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Features | Applications | RayViz for SolidWorks

TracePro is a comprehensive, versatile software tool for modeling the propagation of light in imaging and non-imaging opto-mechanical systems. Models are created by importing from a lens design program or a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program or by directly creating the solid geometry in TracePro. Optical properties are assigned to materials and surfaces in the model. Source rays propagate through the model with portions of the flux of each ray allocated for absorption, specular reflection and transmission, fluorescence and scatter. From the model, ray trace, and analyze:

  • Light distributions in illumination and imaging systems
  • Stray light, scattered light and aperture diffraction
  • Throughput, loss, or system transmittance
  • Flux or power absorbed by surfaces and bulk media
  • Light scattering in biological tissue
  • Polarization effects
  • Fluorescence effects
  • Birefringence effects

TracePro features a simple, intuitive interface, and short learning curve that is both powerful and user-friendly for engineers and scientists of all disciplines. TracePro Lighting design software is particularly useful for LED lighting design.

An example of LED lighting design.

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The development of optical systems, sources and components involves adherence to various system performance criteria and constraints including spatial and angular light output distribution, uniformity, intensity, and spectral characteristics. Achieving these criteria quickly with a manufacturable and cost effective design requires modeling software that is powerful, easy-to-use and accurate. TracePro, renowned in the scientific community for the accuracy of its simulations, offers engineers and scientists the confidence that the performance of the finished products will concur with the simulated design without costly prototype iterations.

Graphical User Interface

TracePro sets itself apart from other optical and illumination design software solutions with its uniquely friendly and intuitive graphical user interface. Mechanical engineers and those skilled in 3-D CAD software experience the shortest learning curve with TracePro.


Optical and mechanical assemblies are designed, analyzed and toleranced in commercially available lens design software and 3-D mechanical design software. TracePro is seamlessly interoperable with lens design software such as OSLO®, ZEMAX® and CODE V® and with CAD software such as SolidWorks®, AutoCAD®, Pro/E® and CATIA® via a series of file translators.


TracePro Lighting design brochure (1 MB)

  • A simple, intuitive interface and short learning curve
  • User-friendly for engineers and scientists of all disciplines
  • Compatible with mechanical design software: SolidWorks® , AutoCad® , Pro/E® , CATIA®
  • Compatible with lens design software: OSLO® , ZEMAX® , CODE V®
  • Libraries of commercially available optical components, light sources and detectors

TracePro Purchase

Three editions of TracePro are available to most cost effectively accommodate design needs. Node locked and floating network licenses are available for use on a single computer with a USB hardware key and on a network respectively.

A three month Maintenance and Support Subscription is included with all licenses.

TracePro Expert – Node Locked License Part No. TP010101
TracePro Expert – Floating Network License Part No. TP010102
TracePro Standard – Node Locked License Part No. TP010201
TracePro Standard – Floating Network License Part No. TP010202
TracePro LC – Node Locked License Part No. TP010301
TracePro LC – Floating Network License Part No. TP010302

Evaluate TracePro Expert – fully functional and supported by experienced applications engineers for 30 days.

TracePro Expert – 30 Day Trial License Part No. TP090000

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