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LucidShape CAA V5 Based Software from Synopsys Accelerates Automotive Lighting Design Workflows

Unique capabilities in LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2021.06 enable designers to explore design forms and styling options with speed and precision. Read more details about this release.

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Synopsys Delivers Optical Design IP Protection in Latest CODE V Release

CODE V Version 11.5, now available, introduces the CODE V Hidden Lens Module, which makes it easy to collaborate with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers while protecting the valuable intellectual property (IP) behind the lens design. The release also expands CODE V’s built-in intelligence with new lens optimization capabilities, enhanced AI-optimized glass selection, and fast evaluations of freeform surface performance.

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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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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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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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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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Validate Pixel Headlight Designs with LucidDrive

The LucidDrive tool – part of the LucidShape product family — provides the ability to perform virtual night-driving simulations that generate realistic lighting scenes in real time. Designers can quickly and accurately evaluate beam patterns for exterior automotive lighting applications on the road, traffic signs, and surroundings prior to expensive fabrication and testing.

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LightTools Stray Light Analysis Saves Designers Time and Money

LightTools version 9.0, now available, introduces valuable new tools to help optical engineers and stray light analysts pinpoint and correct stray light issues early in the product design process, saving time and money.

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Synopsys Releases New Version of CODE V with Enhanced Freeform System Design Capabilities and Optomechanical Visualization & Import

Enhanced capabilities for visualizing and interfacing with the optomechanical model are now available in CODE V version 11.3. Learn what’s new, view new features videos, and register for our upcoming webinar.

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