What’s new about this release:

Some of the New Features/ Enhancements in TracePro 2018:

  • ACIS release R28 with improved optional STEP & IGES translators – ALL
  • Upgraded HOOPS graphic engine for improved system visualization – ALL
  • Improved RepTile™ coincident surface algorithm for TracePro Expert users  – XP
  • Support  for COM interface – All
  • Updated Surface Property Generator supporting more file formats

This release of TracePro features ACIS release R28 with significant enhancements to all CAD import and export file formats. Users are now able to seamlessly exchange files back and forth between the latest versions of other CAD programs at their latest revision. The upgraded HOOPS graphic engine provides improvement to TracePro’s rendering and graphics output in both compatibility with Windows 10 and improved speed. The improved RepTile algorithm allows for improved raytracing when RepTile surfaces are coincident. The improved algorithm supports coincident objects as well as objects that have different indexes of refraction within the defined RepTile material. The new Surface Property Generator now accepts ScatterPillar and ScatterScope 4 file formats. Finally, TracePro is now able to use COM as well as DDE to interface with other software programs.

TracePro 2018 further enhances the most powerful and sophisticated optical analysis and design software available today. TracePro streamlines the prototype-to-manufacturing process by combining an intuitive 3D CAD interface, superior ray tracing performance, advanced utilities, and seamless interoperability with other mechanical design programs.

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How to Download TracePro 2018

Just launch TracePro as usual and a startup dialog will pop-up showing that TracePro 2018 is available from the Lambda Research website. Click on the Yes button to download and install the new 2018 version of the software. If you don’t have check for updates turned on, you can manally upgrade to the 2018 version by launching TracePro and going to the Help Menu and selecting the Check for Updates option.