Light Tec is pleased to announce that Synopsys’ LucidShape® CAA V5 Based software is now available as a Beta version.

LucidShape CAA V5 Based is an interactive tool that allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment. Because of the tool’s complete integration within CATIA V5, designers who are familiar with CATIA can easily leverage LucidShape’s powerful features to produce, with a minimal learning curve, automotive lighting products that meet performance, styling, visual branding and regulatory requirements.

Key Capabilities

projector-lens-bulb-and-reflector_smGeometry Creation and Import – To build your automotive lighting model in LucidShape CAA V5 Based, you can use CATIA-generated geometry or import geometry from LucidShape. You can then choose various sources and sensors, assign, create and edit materials and media using a materials library, and define simulation settings and analysis preferences.

  • Sources: Point, plane, cylinder, and ray file
  • Sensors: Candela, luminance camera, ray file, ray history
  • All LucidShape actor materials are supported and the material definitions are organized in a material library

Supports CATIA V5 workbenches so you can customize your workflows to speed up the modeling process.


Easy Visual Navigation of Complex Models – Model navigation and management is highly efficient with the software’s specification tree structure, which keeps all automotive lighting components organized and accessible from a single location. For example, products have a tree section that shows all LucidShape-specific elements in an entire product assembly.


ray-preview_smRapid Design Verification – The software can rapidly and accurately ray trace part-level models or product-level assemblies using
both tessellated and NURBS simulation methods, for the most comprehensive CATIA-based optical simulations currently available. You can run a simulation on one part while you continue to work on another part in the same project.

The software also supports multi-core processing and GPU ray tracing (for tessellated mode only) to further accelerate simulations.

uvdatafilter_smFull Suite of Analysis Tools – The software delivers a comprehensive spectrum of UV data analysis tools, as well as bird’s eye and driver’s views. A large set of test point standards are included to ensure that your system meets both industry regulations and company specifications. Specific analysis tools include:

  • Test tables (ECE, SAE, JIS, user defined)
  • Special views (bird’s eye view, driver’s view)
  • Variety of UV data operations (scale, shift, rotate, etc.)

You can easily export your model to LucidShape to perform other tasks, including simulation and visualization of lit and unlit appearance.


To Request LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta
Please contact us to request a copy of LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta software.
Thank you in advance for participating in the LucidShape CAA V5 Based Beta. We look forward to receiving your feedback on the release.

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