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TracePro 101 – Introduction to TracePro

This four-hour, instructor-led, online training course will provide the attendee with a great starting point for using TracePro and getting useful results right away. This course will be a mixture of lecture and hands-on examples. In the examples we will develop a model from beginning to end, from model creation to final analysis. A digital copy of the course notes will be supplied to all attendees. Attendees wishing to complete the examples during the class must provide their own TracePro license.

Session 1 (2 hours)

February 8th, 2022

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Introduction to TracePro

  • TracePro user interface
  • TracePro menus
  • TracePro help


Modeling in TracePro

  • Importing models from CAD
  • Importing lens design files
  • Making models in TracePro


Applying properties

  • Types of properties in TracePro
  • Applying properties to objects and surfaces


Defining sources

  • Source types: Grid Source, Surface Source Properties, Ray/file sources

Session 2 (2 hours)

February 9th, 2022

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST




  • Raytrace modes: Analysis and Simulation modes
  • Running raytraces


Analyzing results

  • Radiometry and Photometry terms
  • Analysis tools in TracePro including: 
  • Irradiance/Illuminance Maps. Candela Plots, Luminance/Radiance Maps, and others
  • Photorealistic Rendering


TracePro 102 – TracePro: Beyond The Basics

Session 1 (2 hours)

February 15th, 2022

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Making custom properties in TracePro

  • TracePro property editors
  • Utilities in TracePro for making custom properties


User settings in TracePro

  • Raytrace settings
  • User preferences
  • Default and custom settings


Session 2 (2 hours)

February 16th, 2022

10:00-12:00 EDT, 16:00-18:00 CEST



Specialized tools in TracePro

  • Importance Sampling
  • Diffraction 
  • Polarization


Macro programming with Scheme

  • Introduction to the Scheme macro language
  • Macro recorder


Courses are given online in English.  A link to the GoToMeeting meeting room will be sent by email one day prior to course start. A training certificate will confirm your course completion. To register, please fill in and submit this form along with payment.