Three editions of TracePro are available to most cost effectively accommodate design needs. Please contact an applications engineer for assistance in selecting an edition of TracePro that best meets your specific requirements.

TracePro Editions


  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
User-friendly CAD Interface Yes Yes Yes
Interoperability with commercial CAD and Lens Design Software Yes Yes Yes
Material property catalogs of commercially available glass, plastics, metals, GRINs, fluorophores and biological tissue Yes Yes Yes
Surface property catalogs of commercially available thin film coatings, anodizing, paints Yes Yes Yes
Library of commercially available lenses and filters Yes Yes Yes
Notes Editor Yes Yes Yes
Macro Language (Scheme)   Yes Yes
Macro Recorder   Yes Yes
Scheme Editor   Yes Yes
Iterative Analysis and Optimization with Macro Language   Yes Yes
Optimization   Utility Utility
Source Property Generator
Utility Utility
BSDF Converter 
IES/LDT Import and Analysis
Utility Utility
Texture Optimizer      Utility
Solar Emulator
2D and 3D Interactive Optimizer 
2D and 3D Geometry Modelers 
 Utility   Utility   Utility 
Fluorescence Property Generator     Utility

Solid Modeling

  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
CAD File Import/Export
SAT (ACIS) Read/Write Yes Yes Yes
TracePro Bridge for SolidWorks Optional  Optional  Optional 
STEP Read/Write Optional  Optional  Optional 
IGES Read/Write Optional  Optional  Optional 
Inventor Read Optional  Optional  Optional 
Pro/E Read Optional  Optional  Optional 
Lens Design File Import
CODE V, OSLO, ZEMAX Read Yes Yes Yes
CAD Features      
Solid Modeling Yes Yes Yes
Number of Objects Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Boolean Operations Yes Yes Yes
Healing Imported Files Yes Yes Yes
3D Interactive View Yes Yes Yes
Rendered Objects Yes Yes Yes
Transparent Objects Yes Yes Yes
Measurement Capabilities Yes Yes Yes


  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Surface Property Modeling Yes Yes Yes
Bulk Absorption Yes Yes Yes
Diffraction   Yes Yes
Bulk Scatter   Yes Yes
GRIN   Yes Yes
Thin Film Stacks   Yes Yes
Polarization   Yes Yes
Diffraction Gratings   Yes Yes
Temperature Dependent Properties   Yes Yes
Direction-Sensitive Surfaces   Yes Yes
Scatter Models Symmetric Symmetric & Asymmetric Symmetric & Asymmetric
Anisotropic Surface Properties   Yes Yes
Tabular Scatter Models - Symmetric    Yes Yes
Tabular Scatter Models - Asymmetric    Yes Yes
Repetitive Tile (RepTile™) Surfaces     Yes
3-D Textures for RepTile     Yes
Temperature Distributions     Yes
Birefringence     Yes
Wire Grid Polarizers     Yes
Fluorescence     Yes


  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Ray Grids Yes Yes Yes
Surface Sources Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Primitive Solids Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
User defined shapes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Blackbody/Graybody Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Irradiance Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Asymmetric Sources Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Source Files Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Radiant Imaging Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
General file Input Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bit Map Source Module Utility  Utility  Utility 


  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Ray Splitting Yes Yes Yes
Exact Raytracing Yes Yes Yes
Accelerated Raytracing Yes Yes Yes
Facetted Raytracing Yes Yes Yes
Simulation Mode Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Exit Surfaces (Simulation Mode) Yes Yes Yes
Refraction Capabilities Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Wavelengths Yes Yes Yes
Importance Sampling   Yes Yes
Stratified Importance Sampling   Yes Yes
Reverse Raytrace   Yes Yes
Voxelization in Object Space - enhance speed vs. memory consumption   Yes Yes
Gradient Index Substep Tolerance - enhance speed vs. accuracy   Yes Yes


  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Irradiance Maps Yes Yes Yes
Candela Plots (Intensity) Yes Yes Yes
Flux Reports Yes Yes Yes
3D Irradiance Maps Yes Yes Yes
File Output Yes Yes Yes
Ray Sorting Yes Yes Yes
Irradiance/Illuminance Viewer Yes Yes Yes
Display Selected Rays (Ensquared Flux) Yes Yes Yes
CIE (xy), CIE (u'ν'), RGB Yes Yes Yes
Luminance / Radiance Yes Yes Yes
Polarization Maps   Yes Yes
Volume Flux   Yes Yes


TracePro Editions

  TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Arc Lamps Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Lightpipes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Ghost Analysis Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Narcissus Analysis Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
LED Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Laser Diode Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
IR Imaging Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
IR Detection Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Lithography Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Medical Applications Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Conventional Optics Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Fiber Optic Design Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Unusual Optics and Lenslet Arrays Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Beam Splitter and Prism Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Illumination and Display Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Projection Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Life Sciences Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
LCD Projection  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Stray Light Analysis  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited