Introduction to CODE V for Image Forming Systems

Advanced Topics in CODE V

A Five-Day Short Course for Technical Professionals
September 25-29, 2017 — Pasadena, CA

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.

Computers are provided to attendees. Attendees wishing to work independently are welcome to bring their own laptop and will receive a $300 discount on their registration. 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.

199 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 400
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 795-9101
Fax: (626) 795-9102

A parking structure is available in the basement of the building. Hotel accommodations and other details will be emailed upon receipt of registration. The Hilton Pasadena and Sheraton Pasadena are across the street and are the most convenient to the training location.

Directions and accommodation information will be faxed/mailed upon receipt of registration.

Registration and Fees
The fee for this short course is $1,500 ($1,200 for attendees who provide their own laptop computers). 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.)

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 10 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 8 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.