Designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, Lambda Research Corporation, has released the latest version of its flagship TracePro software.
Version 7.6 includes the capability to create repetitive features on curved surfaces, new diffuser catalogues, a new macro editor and a simplified menu structure that extends the program’s capabilities.
The BrightView, Bayer Makrolon, and Luminit diffuser sheet catalogues are now available as surface property catalogues in the TracePro v7.6 optical properties database. Meanwhile, the Source Editor has been expanded to operate on Grid and File sources, and the incident ray table now includes Optical Path Length information for each ray. The solar utility has also been enhanced to add multiple solar tracking solutions and to calculate turbidity over a period.
TracePro’s revised texture utility creates any type of repetitive geometry feature and textures on curved surfaces. This new feature is suited to modelling curved displays, especially ones using scattering features. The solid geometry created is fully customisable allowing optimisation by the utility to create uniform displays. Users can specify spacing, feature type and cell layout using the utility to texture any curved or planar object.
TracePro streamlines the prototype-to-manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, superior ray-tracing performance, advanced utilities, and interoperability with other mechanical design programs.