FRED Introductory Tutorial
3 Day Training Class

28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2021  (Includes Optional Scripting 4th Day)
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Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1 Day Scripting Tutorial on 1 Oct for just €650!
Registration deadline is 17 Sep, 2021.

Training Class

28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2021 ~ 9AM-6PM CEST 
Online

This FRED Introductory Tutorial online training class is a 3 day tutorial covering Photon Engineering’s FRED Optical Engineering Software intended to provide new users with an understanding of how to create optical models and perform calculations. 

We will be covering various FRED topics, answering and reviewing your simulation set-ups and questions, and so much more! Since the course will be online, attendees will receive the course materials by mail and have the opportunity to meet with the teacher one on one for additional personalized support. 

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This tutorial has an optional 4th day that teaches the built-in BASIC scripting language.

Many of FRED's extensive features and capabilities as an analysis tool will be demonstrated. Examples will be constructed online in real time and will include discussions of both imaging, non-imaging, incoherent and coherent applications. No prior knowledge of FRED is assumed.

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Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1 Day Scripting Tutorial on 1 Oct  for just €650!
Registration deadline is 17 Sep, 2021.

Topics Covered in the 3 Day Tutorial

             
  • The FRED philosophy – Visualization is key to understanding optical engineering problems
  • Navigating the graphical user interface (GUI) and customization
  • Using the visualization features to create meaningful, technical and visually stunning graphics
  • Building and modifying geometry using the GUI
  • Importing geometry from lens design and CAD programs
  • Exporting geometry and rays to CAD programs
  • Working with material, coating, scatter and raytrace control surface attributes
  • Creating coherent and incoherent sources
  • Using raytrace tools: single, targeted, sequential and non-sequential
  • Constructing analysis surfaces and applying ray filtering
  • Analysis computations: irradiance, intensity, power, polarization, ghosting, stray light and thermal radiometry
  • Digitizing data for coatings, geometry, refractive index and spectral data
  • Extending functionality with the BASIC scripting language
  • Using FRED in client/server automation

Topics Covered in the Optional 4th day (Scripting)

  • Relationship between FRED and the BASIC language
  • Accessing data with nodes and structures
  • Reading and manipulating data
  • Basic and advanced raytracing
  • Using ray buffers
  • Performing energy calculations
  • Pre-update and post-update scripts
  • Mastering automation through COM
  • Source rastering and looped raytracing with calculations
  • Scripted entities

About the Teacher

Tom Davies
COO, CBS Europe

Photon Engineering has been working with CBS Europe's COO, Tom Davies, for several years and many of you will recognize his name from local trade shows, technical support, and/or tutorials. With a background in applied physics and software development, Tom provides training and support to some of the largest companies and research facilities in the world in relation to the field of optical engineering.

Over 20 Years in Optics
FRED Expert
Well Known in the Industry 
FRED Training Expertise

Bonus: all tutorial attendees get to schedule a free one on one with Tom or Neil to help with their specific simulation questions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Teacher

Neil Barrett
Technical Director, CBS Europe

Neil has been working in the Optical Simulation industry for more than 15 years, having held prior technical directorship roles for Zemax where he trained thousands of engineers in optical and illumination design tools. He has provided support to customers at all scales, from blue chip multinationals down to single person consultants, working across a broad range of optical design problems.

Highly Experienced
Broad Industrial Insight
MSc in Optics & Photonics
Makes Optical Training Fun!

Bonus: all tutorial attendees get to schedule a free one on one with Tom or Neil to help with their specific simulation questions. 

Prices

Tutorial Prices

Tuesday 28 Sep - Friday 1 Oct 
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM CEST (Germany time)

3 Day Course
28 Sep - 30 Sep, 2021
€  1950

per person

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3 Day Course + Scripting
28 Sep - 1 Oct, 2021
€  2600

per person

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Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1 Day Scripting Tutorial on 1 Oct for just €650!
Registration deadline is 17 Sep, 2021.

Additional Information

Payment Terms

We accept registrations at any time, but we can only guarantee your space upon receipt of full payment. The course is limited to 6 attendees so spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

Full payment and/or receipt of purchase orders must be received no later than one week prior to attendance. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Bank Transfer. Tutorial registrations after 27 Aug, 2021 are non-refundable.

Register Now

Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1 Day Scripting Tutorial on 1 Oct for just €650!
Registration deadline is 17 Sep, 2021.

Is there still an option to attend the tutorial in-person? 

This tutorial course is 100% online due to the travel and social distancing restrictions of COVID-19. The course will be live and interaction is encouraged. We will add additional online benefits to ensure the course is a valuable learning experience for attendees.

Can I attend the online tutorial if I don’t have a FRED License?

Attendees who require FRED licenses must register by 17 Sep, 2021 to receive a FRED license prior to the tutorial. 

Will I receive a copy of the tutorial materials? 

Attendees who register by 17 Sep, 2021 will receive the tutorial materials via mail. Those who register after 17 Sep, 2021 will receive online access if their materials do not arrive in time.

How do I schedule my one on one with Tom? 

All registered attendees will receive an email with the updated tutorial details and instructions on how to receive the additional perks of being part of our online tutorial.

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