Automotive Forward, Rear and Exterior Lighting Design Software
The LucidShape product family provides a complete set of design, simulation and analysis tools for the development of automotive forward, rear and exterior lighting. Backed by cutting-edge, proprietary algorithms to calculate optical surfaces optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape empowers designers to develop, verify, visualize and deliver high-quality designs while reducing product development time.
LucidShape version 2017 includes the following new features for automotive lighting design:
- Automotive headlight analysis based on the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) headlight test guidelines. This allows designers to perform these types of analysis: Illuminance-based visibility range testing, glare test for oncoming traffic, and overall headlight results, ranging from good to poor.
- The new MacroFocal Torus Optic tool, which creates pillow optics and cylinder flutes for decorative styling. It is particularly useful for designing signal lights and tail lights, but can also be used to create and adjust any pillowed surface on a grid. The Torus Optic tool works with the proprietary algorithms in LucidShape software to automatically calculate and construct optical surfaces based on user-defined illuminance and intensity patterns.
- Improved organization and usability of the UV Data Properties dialog box. It has been rearranged into four sections to: ranges and presets, data display, overlay, and color tone mapping. In addition, the UV Data Properties dialog box now includes the ability to define presets for display properties and custom isolines.
LucidShape is the most powerful and advanced computer aided lighting (CAL) design software for automotive lighting design tasks. With dedicated algorithms optimized for automotive applications, LucidShape facilitates the design of automotive forward, rear and signal lighting, and reflectors.
LucidShape FunGeo is the ultimate tool to help you quickly and easily create reflector or lens geometry. It leverages proprietary algorithms that automatically calculate and construct optical geometries based on user-defined illuminance and intensity patterns. This unique, functional approach gives you the the freedom to focus on overall design objectives rather than the implementation details of complex optical components.
Accelerate LucidShape illumination simulations with GPUTrace and experience a quantum leap in speed! LucidShape is the first optical simulation software to take advantage of graphics processing unit (GPU) computing to deliver simulation speed increases by orders of magnitude compared to multithreading capabilities.
LucidShape’s Visualize Module delivers high-speed photorealistic images of an automotive lighting system’s lit appearance, which demonstrate luminance effects when light sources in a model are illuminated. Because the Visualize Module depicts all interactions between system geometry and light sources, it provides designers with a physically correct diagnostic tool for evaluating how a lighting system will be perceived by the human eye. This is particularly important for evaluating automotive components such as turn signals and brake lights. The Visualize Module is a fast, reliable engineering tool that enables designers to perform design checks and make improvements early and often in the product development process.