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The Core Module provides graphical 3D solid modeling functionality for creating and visualizing optical and opto-mechanical systems, including the capability to specify properties for materials and optical surfaces. Productivity-enhancing features include an intuitive user interface, libraries of task- and application-specific utilities and example systems, programming extensions for automating workflow, and photorealistic renderings of mechanical models.
The LightTools Core Module is a prerequisite for all other LightTools modules.
Enables designers to simulate and analyze light as it traverses the optical and mechanical components in a model. Includes state-of-the-art Monte Carlo ray tracing for accurate predictions of intensity, luminance, and illuminance throughout the model, as well as powerful illumination analysis capabilities.
Automatically improves the performance of virtually any type of illumination system. Full integration with the LightTools 3D solid modeling environment ensures practical, realistic solutions in a fraction of the time it would take to accomplish manually.Optimization Module Datasheet
Provides a set of specialized tools to enable fast, robust modeling of reflective and refractive freeform optics in both single-surface and segmented configurations for a diverse set of illumination applications.
Extends optical modeling capabilities in LightTools for custom optical parts and advanced illumination subsystems. Includes modeling of phosphors, user-defined optical properties, and gradient index materials.Modeling Phosphors in LightTools Datasheet
Dynamically links SOLIDWORKS mechanical models to LightTools, where you can assign optical properties, optimize, and directly update your SOLIDWORKS design.Learn More
Provides access to a library of materials and media commonly used in the design of optical systems. Includes refractive index and absorption data as well as pre-defined volume scatter and BSDF materials.
Defines an imaging path based on sequential optical surfaces and perform lens analyses. The Imaging Path capability can be used directly in LightTools or in conjunction with CODE V.
Provide import and export capabilities for industry-standard CAD file formats, including IGES, STEP, SAT, CATIA V4 and V5, and Parasolid formats.
Distributes Monte Carlo ray tracing over multiple computers to speed simulations of complex optical models.
Design, optimize, analyze, and deliver innovative illumination systems. Create better optical designs with less effort and time.
If the performance or cost of your illumination system is critical to the success of your products, then you can depend on LightTools illumination design software.Learn More
LEDs, displays, general lighting, solar, automotive, stray light simulation, and projectors.
Download success stories, technical papers, and other product literature to learn about LightTools’ capabilities.
ERCO used LightTools to design their sophisticated Spherolit reflectors for accent lighting, washlighting, and wallwashing applications.Learn More
View the key features in LightTools for important analysis and optimization of freeform optical designs.
LightTools introduces valuable new tools to help optical engineers and stray light analysts pinpoint and correct stray light issues early in the product design process, saving time and money.Read blog entry
Find out how to upgrade your illumination optics designs with the latest version of LightTools.