FRED Introductory Tutorial
3 Day Training Class

25 June - 28 June, 2024 ~ 9 AM - 5 PM CEST   (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 31 May, 2024, for just €715!
The registration deadline is 14 June 2024.

Training Class

25 June - 28 June, 2024 ~ 9 AM - 5 PM 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!

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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. Prior knowledge of FRED is not required.

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Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1-Day Scripting Tutorial on 28 June, 2024, for just €715!
The registration deadline is 14 June, 2024.

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        

 

 

 

 

Prices

Tutorial Prices

25 June - 28 June, 2024
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CEST (Germany time)

3 Day Course
25 - 27 June, 2024
€  2145

per person

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3 Day Course + Scripting
25 - 28 June, 2024
€  2860

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 28 June, 2024, for just €715!
The registration deadline is 14 June, 2024.

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 are non-refundable.

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Are you already an expert in FRED, but want to learn scripting? Register for our 1-Day Scripting Tutorial on 28 June, 2024, for just €715!
The registration deadline is 14 June, 2024.

Is this tutorial online?                    

This tutorial course is 100% online via Google Classroom and Google Meet. The course will be instructor-led with hands-on examples, and ample time to answer questions. If you would like to have on-site training, please contact us to learn more.

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

Attendees who require FRED licenses must register by 14 June, 2024 to receive a FRED license prior to the tutorial.

Will I receive a copy of the tutorial materials? 

Yes, all attendees will receive access to the tutorial materials before the course. The materials will be in the Google Classroom, and both online and print options are available.

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