Introduction to CODE V for Image Forming Systems

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals

Spring Training

June 14-16 and 21-23, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PDT)
Online via Zoom

This 6 day online short course covers the basics of 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 course, you will be able to do the following:

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

The course consists of six 3-hour sessions held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on two consecutive weeks. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Zoom web conferencing.

Attendees are required to provide their own laptop with the latest version of CODE V installed. For additional information, please see the CODE V hardware/operating system requirements

CODE V software must be installed before attending the class. A download link to course materials will be provided prior to the class. Please email for help on setting up the laptop before the first day of class or to verify that you can access Zoom Meetings. 

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 will benefit from this course. In addition to new users, part-time users may also benefit from attending this course.

Registration and Fees

The fee for this short course is $1,000. 

Attendance is limited, though minimum enrollments must be met. Pre-registration with payment must be made at least two 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 

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 20 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.