CODE V Discovery Training

An Introductory Course for Optical Engineers


September 20, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CET
Online via Zoom 

North America:

September 6, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PDT
Online via Zoom 

Course Description

CODE V optical design software is used to model, analyze, optimize, and provide fabrication support for the development of optical systems for diverse applications. This optical ray tracing software provides a powerful and yet easy-to-use toolkit of optical techniques and calculations that enables you to create superior designs that will work right when built.

Prerequisites and Notes:

  • Basic knowledge of optics is needed. 
  • The course includes teaching materials. 
  • Minimum enrollments apply: If there are fewer than four participants, we will cancel the training and postpone your participation to the next training.

Course Goals

This training covers the basics of CODE V. You will become familiar with the CODE V interface and its main features to help you get started using the software.

Course Format

This online course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on examples, and workshop projects. Questions and discussions are encouraged.

Schedule: This is a half-day class, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CEST
Price: Free of charge

Who Should Attend?

Optical engineers new to sequential optical design software are invited to attend the course. The course is subject to space limitations and topics are subject to change without prior notification.


We will use a telescope example with two mirrors to show you how to:

  • Set up your system for sequential ray tracing 
  • Define criteria for evaluating imaging optics performance 
  • Add an element to improve the system and optimize it 
  • Run a basic tolerance analysis