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OptiCAD® and EquationCADtm Capabilities

The Best Value in Illumination Software

OptiCAD®

  • 3-D solid models of optical components.
  • Established in 1987.
  • 1,000+ copies world-wide.
  • One integrated version, no costly add-ons
  • 100% non-sequential ray traces, no ports, no special modes of operation, no limited list of objects.
  • Price includes 1 year of support/upgrades.
  • Both source and observer (reverse) ray tracing.
  • C.I.E. chromaticity & tristimulus values from selected point on Radiometer,  shown on chromaticity diagram.
  • Surface properties grouping for easier data entry.
  • File based wavelength, index of refraction, absorptance, scattering, fluorescence (up to 100 wavelengths).
  • Object grouping for easier subassembly translation and rotation.
  • Polarization ray tracing of thin film stacks (angle dependent dielectric coatings) and uncoated (fresnel reflection) surfaces.
  • Independent reflection and transmission: analyzers, waveplates, and Jones matrices.
  •  Initial polarization may be specified globally, or independently for each source in source local coordinates.
  • Surface and volume scattering can  launch multiple rays, scattered rays can induce multiray fluorescence.
  • Surface and volume fluorescence can  launch multiple rays, fluorescent rays can undergo multiray scattering.
  • Multispectral tabular user specified index of refraction and volumetric absorptance.
  • Multispectral tabular user specified volumetric scattering/anisotropy.
  • Partial Polarization ray tracing: User specifies initial fraction polarized.  Uncoated and coated surfaces, and Jones matrices polarizes light. User specified angle and wavelength dependent equation depolarizes light.
  • Birefringent materials: simultaneous raytracing of ordinary and extraordinary rays, with anisotropic absorptance, allows multiple birefringent components.
  • Multispectral tabular user specified extra-ordinary index of refraction and extra-ordinary volumetric absorptance.
  • Optically active media modeling (LCD twist)
  • Bitmap based active media models LCD pixels.
  • Both native and CAD objects.
  • Two and three surface lenses, aspherics (odd and even terms), aspheric torroids, cylinders, fresnel lenses, spheres, paraboloids, hyberboloids, compound parabolic concentrators (C.P.C.s), EquationCAD generated surfaces, and glued solids.
  • Paraxial spherical and cylindrical lenses.
  • Integrated Bi-directional CAD import/export.
  • CAD import of both surfaces and solids as NURBS Breps.
  • Read/Write: IGES, STEP, 3DM  (OpenNURBS 5.0 - Rhino).
  • Efficient Voxel based NURBS raytracing.
  • CAD export of objects with full functionality for later reimport.
  • CAD object healing.
  • Polygonally faceted objects.
  • STL import as Polygonally faceted object or  NURBS object.
  • Smooth non-tessellated surfaces.
  • Perturbed ray direction and perturbed local surface normal surface scattering models.
  • Surface scattering based on equations & measured BRDF/BTDF tabular data.
  • Importance sampling scattering.
  • Improved graphics: real-time rotations of perspective view and objects  using arrow keys, more accurate drawing of aspherics.

 

  • 32 bit and 64 bit versions.
  • Windows: 7, 7-64bit, 8, 8-64bit.
  • 100% global coordinates.
  • Includes EquationCAD, an equation based CAD surface creator.
  • Multiple sources with Independent spectra (up to 100 wavelengths).
  • Black body source spectra (up to 100 wavelengths).
  • Ray display filtering, displays rays that only pass through selected objects (object list options: Any, All, or in an Exact order).
  • Re-bin radiometer without retracing.
  • Select which objects directly contribute to radiometer.
  • Repetitive tiled surface treatments: cones, spheres, brightness enhanced film (BEF), 3M Vikuiti™, hyperbolic BEF, elliptical dots, elliptical holes, elliptical bumps,  full spheres, arrays of cylindrical lenses.
  • Rectangular or hexangular arrays of treatments. Single or double sided treatments.
  • Randomized decentering of tiled surface treatments: dots, holes, bumps.
  • Randomized size parameters of tiled surface treatments: dots, holes, bumps
  • User defined equation (based on x-y surface position) of tiled surface treatments: dots, holes, bumps.
  • Diffraction gratings.
  • Zemax® import translator.
  • Sobol and Monte Carlo ray generation.
  • Multiple light sources may be placed anywhere .
  • Total internal reflection, Fresnel reflection performed automatically.
  • Glass catalogs with bulk absorptance.
  • Gradient index material (10 GRIN models + user defined).
  • User defined surface properties.
  • Imported CAD objects can be lightsources.
  • User defined (dll)  lightsources.
  • 20 predefined (dll) lightsource models.
  • Radiant Imaging data lightsources.
  • Opsira data lightsources.
  • 3-D generalized  lightsources, based on bitmaps, equations,  & tables.
  • Irradiance, intensity, radiance, polynet radiometry displays, multispectral power display.
  • Energy distributions .
  • Radiometric/photometric units .
  • Volumetric absorptance, luminance, &  scattering.
  • Light/tissue interactions.
  • Real-time 3D OpenGL graphics.
  • Tabular wavelength dependent reflectance & absorptance.
  • Spatial & angular, surface reflectance/absorptance/luminance, based on bitmaps/equations/tables.
  • Wavelength dependent reflectance/absorptance based on user defined equation.
  • Multiple independent ray paths, automatic ray branching.
  • 100 supplied macros.
  • Over 10,000 catalog lenses from 22 manufacturers.
  • On-line tutorial.
  • On-line demo tour.
  • Free on-line training course.
  • Up to 10,000 objects.
  • Price includes all listed features - no costly add-ons.

EquationCADtm
(a complementary product included with OptiCAD)

  • Translates a surface equation or surface data into a CAD surface
  • Predefined surface types:

  • Radial: flat, cone,  cylinder, paraboloid, compound parabolic concentrator (cpc), involute, sphere, hemi-sphere, conic, polynomial ultra-conic (19 coefficients)

  • Extruded: flat, cone,  cylinder, paraboloid, compound parabolic concentrator (cpc), involute, sphere, hemi-sphere, conic, polynomial ultra-conic (19 coefficients)

  • User entered equations:
  • Radial Standard Form: z = f(r)

  • Radial Parametric Form: r = g(theta) and  z = h(theta)

  • Extruded Standard Form: z = f(x) or z = f(y)

  • Extruded Parametric Form:  z = h(theta), x = g(theta) or y = g(theta)

  • Generalized forms:
  • Fourth order equation:  z(x,y,z) = 0 containing 35 coefficients in an external data file

  • User entered equation: z = f(x,y)

  • Surface fit to an x-y array of z data in an external data file

  • Complementary Tool to Programs that import CAD Surfaces:
  • NURBS CAD Surface:
  • Non-UniformRational B-Spline

  • Trimmed as a Brep face having either elliptical or rectangular extents

  • Open GL display with real-time rotations using the arrow keys
  • IGES, STEP and 3DM (OpenNURBS - Rhino) output.
  • X, Y, Z surface scaling
  • User Controls:
  • Predefined and equation based controls: number of sample points in x and y, and order of fit in x and y

  • Data based fit controls: order of fit in x and y, and number of control points in x and y

  • Exported CAD units

  • Menu Driven
  • Easy to use
  • Windows Application: XP, 7.