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Photopia - Optical Design Software
Photopia for SOLIDWORKS
optical design consulting
lamp and material modeling

LTI Optics has provided optical design software and optical design consulting services for over 30 years. Our software, Photopia, is respected for the accurate and extensive lamp and material library and being very easy to use, helping anyone design class leading optics quickly and accurately.



2016-12-20 Photopia 2017.1 and Photopia for Solidworks 2017.1 have library additions and bug fixes.

2016-10-12 Photopia 2017 and Photopia for Solidworks 2017 have many new features.

2016-6-29 Photopia 2015.2 and Photopia for Solidworks 2016.1 have several bug fixes.

2016-5-10 Photopia 2015.2 and Photopia for Solidworks 2016.1 contains the PODT within SOLIDWORKS, support for anisotropic transmissive materials, and bug fixes.

2015-11-4 Photopia 2015.1 and Photopia for Solidworks 2016.0 contains a significant speed improvement for Solidworks, as well as many bug fixes for both versions.

2015-8-26 Photopia 2015 introduces full support for spectral materials, including color filters, phosphors and dispersion, as well as energy unit options suited for UV, IR and horticulture lighting.

2015-4-14 Photopia for SOLIDWORKS run raytraces directly in SOLIDWORKS, saving time and getting your job done faster. Improved speed and stability in the third release.

2015-4-14 Photopia 2014 with a multithreaded raytrace engine, color support and lamp array optimization.


November-December 2016

  • Bright View G-GH85-PE07-S-M01 Glare Reduction
  • Citizen CLU038-1208C4-403M2K1 COB LED
  • CREE XPCBLU-L1 High Power LED
  • CREE XP-L2 High Power LED
  • Lextar PC505004 Mid Power LED
  • Osram GW PSLRS1.PC-LRLT-5L7N-1 Mid Power LED
  • Osram SFH 4053 IR LED
  • Osram SFH 4714A IR LED
  • Rotuba 15% Frost Acrylic Material
  • Rotube 25% Frost Acrylic Material
  • Samsung LM561B Plus Mid Power LED
  • Seoul Semiconductor SZ8-Y22-WN-C7 CSP LED
  • SLP 3mm Acrylic Nanoprism Diffuser
  • Universal M14C840D108N2L10C Linear LED Module
  • Vishay VSMB2020X01 IR LED
  • Theoretical 0.1mm diameter laser
  • LED Lens to be used with off the shelf IES files (19x95mm, 20, 50 and 75mm diameters)

July-October 2016

  • ALP MicroMid MMDFC080 Frost Prismatic Sheet
  • ALP Flex G 2.0 0.01 Impact Modified Acrylic Overlay
  • ALP MicroMid MMDFC080 Clear Prismatic Sheet
  • Bright View A-AB08-PE07-S-M angle bending diffuser
  • Bright View B-LM5E-HE20-PE07-B  linear batwing diffuser
  • Bright View B-LM5E-HE30-PE07-B  linear batwing diffuser
  • Bright View E-3060-PE07-S-D01 elliptical asymmetric diffuser
  • Bright View E-6010-PE07-S-D01 elliptical asymmetric diffuser
  • Bright View E-0160-PE07-S-M elliptical asymmetric diffuser
  • Illumisoft HD154 High Diffusion Film 
  • Illumisoft MDA12 Diffusion Film with Glare Control
  • Jungbecker CDP Conical De-Glaring Prism
  • Jungbecker LP90 linear prism 90°
  • Jungbecker DDP Delta De-Glaring Prism
  • Jungbecker CDP Conical 15° De-Glaring Prism
  • Jungbecker ADP Asymmetrical De-Glaring Prism
  • Osram PL-CUBE-DC-1100-835-G3 LED Module
  • Osram PL-CUBE-DC-2000-835-G3 LED Module
  • Osram PL-CUBE-DC-3000-835-G3 LED Module
  • Osram PLPG3-Lin-1100-835-280x19 LED Array
  • Osram PLPG3-Lin-2200-835-560x18 LED Array
  • Osram PLPG3-Bar-1100-835-289x38 PrevaLED
  • Osram PLPG3-Bar-1100-835-289x18 PrevaLED
  • Osram PL TB450B Laser Diode
  • Samsung LH309A LED
  • Universal M10CC850D100NSQ LED
  • Universal M450C840D24N21L LED
  • Universal M900C840D48N21L LED

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LTI Optics provides Photopia, the industries leading optical design software and optical analysis software for designing and analyzing illumination optical systems. Photopia optical design software works alone or is an add-in to SOLIDWORKS, allowing full opto-mechanical integration.