Synopsys has launched the latest version of its illumination design and analysis software package, LightTools 7.2, which delivers features that will help users analyse simulation results graphically, compute important metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software and improve the efficiency of luminaire and solar designs. These capabilities enable lighting designers to more easily explore design alternatives, study light behavior and improve product quality early in the design process.
The LightTools LumViewer, an interactive charting capability, has been significantly enhanced with a new look and many additional features to customise illumination simulation results to meet personal, company or industry standards. Users can rotate and zoom 3D charts, change fonts and colours, view data on a logarithmic scale and make many other customisations as needed. Users can also save charting customizations in a template to reload for later use, or to set as a default for all LightTools charts.