OPTIS customers share their satisfaction
We've seen a huge potential in being able to simulate our products and avoid costly and time consuming physical prototyping. We've done evaluations of three optical lighting solutions, and ultimately chose OptisWorks, mostly because of ease of use and CAD integration into Solidworks. It's the full package that convinced us : technical, performance and also customercare. Finally, we also expect OptisWorks to bolster us up in becoming a Tier-1 supplier in the near future, as we will soon be ISO certified
With my previous software I had to submit issues to tech support then wait for their response which would come via email the next day. No phone or option online were available. It's a tremendous plus to have real time conversations with the OPTIS tech support. The ability to do online reviews to work thru issues or training on a new area of software is an extremly significant advantage.
SPEOS gave us the opportunity to show the existing design was performing well to achieve what we wanted. SPEOS has helped us in our development cycle for this round as it gave us confident that the design we were tooling would deliver has we had planned. It will be a very useful tool going forward and developing the GravityLight, when we have to define lens geometries in future versions and products. More, SPEOS will let us simulate the light distribution we can expect from any given lens design before we commit to high cost and long lead-time tooling, and give numbers on the actual illuminance expected.
Analyze and simulate optics and light, in connection with the CAD solutions on the market, remains the best way for us to master our lighting system design cycle, with a global and virtual vision, in real time. All this, with no need to resort to any physical prototype.
With SPEOS, my productivity in being able to provide results and input back to our product engineering teams has increased tremendously. Where I use to set up models and conditions to run overnight with those runs taking hours to run, I can now run the same level simulations in minutes. Besides predicting an initial products capability I’m also being asked to predict variation and to provide results based upon that variation. I could not begin to do that with my previous analysis tool.
With the integration of the Luxexcel material in the OPTIS Library you can design with our material properties included. This will significantly speed up your design- and prototyping-process. Our online service has three easy steps: design, upload and receive your product. After the customer designed his lens or light guide, he uploads and orders it online on the customer portal.
In the past our mechanical designers were more focused on the ‘function’ of the product first and lighting the product second. We’ve learned that designing the lighting system needs to considered from the day you start. The only way this can take place effectively is with an integrated tool that allows us to work within the same CAD structure. This allows seamless transfer of information without translation issues.
SPEOS will help us to promote a better understanding of the upstream lighting design among all engineers involved in our development process.It also facilitates our equipments’optimization: we can detect, understand and correct the potential defects of a system in a snap. SPEOS allows us to design as many tests as we want, in order to select the best one, by remaining competitive. With this technology, we also win the potential to improve the quality of our decision-making, and reduce the time required to provide the best product to our customers.
OPTIS solutions were able to combine everything together and were at the heart of our decision center addressing engineers, designers, and for the first time craftspeople altogether around virtual reality.
The choice of SPEOS is a strategic one for Oxytronic. We are eager to expand our activity and we know that SPEOS is the most used light visualization solution within the virtual reality centers of our customers. It’s thus strategic to offer them a digital mockup of our equipment that they will be able to virtually test easily.
Avec SPEOS, notre rapidité à fournir des résultats et à impliquer nos équipes dans la conception du produit a considérablement augmenté. Là où l’obtention de nos résultats mettaient des nuits entières, nous pouvons maintenant obtenir les mêmes simulations en quelques minutes seulement. En plus de pouvoir prédire la performance de nos produits, nous sommes également mesure d’anticiper leur variation et de fournir des résultats basés sur cette même variation, chose que nous n'étions pas en mesure de le faire avec notre outil d'analyse précédent.
With the new OSD feature, it just takes few minutes to design pyramid optics which previously needed several days for our CAD designer to create.
Thanks to OPTIS software, Philips Lighting North America truly believes we can shorten our product development time by using the new Optical Shape Design tool. It was a very valuable evaluation experience for general lighting in indoor and outdoor applications. Its power and usability make it a recognizable asset to any optical designer.
The software and what it enables us to accomplish continues to be a major part of our business for our own product development and the services we offer our clients. There are several simulation software packages on the market but it has been the exceptional technical support we have received over the years in addition to the software’s capabilities that insures that we will remain an Optis customer.
We soon became aware that this double choice would have meant us re-entering data each time we went from one software to another. This operation is unrewarding for engineers, costly in time, and also a source of errors
Thanks to OPTIS software, we truly believe we can shorten our product development time and eliminate the time-consuming and costly phase of making physical prototypes. It was a very valuable evaluation experience for the cockpit lighting design, and I am confident we can extend the technology to other sectors such as cabin lighting and exterior lighting...
Designing Airport Light Fittings means solving many different kinds of problems, mechanical, electrical as well as optical design. Our optical components very often have mechanical functions too. Therefore optical design is just one of many things our engineers have to do; they cannot be specialists just doing nothing but optical design. That is the main reason that we need a optical design tool that is easy to get familiar with and that is easy to handle also for engineers who do not optical design every day.
The things I like most about SPEOS are its calculation speed, ease of use, fast learning curve and the high-quality support », says Clemens Stöberl. For Ruetz, the success of the operation extends much further than its contract with Audi : the company is now acknowledged as a major OEM in the automotive lighting industry. The confidence of the manufacturer Audi, gained thanks to Ruetz’s partnership with company OPTIS has opened up a new market.
The development team at Global Lighting Technologies, Inc. has experience with most of the major optical simulation packages that are available. Speos is, in our opinion, the most powerful package we have ever used. Speos has many unique features that have made it possible for us to simulate extremely complex systems, that we were simply not able to simulate before, with any other package. We feel that features such as the Speos Distributed Server and Speos Advanced Texture Module set this software apart from the rest, for modeling complex lighting systems. In addition, the service and support that we have received from Optis has been excellent. The Optis team has provided invaluable help to us in making sure that we get the most from their software, and that we are able to get the answers that we need from Speos.
I have been using OptisWorks to analyse a laser system that has three lasers and two scanning mirrors. I can very quickly in SolidWorks move one of the mirrors and do a ray-trace to see exactly where the beams go. I can then repeat this process many times moving the lasers, mirrors and window to finetune the best location for these parts.
I would like to congratulate you on your software SPEOS for photometric simulation. The visualization of files is fluid and intuitive. The definition of geometries in script form is pratical for automatic programming. The XferCAD interface is very efficient.
...We are very satisfied using OPTIS SPEOS Standalone software to design our product i.e. Headlamps, Tail Lamps etc. SPEOS is easy to learn and use and its optical simulation is fast and precise.
The most important is that with OptisWorks we are capable of making optical examinations of systems of complex three-dimensional geometries. This enables us to improve even more on optical efficiency and to dissociate our lighting solutions and applications from those conventional lighting...
OptisWorks has made my job easier and more efficient and has allowed me to communicate complicated 3D laser systems in very easy-to-see and impressive colors prints. What would have taken days or weeks can be accomplished in few hours, and parts that might have been made oversized because there was no way to know exactly where the beams go can be made as small as possible.