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Three editions of TracePro are available to cost-effectively accommodate your design needs. Please contact us for assistance in selecting an edition of TracePro that best meets your specific requirements.  The table below has an overview of the features available in each edition of TracePro.


 Features TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
User-friendly CAD Interface Yes Yes Yes
Interoperability with commercial CAD and Lens Design Software Yes Yes Yes
Material property catalogs of commercially available glass, plastics, metals, GRINs, fluorophores and biological tissue Yes Yes Yes
Surface property catalogs of commercially available thin film coatings, anodizing, paints Yes Yes Yes
Library of commercially available lenses and filters Yes Yes Yes
Notes Editor Yes Yes Yes
Macro Language (Scheme) Yes Yes
Macro Recorder Yes Yes
Scheme Editor Yes Yes
Iterative Analysis and Optimization with Macro Language Yes Yes
Source Property Generator
Yes Yes
BSDF Converter
IES/LDT Import and Analysis
Yes Yes
Texture Optimizer Yes
Solar Emulator
2D and 3D Interactive Optimizer
2D and 3D Geometry Modelers
Yes Yes Yes
Fluorescence Property Generator Yes
 Solid Modeling TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
CAD File Import/Export
SAT (ACIS) Read/Write Yes Yes Yes
RayViz for SOLIDWORKS Optional Optional Optional
STEP Read/Write Optional Optional Optional
IGES Read/Write Optional Optional Optional
Lens Design File Import
CODE V, OSLO, ZEMAX Read Yes Yes Yes
CAD Features
Solid Modeling Yes Yes Yes
Number of Objects Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Boolean Operations Yes Yes Yes
Healing Imported Files Yes Yes Yes
3D Interactive View Yes Yes Yes
Rendered Objects Yes Yes Yes
Transparent Objects Yes Yes Yes
Measurement Capabilities Yes Yes Yes
Photorealistic Rendering Yes Yes Yes
 Properties TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Surface Property Modeling Yes Yes Yes
Bulk Absorption Yes Yes Yes
Diffraction Yes Yes
Bulk Scatter Yes Yes
GRIN Yes Yes
Thin Film Stacks Yes Yes
Polarization Yes Yes
Diffraction Gratings Yes Yes
Temperature Dependent Properties Yes Yes
Direction-Sensitive Surfaces Yes Yes
Scatter Models – Symmetric Yes Yes Yes
Scatter Models – Asymmetric Yes Yes
Anisotropic Surface Properties Yes Yes
Tabular Scatter Models – Symmetric Yes Yes
Tabular Scatter Models – Asymmetric Yes Yes
BSDF Property Yes Yes
Repetitive Tile (RepTile™) Surfaces Yes
3-D Textures for RepTile Yes
Temperature Distributions Yes
Birefringence Yes
Wire Grid Polarizers Yes
Fluorescence Yes
 Sources TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Ray Grids Yes Yes Yes
Surface Sources Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Primitive Solids Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
User defined shapes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Blackbody/Graybody Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Irradiance Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Asymmetric Sources Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Source Files Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Radiant Imaging Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
General file Input Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Bit Map Source Module Yes Yes Yes
 Raytrace TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Ray Splitting Yes Yes Yes
Simulation Mode Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Exit Surfaces (Simulation Mode) Yes Yes Yes
Refraction Capabilities Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Wavelengths Yes Yes Yes
Importance Sampling Yes Yes
Stratified Importance Sampling Yes Yes
Reverse Raytrace Yes Yes
Voxelization in Object Space – enhance speed vs. memory consumption Yes Yes
Gradient Index Substep Tolerance – enhance speed vs. accuracy Yes Yes
 Analysis TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Irradiance Maps Yes Yes Yes
Candela Plots (Intensity) Yes Yes Yes
Flux Reports Yes Yes Yes
3D Irradiance Maps Yes Yes Yes
File Output Yes Yes Yes
Ray Sorting Yes Yes Yes
Irradiance/Illuminance Viewer Yes Yes Yes
Display Selected Rays (Ensquared Flux) Yes Yes Yes
CIE (xy), CIE (u’ν’), RGB Yes Yes Yes
Luminance / Radiance Yes Yes Yes
Polarization Maps Yes Yes
Volume Flux Yes Yes
 TracePro Applications TracePro LC TracePro Standard TracePro Expert
Arc Lamps Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Lightpipes Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Ghost Analysis Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Narcissus Analysis Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
LED Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Laser Diode Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
IR Imaging Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
IR Detection Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Lithography Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Medical Applications Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Conventional Optics Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Fiber Optic Design Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Unusual Optics and Lenslet Arrays Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Beam Splitter and Prism Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Illumination and Display Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Projection Systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Life Sciences Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
LCD Projection  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Stray Light Analysis  Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited