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Be More Productive with This Convenient LightTools Feature

Happy 26th Anniversary to LightTools! We are celebrating 26 years of this 3D optical engineering and design software product, which supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. We’re highlighting a feature that’s beneficial for novice and advanced users alike: the LightTools Example Model Library.

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Build Your Skills Online – Learn Something New in One Hour While Watching CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape Tech Talks

There’s no doubt that this has been an unusual and challenging year. Trade shows, conferences, and events were postponed or converted to an online format, we learned to use new video conferencing platforms, and telecommuting became the norm for every day. What has not changed is that we have continued to be there for our customers and provide ready access to resources and training. Learn about our upcoming tech talks and available resources.

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Posted in CODE V, LightTools, LucidShape, Photonic Solutions, Product features


Announcing New Release of LightTools for Illumination Optics Design

Read about the latest version of LightTools, which brings faster optomechanical modeling with SOLIDWORKS, enhanced LiDAR design features, and increased ray tracing speed with distributed simulation support.

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Posted in LightTools, Product features, 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


OptoCompiler Accelerates Photonic IC Product Development

In September 2020, Synopsys launched the OptoCompiler platform for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. OptoCompiler is the industry’s first unified electronic and photonic design platform that combines mature and dedicated photonic technology with Synopsys’ industry-proven electronic design tools to enable engineers to produce and verify complex PIC designs quickly and accurately. Learn more about OptoCompiler, its features, and how it is transforming PIC design.

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Posted in Photonic Solutions, Product features, Releases, Uncategorized


LucidShape CAA V5 Based Recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the Laser Focus World Innovators Award Program

LucidShape CAA V5 Based software for automotive lighting design for CATIA has been recognized as a Gold-Level Honoree in the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards. This awards program recognizes the many innovative technologies, products, and systems in the photonics market. 

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Posted in LucidShape, Product features, Releases


How to Accelerate Biomedical Optics Design for Light-Based Technologies

Learn how LightTools can be used with Synopsys Simpleware software to provide simulation data to develop a new generation of light-based technologies, including advanced biomedical diagnostics and treatments.

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Posted in Engineering Services, LightTools, Product features


CODE V Global Synthesis – A Powerful Tool in Expert Optical Design Workflows

Learn how an Edmund Optics senior optical engineer used CODE V’s Global Synthesis optimization, feasibility analysis, tolerancing, and yield analyses to create a high-resolution lens that is ideal for machine vision and factory automation applications.

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Posted in CODE V, Product features


Reflections on the 45th Anniversary of CODE V as a Commercial Software Product

Happy 45th anniversary to CODE V! Read reflections from CODE V Product Manager, Dave Hasenauer, and learn the history of this powerful optical design software.

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Posted in CODE V, Product features


Design First-Time-Right Automotive Lighting Systems with LucidShape in CATIA

LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 includes powerful design features and stunning photorealistic rendering capabilities for headlight, tail light, and signal light innovations

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Posted in LucidShape, Product features