Compare TracePro Editions

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.

 

 FeaturesTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
User-friendly CAD InterfaceYesYesYes
Interoperability with commercial CAD and Lens Design SoftwareYesYesYes
Material property catalogs of commercially available glass, plastics, metals, GRINs, fluorophores and biological tissueYesYesYes
Surface property catalogs of commercially available thin film coatings, anodizing, paintsYesYesYes
Library of commercially available lenses and filtersYesYesYes
Notes EditorYesYesYes
Macro Language (Scheme)YesYes
Macro RecorderYesYes
Scheme EditorYesYes
Iterative Analysis and Optimization with Macro LanguageYesYes
Source Property Generator
Yes
YesYes
BSDF Converter
Yes
Yes
Yes
IES/LDT Import and Analysis
Yes
YesYes
Texture OptimizerYes
Solar Emulator
Yes
Yes
Yes
2D and 3D Interactive Optimizer
Yes
Yes
2D and 3D Geometry Modelers
YesYesYes
Fluorescence Property GeneratorYes
 Solid ModelingTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
CAD File Import/Export
SAT (ACIS) Read/WriteYesYesYes
RayViz for SOLIDWORKSOptionalOptionalOptional
STEP Read/WriteOptionalOptionalOptional
IGES Read/WriteOptionalOptionalOptional
Lens Design File Import
CODE V, OSLO, ZEMAX ReadYesYesYes
CAD Features
Solid ModelingYesYesYes
Number of ObjectsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Boolean OperationsYesYesYes
Healing Imported FilesYesYesYes
3D Interactive ViewYesYesYes
Rendered ObjectsYesYesYes
Transparent ObjectsYesYesYes
Measurement CapabilitiesYesYesYes
Photorealistic RenderingYesYesYes
 PropertiesTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
Surface Property ModelingYesYesYes
Bulk AbsorptionYesYesYes
DiffractionYesYes
Bulk ScatterYesYes
GRINYesYes
Thin Film StacksYesYes
PolarizationYesYes
Diffraction GratingsYesYes
Temperature Dependent PropertiesYesYes
Direction-Sensitive SurfacesYesYes
Scatter Models – SymmetricYesYesYes
Scatter Models – AsymmetricYesYes
Anisotropic Surface PropertiesYesYes
Tabular Scatter Models – SymmetricYesYes
Tabular Scatter Models – AsymmetricYesYes
BSDF PropertyYesYes
Repetitive Tile (RepTile™) SurfacesYes
3-D Textures for RepTileYes
Temperature DistributionsYes
BirefringenceYes
Wire Grid PolarizersYes
FluorescenceYes
 SourcesTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
Ray GridsYesYesYes
Surface SourcesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Primitive SolidsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
User defined shapesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Blackbody/GraybodyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
IrradianceUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Asymmetric SourcesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Source FilesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Radiant ImagingUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
General file InputUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Bit Map Source ModuleYesYesYes
 RaytraceTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
Ray SplittingYesYesYes
Simulation ModeYesYesYes
Multiple Exit Surfaces (Simulation Mode)YesYesYes
Refraction CapabilitiesYesYesYes
Multiple WavelengthsYesYesYes
Importance SamplingYesYes
Stratified Importance SamplingYesYes
Reverse RaytraceYesYes
Voxelization in Object Space – enhance speed vs. memory consumptionYesYes
Gradient Index Substep Tolerance – enhance speed vs. accuracyYesYes
 AnalysisTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
Irradiance MapsYesYesYes
Candela Plots (Intensity)YesYesYes
Flux ReportsYesYesYes
3D Irradiance MapsYesYesYes
File OutputYesYesYes
Ray SortingYesYesYes
Irradiance/Illuminance ViewerYesYesYes
Display Selected Rays (Ensquared Flux)YesYesYes
CIE (xy), CIE (u’ν’), RGBYesYesYes
Luminance / RadianceYesYesYes
Polarization MapsYesYes
Volume FluxYesYes
 TracePro ApplicationsTracePro LCTracePro StandardTracePro Expert
Arc LampsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
LightpipesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Ghost AnalysisUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Narcissus AnalysisUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
LED SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Laser Diode SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
IR ImagingUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
IR Detection SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
LithographyUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Medical ApplicationsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Conventional OpticsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Fiber Optic DesignUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Unusual Optics and Lenslet ArraysUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Beam Splitter and Prism SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Illumination and Display SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Projection SystemsUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Life SciencesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
LCD Projection UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Stray Light Analysis UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited