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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.



2017-3-31 Photopia 2017.2 and Photopia for Solidworks 2017.2 have library additions and bug fixes.

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.


January-March 2017

  • Osram SFH 4053 IR LED
  • White Optics DF30 Micro-structured diffusor
  • White Optics DF60 Micro-structured diffusor
  • White Optics DF90 Micro-structured diffusor
  • Osram SFH-4250 IR LED
  • Citizen PSL440-0404C5-303M2M2-T LED
  • Citizen PSL445-0405C5-303M2M2-T LED
  • Alanod 1510 G2 Anodized Aluminum
  • Alanod 1570 G2 Anodized Aluminum
  • Plaskolite 0.080" Optix Frost Textured Diffuser
  • Plaskolite 0.118" Optix 95 Textured Diffuser
  • Philips Fortimo LED Square Module
  • Mold Tech MT-9005 Linear Etched
  • Momentive Silopren LSR 7080HP Material
  • Momentive Silopren LSR 7180 Material
  • Cree XHP-50 Gen 2 LED
  • Citizen CLU048-1212C4-303M2M2-F1 COB LED
  • Citizen CLU731-1210C4-303M2K1 COB LED
  • Porex PMR10 and PMR15 PTFE Materials
  • Porex PMV10, PMV15, PMV20, and PMV30 PTFE
  • Porex 2mm, 3mm, 5mm, 7mm, and 9mm PTFE
  • Cree XHP-70 Gen 2 LED
  • Samsung LH181A CSP LED

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)

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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.