Synopsys rolled out version 7.2 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools v7.2 helps engineers to graphically analyze simulation results, compute metrics when designing for the lighting industry, iteratively design with CAD software and improve the efficiency of luminaire and solar designs. LightTools is a 3D optical engineering and design software product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. The LightTools 7.2 release is available now. LightTools was acquired as part of Synopsys’ acquisition of Optical Research Associates (ORA).