Lambda Research Corporation to Demonstrate TracePro 7.7 at Light + Building 2016

Littleton, MA, USA – Lambda Research Corporation, the leading designer and manufacturer of illumination and optical design software, announces its participation in the Light + Building Trade Fair at The Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre from 13-18 March 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany. During the event, the company will be holding a contest to give away a free, three-month lease of TracePro Standard, the company’s flagship product. Entries can be submitted by giving a business card to company representatives in Hall 4.1, Stand K55.

In addition, demonstrations of the latest release of TracePro, version 7.7, will also be available. Design engineers, researchers, and students attending the show are encouraged to bring their latest projects and experience a real-time demo using their designs.

Updated features in TracePro 7.7 are a new Candela Plot Viewer and a Lighting Toolkit designed mainly for automotive designs. The Candela Plot Viewer allows previously-saved angular plots and simulation-mode ray traces to be viewed, 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.

The Lighting Toolkit gives TracePro users a fully featured capability to analyze lighting systems, including analyzing luminaires, headlamps, tail lamps, warning, and marker lamps. 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.
Also included in the TracePro 7.7 release are improvements to the photorealistic rendering capability by enhancing contrast viewing with a gamma slider, display of luminance values, and faster renderings. 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 rays with surfaces. For users who want maximum results and full control of the full ray tracing process, Analysis Mode allows them to track every ray-surface intersection, 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 7.7 offers 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 here.

The Light + Building exhibition hall is open the following days and times:
- Sunday, 13 March through Thursday, 17 March - 9:00 to 18:00
- Friday, 18 March - 9:00 to 17:00

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: