixel light designs.

We will also present the capabilities of a planned Light Guide Design Module, which is currently in development and available for trial use as a Beta version.

Here is the agena:

  • LucidShape CAA Overview 
  • LucidShape CAA Application Examples
  • Light Guide Design Module
  • Question/Answer Session

Lunch will be provided.

LucidShape User Group Meeting

July 18, 2017
Cost: Free of Charge

Join us for our annual LucidShape User Group Meeting held in the Americas. This free meeting will feature a series of informative talks by current customers who have successfully used LucidShape for their automotive lighting designs. In addition, Synopsys engineers will conduct workshops on the latest LucidShape features and other topics that will be helpful in your use of the software.

This event is free of charge, but reservations are required.


  • 2017 New Features in LucidShape
  • 2017 New Features in LucidDrive
  • Introduction to LucidShell
  • IIHS Headlight Test and Rating Feature

Other topics TBD

LucidShape Advanced Training

July 19-20, 2017
Cost: $1,400

Day 1: 

Advanced topics of the MacroFocal Design Feature:

  • F-Start, gaps, advanced grids, multiple light sources
  • Virtual light sources, target plane illumination
  • MF Reflector low beam with multi-chip LED

Day 2:

  • Projector-type headlamp
  • LS Script
  • Lit appearance

Attendees are responsible for providing their own laptops for use in the class.

Training Fees

LucidShape Basic Training: $2,000
LucidShape Advanced Training: $1,400

Tuition includes all materials, temporary individual license code for LucidShape for use in the class and for a period following, break beverages and lunches. Tuition must be paid in full prior to attendance. Minimum enrollments apply, and discounts do apply for multiple students from the same company; please send an email to for more information. Checks and purchase orders are accepted.

Register Now!

To register, click on the "Register Now" links above, or contact for more information.

For LucidShape training, pre-registration with payment must be made at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. The fee is refundable up to that point. 


Attendees are responsible for their overnight room arrangements and should make reservations directly with the hotel. When making your reservations, request the "Synopsys Optical Solutions Group" room block for a special rate of $104 per night or make their reservations online on and enter Group Code: SOS.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
37529 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
(248) 477-7800

About LucidShape

LucidShape is a powerful 3D system for computer-aided design and analysis of lighting and optical product function. Its strengths are that it is the fastest and easiest software program to design today's faceted segmented reflectors for lighting applications.