Lambda Research Corporation Announces Release of TracePro® Version 7.7

Littleton, MA, USA – Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces early access of the latest version of its flagship TracePro software.

The latest release, TracePro v7.7, will be available for early access to current users on September 15th. General availability will be announced in the coming weeks.

New features in this release are a new Candela plot viewer and an Automotive lighting toolkit. The new Candela viewer allows users to view previously saved angular plots and simulation mode ray-traces, giving users access to the luminous intensity or flux per solid angle of previous designs. Depending on user selections in the Candela Options dialog box, TracePro considers incident rays, exiting rays, or flux that misses all the model geometry during the ray trace as Candela data. More on Candela Plots and other analysis and reports can be found here. The new Automotive lighting toolkit gives TracePro users a fully featured toolkit to analyze automotive lighting systems specifically headlamps in regards to ECE, SAE and FMVSS standards. The toolkit provides visualization tools and regulation tables to certify that simulated results meet the various automotive standards and provides pass/fail criteria for each regulation.

Also in this release are improvements to the photorealistic rendering capability by enhancing contrast viewing with a gamma slider and display of luminance values. These improvements to photorealistic renderings enable designers to have a more accurate, three-dimensional visualization of the output performance of their luminaire or light pipe design.

Lastly, this latest version makes better use of internal memory on computer workstations by enabling users to choose whether they would like to use Simulation or Analysis Modes for ray tracing. This flexibility enables users to rapidly and accurately simulate results in less time and with minimal use of system resources. TracePro in Analysis mode is, and has always been, the only optical software program to automatically compute and keep track of every intersection of light with a surface. For users who want maximum results and full control of the full ray tracing process, Analysis Mode allows them to track every ray intersection with a surface, visualize rays per user-defined criteria, and plot 3D irradiance/illuminance on every user-selected surface. Simulation mode on the other hand, only remembers ray intersections on those surfaces denoted by the user as important, which uses a great deal less memory and allows users to trace billions of rays if necessary.

TracePro offers the most powerful and sophisticated illumination design software available for LED implementation into 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 here.

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. For more information, please visit the company's web site: