RayViz is a SOLIDWORKS® add-in for visualizing light rays.

Rayviz enables you to apply and save optical properties and trace rays directly in the SOLIDWORKS CAD model. 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. It also adds raytracing functionality in your model by doing a simple ray-trace to verify geometry, visualize rays traced from any surface, and check ray paths. Designers significantly accelerate the product development process without sacrificing performance or functionality due to the easy-to-learn interface and minimal setup time. Click on the play icon on the figure below to see a short RayViz introductory video.

How it works:

  • Start with SOLIDWORKS 2013 or later to create parts and assemblies. Then use it to:
  • Apply TracePro properties
  • Raytrace and visualize rays in SOLIDWORKS to check optical properties, paths and geometry
  • Export the model as an oml file for use in TracePro

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