LucidShape Product Tech Talks

Online Tech Talks

In place of our annual U.S. User Group Meeting, this year we will offer a series of online tech talks. We have pulled together a great lineup featuring the latest enhancements to the LucidShape CAA V5 Based product, as well as a talk on designing pixel headlamps. Register today for any of all of these talks!

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LucidShape User Group Meeting and Training

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Design Module 2020.06

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., PDT

The new Design Module in LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 introduces powerful and proven functional geometry tools for the creation of a multitude of automotive lighting functions. New freeform optic features offer MacroFocal, Procedural and Poly-Curve-Surface creation techniques to design reflectors and lenses for all types of headlights and signal functions.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based 2020.06 New Features

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., PDT

We will present the latest features in LucidShape CAA V5 Based, including:

  • The ability to use CATIA Design Tables with LucidShape features to perform automatic parameter variations. This is useful for tolerance analysis.
  • The Interactive Raytrace feature to display ray paths inside your model. You can create randomly started rays from a light source or move a ray bundle over your setup.
  • Ray Deviation Correction in the LucidShape CAA V5 Based Design Module. This feature helps you minimize distortions of cover lenses of a headlamp.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based Visualize Module 2020.06

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., PDT

The LucidShape CAA V5 Based Visualize Module is the new CATIA-integrated photorealistic simulation module for LucidShape CAA V5 Based. This presentation provides a technical overview of the Visualize module as well as photorealistic example images.

Light Guide Design Module New Features for the 2020.06 LucidShape CAA V5 Based Release

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., PDT

This presentation provides an overview of new features in the Light Guide Design Module in LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06. We will cover multiple CATIA session support, fillet enhancements, datum path curves, optimization enhancements, noise estimates, and look point calculation from the path curve.

Pixel Light Design

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., PDT

Synopsys offers a complete software solution for the optical design, simulation and visualization of pixel light technology headlamps. This presentation provides an overview of how to design a pixel light headlamp.

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.