Products, Materials & Tools | Sep 30, 2016

Lambda Research Releases TracePro® Version 7.8

Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the official release date of its flagship TracePro software. The latest release, TracePro v7.8, will be available to download starting, September 30, 2016.

Updated features in TracePro v7.8 include the latest version of the Lighting Toolkit, new Path Sort Filtering, and new settings for all True Color plots. The Lighting Toolkit gives TracePro users a full-featured capability to analyze automotive lighting systems, including headlights/headlamps; tail, warning, and marker lamps; as well as outdoor and indoor luminaires. The Lighting Toolkit provides visualization tools and regulation tables to certify that simulated results meet the requirements of the lighting and automotive standards, and provides pass/fail criteria for ECE, SAE, IESNA, and FMVSS regulations.

The new Path Sort Filtering in TracePro v7.8 enhances the existing Path Sort Table and allows users to apply a Boolean filter to specify the exact ray paths they wish to display and analyze. Users can analyze ray paths by building filters, starting from any source or surface and then building an entire path either surface by surface or object by object ending with a target surface. After filtering, single- or multiple-filtered paths can then be chosen to visually show rays traced through the model for that path and as irradiance or illuminance maps on the target surface. With this new feature, TracePro supports the most advanced method to find problematic areas in any design and is far superior to any commercial product on the market today.

Lastly, all True Color plots in TracePro now have settings for Brightness, Contrast, and Gamma, including Irradiance/Illuminance, 3D Irradiance/Illuminance, and Luminance Maps.

TracePro v7.8 further enhances the most powerful and sophisticated illumination design software available for LED implementation in lamps and luminaires. TracePro streamlines the prototype-to-manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, superior ray tracing performance, advanced utilities, and seamless interoperability with other mechanical design programs.

Current users are encouraged to download the latest release.
New users can sign up for a free 30-day trial of v7.8 which includes a live demonstration with an engineer.

For users interested in improving their optical design skills, TracePro training is being held this October in Germany and in the United States:

•    October 18-21 – Hochshule Jena, Germany
•    October 25-28 – Lambda Research HQ, Littleton, MA

Please visit the software training page for more information.
For more information on what Lambda Research Corporation has to offer, please visit their website or Ask an Optics Expert to have a technical representative assist you directly.

About Lambda Research Corporation:

Lambda Research Corporation, a privately-held company founded in 1992, is an industry leader in light analysis, illumination system design and analysis, and custom software development. Lambda Research Corporation publishes TracePro®, an award-winning opto-mechanical design software used for designing and analyzing illumination and optical systems. TracePro streamlines the prototyping to manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, advanced utilities, and seamless interoperability with other mechanical design programs.
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