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Lambda Research has launched the new Solidworks add-in, RayViz. This tool enables design engineers working within a CAD environment to apply and save optical properties, and trace rays directly. The early access version of RayViz is now available to anyone wishing to be an early adopter and with access to Solidworks version 11 or later.

With RayViz, a single model is used by both TracePro (for ray-tracing and optical analysis) and by Solidworks (for mechanical design and modifying optical properties) to ensure data integrity. RayViz also adds ray-tracing functionality to the Solidworks model to verify geometry, visualise rays traced from any surface, and check ray paths. Designers significantly accelerate the product development process without sacrificing performance or functionality due to RayViz’s easy-to-learn interface and minimum setup time.