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Photopia for SOLIDWORKS Tutorial

Design a TIR Collimator Lens

In this tutorial you will design a narrow beam TIR Collimator lens using the Parametric Optical Design Tools (PODT) and the CREE XP-L LED. This tutorial assumes you know how to setup and run a Photopia analysis inside of SOLIDWORKS. If you need to review the basics of Photopia for SOLIDWORKS, then start with the SW Setup Tutorial.


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Skills Covered

Design a reflector (Reflector Design Tools)

Design a lens (Refractor Design Tools)

TIR Collimator design

Analyze the object

Modify the object to obtain the desired beam shape

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