Skip navigation

LTI Optics Photopia Logo

photopia for SOLIDWORKS®

IR optical design software

Photopia is the perfect optical design software for your IR illumination projects. Photopia has been used to design light pipes and lenses for IR based proximity sensors, lenses for thermal sensing, reflectors for distributing IR energy and many more applications. Photopia includes a library of sources and materials to make designs easy, as well as Parametric Optical Design Tools to allow you to design and optimize optical surfaces to create a great performing optic fast.

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 SOLIDWORKS®, AutoCAD®, Pro/Engineer CREO®, SolidEdge®, and Inventor®.

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

book online demo

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.

Fill out my online form.

CAD Interface

Full CAD system

Import STL, DXF, DWG

Export 3DM, DXF, DWG

Design with PODT

Parametric arrays


Design Tools

Aim by angle or point

Profile or 3D

Extruded or revolved

Complex Lofted

Easy adjust interface


Over 1000 lamps

Over 900 materials

Full measured data

Spectral data


Custom Angle sets


Candela polar and xy

Illuminance planes


Variable # of rays

Variable # of reactions


Color aware

Lamp array optimized


Full PDF User's Guide

4 Beginner Tutorials

9 Advanced Tutorials

Phone and email support

Support website


    ✔ PIR motion sensor lens design.

    ✔ Active IR proximity sensor lens.

    ✔ IR illumination for process control.

    ✔ Stirling engine concentrator reflector.


    ✔ IR based radiant heat reflector.

    ✔ IR LED lenses for IR therapy.


AutoCAD style CAD system

Lamp Library with over 1000 lamps

Material library with nearly 1000 materials

Customizable Photometric Reports

Single Workstation License

Shared LAN Network License

Photopia Premium

All features of Photopia


Refractive materials

SVG/Vector and high resolution plot exports

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


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.

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.


We sell direct and through a network of international representative.

In order to provide a quote please contact us and we'll either provide one or put you in contact with the correct representative.

Back to top

Copyright 2020 by LTI Optics, LLC, all rights reserved.

SOLIDWORKS® is a registered trademark of Dassault Systémes SOLIDWORKS Corporation.

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.

Privacy Policy | License Agreement