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Littleton, MA, USA – Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the addition of powerful enhancements to its TracePro software. These enhancements build upon the existing 3D optimization capabilities, dramatically improving the ability to represent complex surface features in luminaire and reflector design, and adding an additional RepTile™ feature to automate the representation of literally hundreds of millions of polygonal objects on or in materials.
The TracePro 3D optimizer is recognized for its performance, accuracy, and flexibility. Base surface geometry of the illumination system design can be optimized around user-defined merit functions for spatial, chromatic, or angular luminance distributions. Two new geometry tools allow designers to easily represent complex surfaces integral to the luminaire design process:
TracePro's RepTile capability allows designers to create and define repetitive microstructures on any planar surface “on-the-fly.” In this latest release, the new polygon RepTile feature allows users to create repetitive polygonal surface features, that can be placed on or inside objects to model everything from unusual prismatic films to flecks inside material that create color effects. Users can define the number of sides, height, width, and thickness, and the rotation angles for each feature individually.