TracePro Suite of Optical and Illumination Design Software
A seamlessly integrated suite of optical and opto-mechanical design tools includes: TracePro® , OSLO® , TracePro Bridge and a menu of add-ins enabling streamlined workflow and interoperability among other commercially available optical and mechanical design software tools. Interested? Try our 30-day free trial of TracePro, TracePro Bridge and OSLO. Need more information about TracePro? View the 8 page TracePro brochure in pdf format .
Model. Design. Analyze.
The development of optical systems, sources and components involves adherence to various system performance criteria and constraints including spatial and angular light output distribution, uniformity, intensity, and spectral characteristics. Achieving these criteria quickly with a manufacturable and cost effective design requires modeling software that is powerful, easy-to-use and accurate. TracePro, renowned in the scientific community for the accuracy of its simulations, offers engineers and scientists the confidence that the performance of the finished products will concur with the simulated design without costly prototype iterations.
Graphical User Interface
TracePro sets itself apart from other optical and illumination design software solutions with its uniquely friendly and intuitive graphical user interface. Mechanical engineers and those skilled in 3-D CAD software experience the shortest learning curve with TracePro.
Optical and mechanical assemblies are designed, analyzed and toleranced in commercially available lens design software and 3-D mechanical design software. TracePro is seamlessly interoperable with lens design software such as OSLO® , ZEMAX® and CODE V® and with CAD software such as SolidWorks® , AutoCAD® , and Pro/E® via a series of file translators .
TracePro has two optimizers, a 2D symmetric optimizer and a 3D non-symmetric optimizer. The difference between TracePro's optimizers and other products is that the optimizers are setup with productivity and utility in mind. If you have a simple symmetric system you can quickly sketch in an idea, specify variables with their limits shown onscreen, interactively trace rays to verify the starting design and digitize in a target function. Due to the mouse driven utility of the optimizer creating geometry is a snap and the optimizer catalogs every iteration of the optimization for later analysis. Both optimizers use the Scheme language to allow Boolean logic of multiply created objects to create very complex designs in a manageable manner.The 3D optimizer adds to the capability of the 2D optimizer by including more surface types and allowing the user to take multiple surfaces and create solids. Surface types include biconics, asymmetric surface profile, and both symmetric and asymmetric bsplines. It is also possible to create an asymmetric object and have it follow a user defined path programmed. The 3D optimizer is perfect for creating unusually shaped lightpipes, LED lenses and solar applications.