Lambda Research, a designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, has released the latest version of its Solidworks add-in RayViz. This affordable tool enables design engineers working within the Solidworks CAD environment to apply and save optical properties, and trace and visualise rays. The early access version of RayViz is now available to anyone wishing to be an early adopter who has access to Solidworks 2014 or later.
RayViz adds ray-tracing functionality to Solidworks models for stray light issues, verifying geometry and checking for vignetting and crosstalk by visualising rays traced through optical components. Designers accelerate the product development process significantly without sacrificing performance or functionality due to RayViz’s easy-to-learn interface and minimum setup time. With RayViz, a complete optical model can be exported for use in TracePro (for ray-tracing and further optical analysis).