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How Synopsys Is Supporting Improved Workflows for Automotive Lighting Designers

As a partner with Dassault Systèmes, Synopsys is continually enhancing its LucidShape CAA V5 Based product to facilitate the development of safer, smarter vehicles within the CATIA V5 environment. CATIA V5 users can rely on LucidShape CAA to reduce automotive lighting design time, efficiently explore creative styling options, and deliver timely, accurate results to manufacturing teams.

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Posted in Automotive, Featured, LucidShape, Product features, Releases


Five Ways to Enhance the Accuracy of Automotive Optical Simulations

When designing automotive optical systems, it’s important to know as precisely as possible the optical characteristics of the materials that will be used inside and outside the vehicle. This will give you accurate data to simulate and evaluate the optical systems and how they interact with the materials. You will be able to create an accurate prototype more quickly and have confidence in the simulation results.

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Posted in Automotive, Optical Scattering Measurements


Designing an Optical System? The Synopsys SmartStart Library Can Help

Are you designing an optical system with more than just a source and detector? If you answered yes, then chances are you could use the data in the Synopsys SmartStart Library.

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Posted in Automotive, LightTools, LucidShape, Product features


Trends in Imaging Design: Using Digital Twins to Optimize Imaging Systems

In the early years of computing, the most common data types were text and numbers. During the last 20 years, we have seen an exponential increase in the use of multimedia data types such as images and videos. In 2017, over 1.2 trillion photos were taken with consumer electronics, and multimedia data accounts for half of the data generated and consumed worldwide. The growth of image data is a direct consequence of the dissemination of imaging systems in multiple domains, from medical systems to smart mobile devices, automotive to manufacturing, and aerospace to defense and security.

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Posted in AR/VR, Automotive, Current Events and Trends


Synopsys Expands LucidDrive Features for Pixel Light Headlamp Simulations

The Synopsys LucidDrive tool – part of the LucidShape product family — allows engineers to test automotive headlight models prior to manufacturing with virtual night-driving simulations. The latest LucidDrive release, version 2021.12, offers enhanced features to dynamically validate and refine pixel light headlamp models.

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Posted in Automotive, LucidShape, Product features, Releases


Announcing New Release of LucidShape for Automotive Lighting Design

We are pleased to announce version 2020.12 of Synopsys’ LucidShape automotive lighting design software. In response to a growing demand for reliable surface quality and medium information, this release of LucidShape includes the SmartStart Material Library Module. The module provides ready-to-use optical properties as well as updates and extensions to material and medium definitions. LucidShape v2020.12 also includes enhancements to freeform lens design, human eye vision analysis, and headlight analysis based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) guidelines.

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Posted in Automotive, LucidShape, Releases


Announcing New Release of LucidShape CAA V5 Based for Automotive Lighting Design and Visualization in CATIA

Version 2020.09 helps designers develop headlights, tail lights, and signal lights faster and more cost effectively with the new LucidShape SmartStart Material Library Module and numerous ease-of-use enhancements.

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Posted in Automotive, LucidShape, Product features, Releases


How Optics Can Help Prevent Distracted Driving

Heads-up displays (HUDs) can help reduce the safety risks caused by distracted driving.

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Posted in Automotive, CODE V, LightTools