Introduction to LucidShape Training

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals

Europe & North America

August 14–18, 2023
2:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. CEST
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST
Online Via Zoom
Cost: €1500/$1500

This 5-day online course covers the basics of designing, simulating and, analyzing automotive lighting system optics using LucidShape.

It assumes familiarity 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 Four sessions held from Tuesday to Friday with breaks at appropriate times and uses Zoom meetings web conferencing.

The times of the Basic Training are set up so that European and North American customers can participate. 

the course starts at 9:00 a.m. (CET)

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 Zoom 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 $1500/€1500 depending on the attendee’s location. 

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/€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.

Zachar Krumer, Ph.D. is an application engineer, who provides technical support for LightTools, LucidShape and LucidShape CAA. He collected 10 years of optical design experience in solar energy and the automotive field.

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.