Optical Simulation for Every Engineer
Ansys SPEOS predicts the illumination and optical performance of systems to save on prototyping time and costs while improving your product’s efficiency.
Ansys SPEOS Lets You See Optical Simulation in a New Light
Experience light simulation for optical system optimization and validation within a multiphysics environment. SPEOS offers:
- An intuitive and comprehensive user interface
- Enhanced productivity with use of GPUs for simulation previews
- Easy access to the Ansys multiphysics ecosystem
A Certified Solution
SPEOS has been assessed by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) against CIE 171:2006 test cases, which assess the accuracy of lighting simulation software.
“Ansys SPEOS intuitive 3D interface immediately shows the optical analysis of data in the 3D environment; this significantly improves the effectiveness of communication and coordination between the customers and the optical department in the company.”
Mping Lai Light and Optical Design Manager for Smart Vehicle Applications / Lite-On Technologies
What makes it different from the traditional development style is that we can prepare a concept in a stage where an area around the light has not yet been designed, which leads to cost optimization. For example, Mazda engineers can use simulation to optimize an automobile lighting mount design for mass production, which saves time and money
Yoshiaki Nakaya, assistant manager in Mazda’s Exterior Components Development group
Continental engineers said they could not have been successful in designing the 3D angled pointer without SPEOS optical simulations. As mentioned, it took nearly 50 virtual iterations using SPEOS to solve the problems of pointer thickness and slope, as well as the LED-pointer orientation problem. Having to build 50 physical prototypes of the pointer would have consumed too much time and money to make the effort worthwhile. Besides, simulations produce more valuable data than physical tests can.
China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT)
“The SPEOS model is easily scalable and the design can be reused in other areas such as indicators. It can easily be adopted into new projects and designs with small tweaks, saving an estimated 80% development and validation time for each future project.”
Joel Hake, concept engineer / China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT), Sweden
“ANSYS SPEOS allows us to create photometric simulations that are very true to reality and to model lighting curves on the ground based on different aiming combinations of the various light beams on a given aircraft. Thus, we can adapt the design or integration of our prototypes according to the interactions observed. The intuitive interface of the software, its advanced features and integration with popular CAD tools have made it easy for our teams to deploy and master it.”
Christian Tsao Optical Design Leader / Safran Aerosystems
“Because SPEOS is based on the physical laws of optics, you get ultra-realistic renderings of your future product, which allow you to make early decisions on your product’s material and texture. That is why we use ANSYS solutions: to showcase our aluminum expertise in life-like conditions.”
Jacopo Mori Engineering and New Projects Manager / ALMECO Group