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Data Visualization through Occupant Colors in Pathfinder 2019.1

June 13, 2019
Pathfinder 2019.1 introduces an additional way to visualize evacuation results through the color of occupants in the model. Occupants can be assigned a dynamic color value based on criteria such as behavior, profile, speed, and more. The video below illustrates many of these options within a single model. Read More...

Distributed Use of Stairs and Escalators

May 21, 2019
In real-world pedestrian movement scenarios, different percentages of the population will use stairs or escalators. In addition, some portion of the population will walk on an escalator and others will stand. This example model demonstrates a method within Pathfinder to model these percentages and difference in movement characteristics. Read More...

FEMTC 2019 in S. Korea – Call for Papers

May 20, 2019
Thunderhead Engineering is partnering with Kimyoung Engineering to host the 5th Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) on November 6-8, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. Simultaneous translation (English <--> Korean) will be available for attendees. After the 1/2-day of talks on Nov. 8th, there will be an optional tour of the 'Seoul Sky' tower, for a behind the scenes tour of the life safety systems and the fire control center, graciously provided by Mr. Doo Chan Choi from KFUBIS. Read More...

PyroSim 2019.1.0515

May 15, 2019
This release fixes a bug preventing groups from being deleted in the PyroSim Navigation panel.  Read More...

Dimensions and Labels for PyroSim and Pathfinder Results

May 9, 2019
PyroSim 2019.1 and Pathfinder 2019.1 include linear dimensions and object labels as a tool in Results. This feature has been requested by users in order to provide a better documented report to officials. “Inspectors, when verifying fire risk calculation reports, require the presence of object sizes on the plans so that they can verify the compliance ... Read More...
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