TracePro Bridge 4.1.8 for SolidWorks


Managing Design Work Flow The design, tolerancing and documentation of optical systems require a high level of collaboration between optical and mechanical engineers. Design teams face increasingly shorter product development cycles and lower R&D budgets. To effectively manage collaborative work flow, Lambda Research Corporation offers tools that not only facilitate optical design, but also facilitate the overall system level development process by integrating the optical model into both the SolidWorks model and the design team’s work flow. TracePro TracePro is a comprehensive, versatile software tool for modeling the propagation of light in opto-mechanical systems. Models are created by importing from a lens design program or a CAD program or by directly creating the solid geometry in TracePro. Source rays propagate through the model with portions of the flux of each ray allocated for absorption, specular reflection and transmission, fluorescence and scattering. From the model, analyze: • Light distributions in illumination and imaging systems • Stray light, scattered light and aperture diffraction • Throughput, loss, or system transmittance • Flux or power absorbed by surfaces and bulk media • Light scattering in biological tissue • Polarization effects • Birefringence effects • Fluorescence effects TracePro Bridge for SolidWorks TracePro Bridge is an add-in to SolidWorks that allows users to apply and save optical properties directly to the SolidWorks model via the TracePro System Tree within SolidWorks. To insure data integrity, a single model is used by both TracePro for ray tracing and optical analysis and by SolidWorks for mechanical design and modifying optical material properties. With the Bridge, users significantly accelerate the iterative design process - all without sacrificing performance or functionality.