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photopia for SOLIDWORKS®

automotive optical design software



Photopia is the perfect optical design software for your automotive optical design projects. Photopia has a range of white and RGB LEDs that are used for automotive lighting, and has output oriented towards your automotive lighting applications.

Photopia also provides a set of Parametric Optical Design Tools to help you create and optimize optical surfaces that direct light into an appropriate pattern for your application. Once your design is complete, you can view iso-candela and iso-lux charts of your forward and tail lighting patterns in addition to other standard output.

Photopia includes a built-in CAD system or is available as an add-in for SOLIDWORKS®. Our standalone CAD system interfaces with packages such as CATIA®, SOLIDWORKS®, AutoCAD®, Pro/Engineer CREO®, SolidEdge®, and Inventor®.

Book a live online demo of Photopia with one of our expert optical engineers:

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In 60 minutes we'll walk through a sample project, discuss your needs, and explain the important features of Photopia for your type of work.

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Automotive forward lighting optical design in Solidworks with matrix headlight showing shadow

Vehicle Forward Lighting

Photopia's direct integration into SOLIDWORKS makes it simple to design any type of forward lighting system, including traditional reflector and lens, HID, LED or Laser projection, and adaptive systems.

Automotive forward lighting optical design in Solidworks with matrix headlight showing LEDs and projection lens


automotive forward lighting headlight iso-candela and iso-lux chart from Photopia | Reports

Type A IES Output

As you design your forward lighting, you'll be getting output in the industry standard Type A format and will be able to see forward intensity and forward lux diagrams at any test distances you wish.

Photopia will export a Type A IES file in the proper orientation for your design so you can share your results with colleagues or marketing. You can save all reports and plots as PDFs as well.

Iso-Candela Charts

Iso-Lux Charts

Type A IES Files

Renderings of Light Distribution


Other Exterior Automotive Lighting

Photopia is well suited to designing and analyzing many types of exterior automotive lighting beyond traditional forward lights.

Tail Lights

High Mounted Stop Lights

License Plate Lights

Turn Signal Lights

Daytime Running Lights


Interior Automotive Lighting

Photopia was originally developed for the architectural lighting industry, so Photopia is the perfect optical design software for your interior aircraft lighting.

Parametric Optical Design Tools inside of Photopia and Photopia for SOLIDWORKS help you create and optimize optical geometry, with features for creating extruded reflectors and lenses, commonly used for cabin lighting and revolved lenses and reflectors, which are commonly used for passenger reading lights.

Photopia also contains features to design light guides and light pipes which are used to create backlight signs and cockpit displays.

Use 3D Surface Recorders to see what the interior of the aircraft will look like, including brightness and color uniformity across the ceiling and side walls of the cabin. Photopia's full color lamp models will predict effects like blue/yellow color separation from white LEDs and RGBW color blending.

Cabin Lighting

Passenger Reading Lights

Dome Map Lights

Entry/Exit Ambient Lighting

Instrument Cluster backlighting

More details about all of the features of Photopia are on our general Photopia page.

Demo

The first step to evaluating if Photopia is a good fit for your company is to schedule an online demonstration where one of our expert optical engineers will discuss your projects and give you a walkthrough of the software. After the online demo, we're happy to provide a 1 week trial license so that you can use the software on your own projects or show it to others in your office.

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Trial Version

After the online demo, we're happy to provide a 2 week trial license so that you can use the software on your own projects or show it to others in your office.

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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.

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