Photopia for SOLIDWORKS is fast and accurate optical design software that produces comprehensive performance evaluations for non-imaging optical systems. Photopia allows you to evaluate virtual designs in a fraction of the time and cost of required for physical prototypes.
The Photopia add-in for SOLIDWORKS allows you to design, simulate and analyze complete optical systems directly within SOLIDWORKS. Instead of exporting and importing CAD data between programs, you'll work directly in your assembly to perform a raytrace. Along with your own geometry, you can import lamps from our library with complete 3D mechanical data and complete near and far field photometric data and assign materials to parts from our library of measured material scattering data. This library has over 1500 lamps and materials which have been proven accurate in Photopia over many years. You're sure to find the lamp or material you need. Instead of forcing you to work in a defined coordinate system, you can setup your virtual photometric test in any orientation you wish, as well as add as many illuminance planes as you want to view the output. The software uses the same mult-threaded, 64bit, fully color aware raytracer that has been proven in Photopia. After running a raytrace, you can view your analysis results directly inside of SOLIDWORKS. You'll see your illuminance planes, candela plots, and a full photometric report. All of this without ever leaving SOLIDWORKS will save you significant time and allow you to iterate and arrive at your final optimal design quicker.
Add lamps from our library of measured source data
Assign materials from our library of measured scattering data
Setup Photometric test and raytrace settings
View analysis results, including illuminance planes, candela distributions and photometric reports
Work entirely within SOLIDWORKS
Reduce design time by working directly in SOLIDWORKS
Reduce time to market by working directly in SOLIDWORKS
Increase accuracy of simulations by working directly on your model
Increase optical-mechanical integration by working on your model
Create better products by performing more iterations of your design
LTI Optics has provided optical design software and optical design consulting services for over 30 years. We are experts in illumination optics, including applications ranging from architectural lighting to consumer and medical products, and from UV and IR to daylighting and horticulture.