Simulation is more than Software

Optical simulation with maximum fidelity to reality

Ansys allows you to simulate the performance of optical systems using state-of-the-art methods, in turn allowing you to map true product behavior virtually.

Validate and optimize optical systems with Ansys

Whether it’s lighting design, laser technology, or sensor control, Ansys allows you to simulate your optical systems with physics-based fidelity to reality. Test new technical possibilities, validate the properties of your products, and create optimized prototypes in the development phase.

A general introduction to the simulation of optical systems with Ansys

For radiant light design

High simulation speed and high accuracy are offered by the complete Ansys software environment. Real-light simulation allows you to create uniform lighting for perfect lighting design. Light guide optimization allows light to be used individually to find and implement optimal lighting effects.

For state-of-the-art image optics

Ansys Simulation allows you to develop state-of-the-art image optics for applications such as sensors and cameras. Special design systems for lenses allow for straightforward testing of different mechanical design variants.

For direct and flexible CAD integration

Ansys software can be seamlessly integrated into CAD solutions (e.g., PTC Creo or Siemens NX), eliminating the need for time-consuming data export and import. The SpaceClaim-based stand-alone version allows you to link all Ansys analysis and optimization tools via the Workbench. This allows you to generate an interactive and intuitive platform for quick modeling and simulation.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

With its top products SPEOS and VRXPERIENCE, Ansys provides the tools, especially in the automotive industry, to develop Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This involves the state-of the-art Virtual-Reality-based Xperience (VRX) to ensure the very best results.

UV and infra-red radiation

In practice, optical simulations are also used in the development of UV and infra-red radiation systems. Simulation helps to ensure that the radiation flux reaches precisely those areas or objects that it is supposed to reach in order to achieve optimal results.

Business Development
Dr. rer. nat. Ervand Kandelaki


total turnover of the German photonics industry (2018)


people employed in the German photonics industry (2018)


average annual growth rate in optical analysis and measuring technology (2011–2017)

Learn more about Ansys products for the simulation of optical systems

Optical Measurement Device

Scan reality... ...Unleash your creativity

Webinars & Seminars

Automotive exterior lighting concept development time reduced by 80% using Ansys SPEOS

Optical engineers at CEVT rely on Ansys’ physics-based simulations to meet and exceed
design challenges.

Interested in optical simulation with Ansys?

Our simulation experts would be happy to advise you with their technological knowledge and expertise.