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Synopsys Delivers the Industry's Only Complete Workflow for Automotive Lighting Design and Visualization in CATIA


Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced the latest release of its LucidShape® CAA V5 Based software product to provide the industry's only complete design and visualization workflow solution for automotive lighting design within the CATIA V5 environment. LucidShape CAA V5 Based v2020.06 introduces two new modules—Design and Visualize—that enable designers to quickly conceptualize and design automotive lighting products and generate stunning, physics-based photorealistic images that accurately depict how headlights, tail lights, and signal lights will look in real life.
LucidShape CAA V5 Based includes ease-of-use improvements, such as CATIA Design Tables for efficient simulations of multiple model configurations, and improved design-for-manufacturing capabilities for automotive light guides. Designers can achieve first-time-right designs and faster time to market with CATIA-integrated optical and mechanical modeling and fully parametric features.
"The Design Table feature in LucidShape CAA V5 Based is a real game changer," said Stuart Falco, optical engineer at Grote Industries. "It enables efficient, in-depth investigations throughout the design process, without the need for tedious model setup or configuration steps. It is a great tool for evaluating multiple design options such as material choices for a component. Design Table also streamlines analysis of manufacturing and assembly tolerances and their impact on photometry. You can enter tolerance perturbations into the Design Table, associate the data with a simulation, and specify the configurations that should be queued for subsequent simulation."
The following features are included in LucidShape CAA V5 Based:
"Automotive exterior lighting systems are key safety, styling, and branding attributes for automobiles," said Stuart David, group director of Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group. "Our new LucidShape CAA Design and Visualization Modules allow CATIA V5 users to design lighting systems that meet technically stringent safety regulations within the styling constraints and branding guidelines of any automotive OEM. These new modules give designers powerful geometry creation tools and accurate, reliable visual analyses, all seamlessly integrated within the CATIA V5 workflow environment for first-time-right designs."
About Synopsys LucidShape Products
Synopsys' LucidShape products provide a complete set of design, simulation and analysis tools for automotive lighting. With dedicated algorithms tailored for automotive applications, LucidShape software facilitates the design of automotive forward, rear, and signal lighting reflectors and lenses. Learn more at
About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at