LucidShape CAA V5 Based

LucidShape CAA V5 Based

LucidShape CAA V5 Based is an interactive tool that allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. Because of the tool’s complete integration within CATIA V5, 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.

Latest Features and Updates

LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2018.09 offers the following major new features:

  • Surface sensor for high-accuracy analysis of illuminance and irradiance on curved surfaces. The new surface sensor allows designers to analyze the illuminance and irradiance distributions as a false color map directly in the LucidShape CAA part design view, adjust the scale and color mapping, interactively measure the value at a specific location of the surface sensor, and export the simulation data to an ASCII file for additional analysis if required.


  • New tools for light guide design and optimization. The latest Light Guide Design Module helps designers model and optimize automotive light guides and their extraction features faster and more flexibly. Designers can create, optimize, and switch between multiple light guides in a part. Optimization system types have been introduced to allow you to set up and more easily optimize eight standard system configurations, including systems that have sources on both ends of the light guide that can be non-symmetric or symmetric. Additional usability improvements include the ability to save and return to optimization states and create design tables.


  • Faster simulations with extended GPUTrace support. GPUTrace support has been added to the LucidShape CAA ray history sensor feature to dramatically speed analysis of signal lighting functions and reduce the number of design iterations needed to achieve lit appearance requirements and regulatory compliance. GPUTrace support has also been added to the fixed random seed option for simulations, which allows designers to obtain precisely reproducible results when re-running simulations.

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Key Capabilities

Geometry Creation and Import

To build your automotive lighting model in LucidShape CAA V5 Based, you can use CATIA-generated geometry or import geometry created in LucidShape. You can then choose various sources and sensors; assign, create and edit materials and media using a materials library; and define simulation settings and analysis preferences.

  • Sources: Point, plane, cylinder, and ray file
  • Sensors: Candela, luminance camera, ray file, ray history
  • All LucidShape actor materials are supported and the material definitions are organized in a material library
  • Supports CATIA V5 workbenches so you can customize your workflows to speed up the modeling process

Easy Visual Navigation of Complex Models

Model navigation and management is highly efficient with the software’s specification tree structure, which keeps all automotive lighting components organized and accessible from a single location. For example, products have a tree section that shows and allows the editing of all LucidShape-specific elements in an entire product assembly.

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 the most comprehensive CATIA-based optical simulations currently available. 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

The software 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. Specific analysis tools include:

  • Test tables (ECE, SAE, JIS, user defined)
  • Special views (bird’s eye view, driver’s view)
  • Variety of UV data operations (scale, shift, rotate, etc.)
  • Planar Lux Sensor for quantitative analysis of near-field illuminance
  • Luminance Camera Sensor for rapid, high-accuracy luminance images at multiple viewing directions. Includes ray history sensor feature to restore ray paths that correspond to region selections on specific luminance camera images; this functionality allows you to efficiently troubleshoot signal lighting optical systems, by correlating regions in the luminance image with specific ray paths, and thereby the respective optical surfaces. As a result, the number of design iterations that are needed to meet lit appearance, in addition to regulation compliance, can be significantly reduced

You can easily export your model to LucidShape to perform other tasks, including simulation and visualization of lit and unlit appearance.

Light Guide Design Module

The Light Guide Design Module helps automate the construction, analysis and optimization of light pipes and their extraction features to improve light output.

Example Model Library

A robust example model library, with intuitive features for browsing, searching and filtering content, helps you get a head start on model creation and analysis tasks.

To Request LucidShape CAA V5 Based Software

Customers in Direct-Sales Locations

To order LucidShape CAA V5 Based software, send an email to the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Sales Team at

International Customers

For international customers working with distributors, contact your local LucidShape software distributor to order LucidShape CAA V5 Based software. See the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group Global Contacts page for contact information. If your country is not listed on this page, contact us at