Glass Expert simulates the process an experienced optical engineer would follow in performing glass selection to maximize performance while controlling manufacturing costs.
CODE V provides expert tools based on unique, innovative algorithms developed by Synopsys’ optical engineers. By embedding our optical engineering expertise into CODE V, we help accelerate the design process and ensure optimum results on your optical design project.
CODE V’s Glass Expert makes the iterative design task of glass selection easier than ever before. It automatically chooses the best set of real glasses for your lens design that provides superior color correction (including the effects of secondary color), while considering factors such as glass transmission, cost, and weight.
Glass Expert quickly and efficiently simulates the process an experienced optical engineer would follow in performing glass selection. To start, pick the elements in your lens system you want Glass Expert to examine. Starting materials for the selected elements may be real or fictitious. Glass Expert will replace all fictitious glasses with real glass types.
Then, choose your criteria for filtering the glass selection. For example:
In addition, you can specify one or more glass catalogs (including IR materials and user-defined catalogs) for Glass Expert to choose from, and filter glasses according to refractive index and stain resistance.
Once you specify your glass criteria, Glass Expert will perform an intelligent glass substitution based on the internal, expert algorithm. It will select glasses to optimize optical performance based on your performance criteria, such as:
The end result will be a practical set of glasses for your lens system that improve performance, reduce costs, and maintain manufacturability.
To learn more about CODE V and Glass Expert, contact our sales team to request a product demonstration or trial license.