Introduction to LucidShape CAA V5 Based

An Online Short Course for Technical Professionals

September Training

September 8-10 and 15-17, 2020 
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

LucidShape CAA V5 Based provides the industry’s only complete workflow solution for automotive lighting design and visualization within the CATIA V5 environment.

This online short course covers the basics of designing, simulating, and analyzing automotive lighting system optics using LucidShape CAA V5 Based, including hands-on workshops.

It assumes familiarity with optics concepts and terminology.

For any questions, please email us at

LucidShape User Group Meeting and Training

What You Will Learn

By the end of this 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 Information

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.

Attendees are required to provide their own laptop with the latest version of LucidShape CAA CATIA V5 Based installed

LucidShape CAA 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 your laptop before the first day of class or to verify that you can access the online class.

Registration Information

Who Should Attend?

Any engineer or designer who wants to learn LucidShape CAA 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 late 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.

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