Save Time in APEX with BRO Libraries

BRO's libraries, available to customers with current software maintenance agreements, include a growing collection of more than 200 U.S. and European source models that can be imported directly into users' projects, as well as scatter models of popular materials used in optical design. Library resources reduce planning and prototyping costs by eliminating the need to scan, measure, and model industry sources and materials.


About Libraries for Optical Software

Following geometrical system characterization, optical designers must define material properties and sources to complete their system models. To save time, BRO is expanding the ready-to-use libraries that come with our other software products. Comprehensive material and scatter model libraries describing boundary conditions for a variety of materials now accelerate system setup and eliminate the burden of creating custom interface models based on lab measurements. Similarly, BRO now regularly expands its source model libraries to include new sources such as incandescent bulbs, arc sources, LEDs, and cold-cathode fluorescent lamps. These sources save customers hours and ensure accurate system characterization.


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Optical Entities Catalog Manager in APEX 2013 V1R1

APEX now has updated optical geometry and sources interfaces for greater consistency and ease of use. A new Optical Entities catalog manager is accessible from the Command Manager tab, the Optical Geometry pull-down menu, and the Optics Manager tree. Optical entities include optical surfaces and scatter areas unique to the APEX add-in. In addition, the Sources tab now provides easy access to