Synopsys is teaming up with Dassault Systèmes in France to integrate complete optical systems design tools with digital twin and product lifecycle management software.
Designers using Synopsys optical software on the 3Dexperience platform from Dassault can define, simulate and validate driving experiences for the development of safer vehicles using adaptive front-lighting, cameras, LIDAR and other sensors along with distinctive illumination.
“Lighting is becoming more and more intelligent and a key component of active safety and ADAS. Its development cost has significantly increased. Our extended partnership with Synopsys complements our existing offerings to provide a first-of-its-kind solution for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers to define, test and experience lighting and sensors for intelligent driving systems from functional requirements to manufacturing within the 3Dexperience platform,” said Olivier Sappin, CEO, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes.
The Synopsys LucidShape, LightTools and CODE V tools are used in the platform to model vehicle lighting including LED pixel lights and laser headlights as well as sensor systems. The software from Dassault Systèmes will offer a unique opportunity for OEMs and suppliers to design the entire value chain of intelligent vehicles within the 3Dexperience platform. This includes the ability to virtually position and test vehicle driving systems.
“Synopsys LucidShape products are used by industry-leading automotive OEMs as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to develop lighting systems that meet their evolving functionality, branding and safety requirements,” said Stuart David, vice president of applications engineering in the Synopsys Optical Solutions Group. “Since 2017, LucidShape has been integrated within Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA environment and the market is quickly adopting this solution because of its powerful automotive and aeronautic lighting simulations and analyses. By extending our partnership to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to include our LucidShape, LightTools and CODE V products, we are offering Dassault Systèmes customers a complete set of optical design, simulation and analysis tools for any type of optical application imaginable.”
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