Introduction to CODE V for Image Forming Systems

A Five-Day Short Course for Technical Professionals

Sunnyvale, CA

March 5-9, 2018 and September 10-14, 2018

This course covers the basics on modeling, analyzing, optimizing, and tolerancing image-forming optical systems using CODE V, including hands-on workshops.

It assumes familiarity with optics concepts and terminology.

By the end of the week, you will be able to do the following:

  • Model an optical system given its design parameters
  • Evaluate the system to determine its quality
  • Optimize the system to improve its quality
  • Evaluate the manufacturability of the final design



  • Getting started: A design study


  • Performance evaluation


  • Optimization of lens performance
  • Reflective optical systems


  • Tolerancing an optical system
  • Zoom and multi-configuration systems


  • Non-spherical surfaces
  • Afocal systems
  • Macros and command mode

Classes are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on the last day, when class ends at 4:30 p.m. Hands-on workshops are held throughout the day.

Attendees are required to bring their own laptop. Laptops must have Microsoft® Excel® installed as PC applications (if using a Mac, each must be running as a Windows application). The user must have Administrator-level privileges on the laptop. For additional information, please see the CODE V hardware/operating system requirements.

Registration Information

Who Should Attend?
Any engineer or designer who wants to learn to use CODE V to design or evaluate image-forming optical systems. This course will be taught using the latest version of CODE V, which features a graphical user interface and spreadsheet access to data. Therefore, in addition to new users, part-time users may also benefit from attending this course.

445 North Mary Avenue, Building 2
Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Tel: (650) 584-5000
Fax: (650) 965-8637

Registration and Fees
The fee for this short course is $1,200, and attendees are required to bring their own laptops. This includes instruction, computer resources, course notes, and refreshments.

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least three weeks before the start of the courses. The fee is refundable up to that point. (A $200 fee is charged for later cancellations.)

Lunches will be provided on all days, so please indicate your dietary preference on the registration form.

For all registration questions, please contact: 

Synopsys OSG Training Registration 
Phone: (626) 795-9101 
Fax: (626) 795-9102 

Course Instructors

Mary Kate Crawford, Ph.D. is a Systems Engineer/Technical Consultant in Customer Service. Dr. Crawford provides technical support for both LightTools and CODE V and has over 15 years of optical design experience.

David M. Hasenauer is the CODE V Product Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in optical design and analysis, and has been a CODE V user since 1982.

Prateek Jain, Ph.D. is an Optical Engineer/Technical Consultant for CODE V Technical Support.

Craig Pansing is an Application Engineer with over 10 years of experience. He provides technical support for CODE V and LightTools.

Weimin Shi, Ph.D., is a Senior Systems Engineer in Customer Service and provides technical support for CODE V. Dr. Shi has over 25 years of experience in optical design and analysis.