LucidShape Basic Training

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals

October 20-22, 2020
October 27-29, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT

Cost: $1,000

This six-day online short course covers the basics of designing, simulating and, analyzing automotive lighting system optics using LucidShape, including hands-on workshops. It assumes that attendees are familiar with optics concepts and terminology. 

By the end of the course you will be able to

• Design the optics for simple automotive lighting systems
• Simulate complex automotive lighting systems
• Evaluate a system to determine its performance and use industry-standard test tables to confirm regulation conformity

Course Summary

The course consists of six 3-hour sessions held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on two consecutive weeks. Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. each day, with breaks at appropriate times. The course uses Cisco WebEx Meetings web conferencing.

Attendees are required to provide their own computers with the latest version of LucidShape installed.

LucidShape 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 WebEx Meetings.

Registration Information

Who Should Attend

Any engineer or designer who wants to learn to use LucidShape to design or analyze automotive lighting 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 one week before the start of the course. 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

Thorsten Schupp is an application engineer at Synopsys specializing in automotive lighting. He has over 20 years of experience in the design of solid-state light sources and lighting systems.

Steffen Ragnow is an application engineer at Synopsys specializing in automotive lighting. He has over 15 years of experience in the design of solar cell and lighting systems.

About LucidShape

LucidShape is a powerful 3D software for computer-aided design, simulation and analysis of illumination optical systems, primarily used for automotive lighting applications. Its strengths are that it is the fastest and easiest software to design today’s faceted segmented reflectors and lenses for lighting applications.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based is an interactive development environment for optical simulation and analysis integrated into the CATIA V5 platform, available for CATIA V5 R24, R25, and R26.

LucidDrive is a standalone night driving simulation tool for evaluation of vehicle headlamp beam patterns under simulated, realistic conditions prior to expensive fabrication and hardware testing.