Optis, a software vendor for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physically correct visualization, reported that it will launch its SPEOS solution for lighting designers, SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS, at SOLIDWORKS World 2018. The company’s iteration of SPEOS, directly integrates into the leading CAD platform SOLIDWORKS. SPEOS serves as a light simulation software which integrates the physical laws of optics to allow virtual prototyping of advanced lighting systems.
According to Optis, the SPEOS software technology will be available for demonstration at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, a gathering of manufacturing and engineering professionals, taking place Feb. 4-7, 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In addition to enabling the controlling and understanding the behavior of light for the virtual design of future products, SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS can also test and validate the ergonomics of the future products in virtual reality.
“Providing users of SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS with a virtual reality experience now allows us to address not only lighting manufacturers, but all trades, such as architecture and interior design, that use light to bring their projects to life,” said Nicolas Orand, Product Manager at Optis.
Optis Software SPEOS Can Help Design Sensors and Other Light-Related IoT Components
Optis points out that its SPEOS software for SOLIDWORKS can address an extremely broad range of issues related to light simulation and can even work with other engineering trades to helping design intelligent sensors, or solar panels. The company also notes that the software allows lighting designers to innovate for adaptive and intelligent light, wireless communication as Li-Fi, solar energy, or even smart city applications.
“OPTIS is committed to enabling the lighting industry to create tomorrow’s products today by avoiding the costly and time-consuming process of physical prototyping,” said Jacques Delacour, CEO and founder of Optis. “With SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS, we allow users to create innovations in lighting, such as connected and autonomous luminaires, green lighting or even lighting focused on humans – all compatible with virtual reality. “
In an attempt to let SPEOS users for SOLIDWORKS explore more possibilities, the software is HPC-ready (High-Performance Computing), meaning it can obtain high-quality simulation results in a short time.
“Thanks to the HPC technology, it is possible to create multiple high-quality design and product validation scenarios at a faster rate,” added Orand. “For example, a luminaire may be prototyped both on and off or illuminating in different colors. Above all though, it decreases time-to-market for these products.”
SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS can calculate the glare, and thus gives the designers the ability to control the intensity of lighting as well as the content of the future product. Optis says that with the SPEOS software designers can easily validate performance and meet criteria and regulations without having to create physical prototypes or take physical measurements.
Optis says that SPEOS Lighting for SOLIDWORKS will be demonstrated at Booth 222.