OPTIS integrates its SPEOS software into Pro/ENGINEER

OPTIS has announced that the functionality of its SPEOS optical-simulation package has been integrated into PTC's Pro/ENGINEER software solution, a family of three-dimensional product-design solutions. The integration of SPEOS package can improve speed of design and rendering of optical and optoelectronic devices such as vehicle lights, displays, and cameras.

May 8th, 2009

OPTIS has announced that the functionality of its SPEOS optical-simulation package has been integrated into PTC's Pro/ENGINEER software solution, a family of three-dimensional product-design solutions. The integration of SPEOS package can improve speed of design and rendering of optical and optoelectronic devices such as vehicle lights, displays, and cameras. SPEOS has long been available as a stand-alone OPTIS software product. Its redevelopment as a module compatible with Pro/ENGINEER -- with significantly improved performance -- means that engineering designers can now model complex integrated mechanical and optical engineering tasks seamlessly with Pro/ENGINEER.
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Posted by C. Settino, www.laserfocusworld.com


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OPTIS, the leading software developer for the scientific simulation of light, has announced that the functionality of its SPEOS optical simulation package has been integrated into PTC's Pro/ENGINEER® software solution.

Pro/ENGINEER is a leading family of three-dimensional product design solutions based on a parametric, feature-based solid modeler that enables changes made during the design process to be associatively updated throughout the design. The integration of OPTIS's SPEOS package can improve speed of design and rendering of optical and optoelectronic devices such as vehicle lights, displays and cameras.

SPEOS has long been available as a stand-alone OPTIS software product. But its redevelopment as a module compatible with Pro/ENGINEER - with significantly improved performance - means that engineering designers can now model complex integrated mechanical and optical engineering tasks seamlessly with Pro/ENGINEER.

OPTIS is confident that the SPEOS integration into Pro/ENGINEER will appeal to the substantial Pro/ENGINEER and OPTIS software user communities worldwide, especially in Asia, and in North America, where OPTIS has opened a new sales and support subsidiary in Detroit, Michigan.

"Following this latest integration, we will be offering our light simulation software to the large global marketplace of designers that use Pro/ENGINEER," said Jacques Delacour, President & CEO, OPTIS. "The combination of SPEOS and Pro/ENGINEER is ideally suited to the design and simulation of many opto-mechanical systems, such as used in electronics, transportation and lighting, so we are expecting significant sales."

PTC Product Management Senior Vice President Michael Campbell commented "With OPTIS' integration of its SPEOS software into Pro/ENGINEER, users can now simulate, visualize and optimize the performance of light, colors, materials and ambient light conditions in their products. We are excited about the benefits this integration can bring to Pro/ENGINEER users worldwide."

Before this development, modeling optical performance of devices in conventional CAD packages was either impossible or extremely time-consuming. However, with the introduction of SPEOS for Pro/ENGINEER designers will discover improved design functionality and save valuable time in challenging applications such as the modeling of backlit displays and the latest designs of automotive lights.

Jacques Delacour added, "Starting in 2002, we decided to integrate optical simulation into various CAD/CAM packages. I am convinced that optical simulation cannot be completely separate from the mechanical design world because optics impacts on so many parts of the overall design process. As soon as one thinks about light in applications, such as thermo- or mechanical analysis, every simulation must be inside the CAD/CAM package, when one considers the interactions of photons with a mechanical geometry."

PTC's Pro/ENGINEER software is already well deployed in many design applications, notably in the electronics, display and healthcare sectors.
OPTIS's packages are often used in different marketplaces from other software solutions. Integrating SPEOS with Pro/ENGINEER will enable OPTIS to expand its market potential by an estimated 2,000 seats, according to Delacour.

Jacques Delacour also noted, "The target markets for the manufacturers using the SPEOS integrated packages would include LED systems for all industrial sectors, display design and simulation for GPS systems and head up displays (HUDs), or basically any OEM systems that propagate light through a system." Another positive result of the integration of SPEOS with Pro/ENGINEER is that OPTIS has advanced to the "Gold Level" software partnership in the PTC PartnerAdvantage Program, signifying the high level of integration and cooperation between the two companies.

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