OPTIS Unleashes SPEOS version 2017

SPEOS is now HPC and VR-ready for enhanced design capabilities

January 12th, 2017 | Products


Accelerated computing times with HPC

SPEOS 2017 delivers faster calculation with its HPC declination: SPEOS users can now get the results of their simulations 1000 times faster. SPEOS’ renderings and analyses, used to make key decisions in organizations, can now be processed quickly via HPC to get a result in a time frame that matches the business. This « click and go » option distributes SPEOS computation on several computers using on premises or off premises clusters. SPEOS HPC revolutionizes the optical and light design, which now benefits from instantaneous virtual prototyping means. Now, SPEOS HPC makes timely, high-quality results, a reality. The smart engineering practice for customers with HPC is to address the volume of simulations and to validate more possibilities.

Connection to Virtual Reality

Until now, SPEOS visualizations were limited to very precise 2D images. With SPEOS 2017, the physical realism of the images generated by the software is now available in 3D. This connection to Virtual Reality allows exploring a SPEOS 3D result in high resolution, in real time, in a CAVE or with a VR helmet. A set of innovative features allows the 3D manipulation of the virtual model to test several configurations. Users can move around the scene, interact with the product and the environment, turn lights on and off, modulate them and instantly see the impact of their modifications on the product. 


"We have been working on an immersion in the virtual prototype, that would guarantee the same image quality that SPEOS already offers. After a year, SPEOS is now a collaborative laboratory facilitating the decision-making process within organizations.”

says Nicolas Orand, Director of Product Development at OPTIS.

Intuitive tools for industrial design

SPEOS 2017 now integrates dedicated engineering tools such as Head-Up Displays (HUD) to allow automotive and aerospace manufacturers to design more innovative and powerful systems with a few clicks. SPEOS 2017 also makes it possible to precisely measure luminance, at the very heart of the virtual product, even in places that would be hard to access to on a physical prototype. Users can thus perfectly understand the behavior of the light in a system and better optimize it. SPEOS 2017 also brings an increased realism to the visualization of materials. The goal is to facilitate design innovation: it is now possible to group several optical and geometric properties into a single item, in order to recreate easily all the subtle variations of a complex material under any lighting.

Automotive Package

To solve major trends in automotive innovation and help manufacturers to reduce their times to market, SPEOS 2017 provides three new features:

• Automated design of lighting systems: no need to be an expert in optical design, headlights optics can now be created with a click, in infinite variations of designs.

• Simulation of augmented reality systems, in particular for future head-up displays (HUDs), which project information on windshields.

• Simulation of MOEMS (micro-optical components for light projection systems). These components are now being introduced in HUD projectors, and are being evaluated in future "matrix-beam" headlights: it is no longer a question of projecting a beam of inert light onto the road but of having an intelligent headlight, which will display a video on the road that will allow to see and to signal, by projection, the presence of any danger for example.


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