Synopsys has announced the latest release of its LucidShape CAA V5 Based software product, which allows designers to perform comprehensive optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. LucidShape CAA V5 Based version 2019.06, now available, makes it faster and easier than ever for designers to conceptualise and explore design solutions for automotive lighting to meet aesthetic and functional requirements.
Expanded surface sensor
The LucidShape surface sensor feature supports accurate analyses of illuminance and irradiance on curved surfaces. This feature enables designers to evaluate performance of highly complex or curved lamp components, such as those used in interior ambient illumination, light guide surfaces, and stylised headlamps and tail lamps. The surface sensor feature has been expanded with more powerful and flexible analysis options that give designers the ability to:
Ray result filtering by surface
A new surface result filter allows designers to filter the rays recorded on a sensor based on their interactions with specified surfaces. For example, designers can record only rays that hit a surface last, rays that hit at least one of the specified surfaces, or rays that hit all the specified surfaces during a simulation. This feature provides an efficient way to identify and troubleshoot parts that interfere with light distribution.
Enhancements to the Light Guide Design Module
The Light Guide Design Module saves designers time with illumination optimisation features that automatically design light guides and their extraction features.
New capabilities in this release include: