Optical Design Software for Solidworks and Rhino
Customizable photometric reports
Library of Lamp and Material Data
Expert assistance for your optical design projects
Custom utilties for your lighting needs
Software or custom training
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Real world uses of Photopia
Well, most of the key features.
Reflection, refraction, TIR, medium attenuation, stacked and nested refractive materials, surface scattering, volumetric (particle) scattering, phosphor particle reactions.
Probalistic raytrace engine replicates the measured properties of materials and light sources to predict real output.
Photopia runs as a 64-bit raytrace, allowing you to trace large complex models.
The raytrace engine uses all CPU cores on your computer.
The non-sequential raytrace engine is optimized for all non-imaging optical systems.
Recording planes can be set to compute fluence rate values for flux density computations onto particles rather than surfaces.
Utility for exporting and running a large number of raytraces in sequence, whose results can then be re-imported into Solidwork or Rhino after they are complete.
Raytrace output can be provided in lumens, radiant watts, photon flux or PAR photon flux.
Handles large arrays of LEDs easily.
Full optical source models, including LEDs, laser diodes, low pressure mercury, metal halide, high pressure sodium, low pressure sodium, fluorescent, hot cathode, induction, plasma, halogen, incandescent, sun & sky dome, and a range of theoretical sources.
All source models created since 2014 are radiometric, meaning they include full spectral properties.
Light sources accurately represent the Color Over Angle variation common in many white LEDs.
Simple models of ray-fans, point sources, and Lambertian emitters for simple analyses.
Light sources can include any emission wavelength, from UV through visible and into the far IR.
Measured BSDF data and directional reflectance & transmittance data.
Compute refraction and dispersion through thick lens materials.
Users can create custom light sources and materials.
Generate full BSDF data for any user defined material surface geometry including laser scans of micro-structures.
Photopia runs fully inside of SOLIDWORKS 2017-2023.
Photopia runs fully inside of Rhino 6 or 7.
Photopia's interface is translated into Chinese, Japanese, French, German & Portuguese.
One user can use a license on as many computers as they wish.
Share your licenses among multiple users and multiple offices.
Our tools allow you to specify aiming angles or points based on where you want the light to go, along with weighting factors that control how much light is directed toward each part of the distribution.
Design both reflective and refractive features.
All Photopia design and simulation features can be automated in Rhino using Python script. This allows you to automatically evaluate design variations over a specified range of design parameter values or optimize designs toward a given performance requirement. Multiparameter design optimization can be performed using the Galapagos genetic optimizer included with Rhino's Grasshopper visual programming language.
You can set mechanical parameters, like draft angle and pull direction, peak and valley fillet radii, and minimum thickness.
Whether in SOLIDWORKS or Rhino, your PODT geometry is native and fully compatible with the entire CAD system.
Lenses can be either prismatic with defined prism counts or smooth/thick.
You can also add equation driven convex-convex, plano-convex, concave-concave and plano-concave lenses which allow for more accurate raytraces.
A flexible and customizable reporting system for photometric/radiometric output that includes a wide range of tabular data and plots that can be saved to HTML and SVG file formats for direct publishing to customer websites.
Standard files used to transfer photometric data in the lighting industry are created with each raytrace. You can set custom angle sets for these files.
Intensity distributions can be provided as Type A (automotive), B (floodlight) or C (architectural).
Illuminance/Irradiance viewed as gray scale, true color & false color plots. Data can be collected on both rectangular planes or non-planar non-rectangular surfaces.
Allows irradiance data for wavelengths outside the visible spectrum to be mapped to any range of the visible spectrum so both irradiance magnitude and spectral mixing can be viewed for light sources of any wavelength.
Illuminance data on any surface can be displayed as Delta u’v’ from average plots, showing quantitative color variations in the illuminance patterns.
Export vector graphic files from photopia|reports to be used in your marketing material.
3D rays from the raytrace can be shown in the CAD system. They can also be filtered based on object or material interactions, ray reaction number, etc.
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 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 representatives.
In order to provide a quote please contact us and we'll either provide one or put you in contact with the correct representative.