Light Simulation

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.

Easily solve complex optical problems

Ansys physics-based imaging, photonics and illumination software streamlines the design process, so you can better understand how your product will look and operate under real-world lighting and usage conditions. For example, you can virtually assess the performance of a smart automotive headlight within a dynamic driving scenario, rather than building and testing costly physical prototypes. Whether you are designing a TV screen, street lighting network, smart headlight, head-up display or interior mood lighting in an automobile, Ansys optical simulation software helps you make your design more efficient and appealing.

Visual appearance for perceived quality

When customers evaluate your products, the overall look and details can make the difference. Ansys optical software lets you simulate light interactions with materials so you can see how your product will appear in real-world conditions. Create the best “visual signature” for your product using simulation to see “eye to eye” with your customers.

Optical sensors for autonomous vehicles

Optical sensors are the eyes of any intelligent system. Ansys physics-based simulations can help you assess raw signals from camera and lidar systems in their operating environments. You can post-process the simulated data to optimize sensor layout on vehicles in dynamic driving conditions.

Design power cables used in subsea oil fields and other
high-power applications.


Transform the vehicle interior by creatively using light to enhance driver information and well-being. Imagine a harmonious and stylized interior with innovative functions and lighting systems.


Combine light, materials and optical sensors to create the most innovative products. Optimize product performance and appearance, predicting possible defects or issues early in the design process.


Create and manage intelligent lighting systems from single luminaires to smart cities. Decide where to position each element for the best effect while evaluating reflection, performance and everything in between.


Experience your HUD system from the driver’s viewpoint, making reliable decisions based on feasibility and performance early in the design process. Optimize layout, angles and tolerances, while seamlessly collaborating with suppliers to create best-in-class HUD systems.


Revolutionize your exterior lighting to enhance driver safety, visual comfort and brand identity. Design and test the latest industrial developments while ensuring compliance with brand and international standards.


Improve the customer experience by virtual marketing and configuring your products in real-time, with lifelike virtual prototypes. Explore an interactive environment where infinite options and configurations of materials,


Flagship Products


ANSYS SPEOS predicts the illumination and optical performance of systems to save on prototyping time and costs while improving your product’s efficiency.

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The development of new autonomous systems requires an iterative process that flows from design to virtual testing, then back to design for refinement.

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ANSYS Optical Measurement Device (OMD) solutions capture material properties so you can easily manage material samples virtually, enabling multiple colors and trim options, variations, and associations ...

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