FRED is an established opto-mechanical design software package for complete analysis of optomechanical compositions in the LED and light, illumination, imaging and laser markets.
FRED Optical Engineering Software is capable of simulating the propagation of light through any optomechanical system by raytracing. Whether the design is imported from CAD, a lens design program, or constructed from within the software itself, FRED provides engineers with the essential tool for virtual prototyping optical systems. The generality to which optical properties can be assigned to objects in the system model means that FRED is not restricted to any one class of problems.
Its capability to propagate both incoherent and coherent light means that FRED can be used for a diverse range of applications that include stray light, laser applications, illumination and non-imaging optics, imaging systems, multi-wavelength systems, thermal imaging, and much, much more!
FRED software core is designed to takes full advantage of multicore processor architectures.
Photon Engineering excels in a continuous extension and broadness of FRED features and certainly of customer support by an experienced team of sales people and software engineers.
Training courses are organised in the USA as well as in Europe on a regular basis.
A number of movies has been made about how you can work with FRED: http://www.photonengr.com/software/features-and-applications/
Photon Engineering organises user trainings and seminars in Europe; our sister company in Munich coordinates these seminars.