Synopsys rolled out version 7.1 of their LightTools illumination design and analysis software. LightTools v7.1 release features new analytical capabilities that speed the development of luminaires (especially general lighting and automotive applications). LightTools is a 3D optical engineering and design software product that supports virtual prototyping, simulation, optimization, and photorealistic renderings of illumination applications. The LightTools version 7.1 is available now. LightTools was formerly an Optical Research Associates (ORA) product and is now part of Synopsys, Inc.