LucidShape CAA V5 Based

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Complete Automotive Lighting Design and Visualization in CATIA

LucidShape CAA V5 Based

LucidShape CAA V5 Based provides the industry’s only complete workflow solution for automotive lighting design and visualization within the CATIA V5 environment.

Designers who are familiar with CATIA can easily leverage LucidShape’s powerful features to produce, with a minimal learning curve, automotive lighting products that meet performance, styling, visual branding, and regulatory requirements.

With LucidShape CAA V5 Based, you also benefit from seamless communication between multi-domain teams with access to a large ecosystem of tools on the CATIA platform.

Powerful Design Tools

Geometry creation tools that give you the freedom to focus on overall design objectives rather than the implementation details of complex optics have always made LucidShape unique. These design tools are available to CATIA users in the LucidShape CAA Design Module. Tools like MacroFocal design features help you rapidly conceptualize and design freeform reflectors and lenses that meet photometric and aesthetic requirements for cutting-edge automotive lighting products.

Easy Design Configuration and Management

Model navigation and management is highly efficient with the LucidShape CAA V5 Based specification tree structure, which keeps all automotive lighting components organized and accessible from a single location. Products have a tree section that allows you to edit all LucidShape-specific elements in an entire product assembly.

Choose various sources and sensors; assign, create and edit materials and media using a materials library; and define simulation settings and analysis preferences. Support for CATIA Design Tables allows you to construct and simulate design variations quickly. It also streamlines the creation of multiple design forms for a product line.

Rapid Design Verification

The software can rapidly and accurately ray trace part-level models or product-level assemblies using both tessellated and NURBS simulation methods, for comprehensive CATIA-based optical simulations. You can run a simulation on one part while you continue to work on another part in the same project.

The software also supports multi-core processing and GPU ray tracing (for tessellated mode only) to further accelerate simulations.

Full Suite of Analysis Tools

LucidShape CAA V5 Based delivers a comprehensive spectrum of UV data analysis tools, as well as bird’s eye and driver’s views. A large set of test point standards are included to ensure that your system meets both industry regulations and company specifications. 

Stunning, Physics-Based Visualization

Photorealistic visualization is used in the creative process to evaluate the aesthetics of a lighting design, and in the engineering process to evaluate optical feasibility based on uniformity, brightness, and manufacturability. The LucidShape CAA Visualize Module generates stunning, physics-based photorealistic images. Features like the Environment Light Source and the Human Eye Vision Image tool augment the realism in a scene and enable you to virtually evaluate how the human eye will perceive a headlight, tail light, or signal light.

Optimized Light Guide Designs

The LucidShape CAA Light Guide Design Module helps automate the construction, analysis and optimization of light guides and their extraction features to improve light output. You can create light guides with fillets that conform to manufacturing constraints, allowing you to achieve better as-built performance.

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. The SmartStart Material Library includes refractive index and absorption data for various media, as well as pre-defined volume scatter and BSDF materials. 

LucidShape CAA V5 Based offers unprecedented design capabilities within Dassault Systemes’ CATIA V5 environment. Not only can LucidShape CAA help you quickly and accurately develop optical surfaces, it can also deliver results within a fraction of the time of a typical simulation with its GPUTrace feature."

Mike VanGilder, Optics Technical Specialist

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Expert Support and Resources to Jumpstart Your Projects

As a LucidShape CAA customer, you can rely on prompt access to our team of technical support experts, who understand automotive illumination design and engineering.

In addition, you have 24/7 access to a customer-dedicated website that contains resources to help you become more productive -- including videos, documentation, and example files and models.

And inside LucidShape CAA, you have access to a robust example model library to jumpstart model creation and analysis tasks.

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