Pathfinder 2013 New Release
Thunderhead Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Pathfinder 2013, our agent-based movement simulator for evacuation and crowd modeling. This major release adds wayfinding improvements, detailed occupant results, new 3D occupant models, and more.
- More than 25 new 3D occupant models
- One-way doors and door selection based on flow rate
- Optional door flow rate limits
- Support for escalators and moving walkways
- Scripted door and room events to model changing conditions
See the Release Notes for a complete list of changes and new features.
Downloads and Upgrades
The latest software and documentation can be downloaded from the Pathfinder download website:
Pathfinder 2013 is a free upgrade for all users with annual subscription licenses or permanent licenses with current maintenance.
PyroSim 2013 Development
Work is currently underway on PyroSim 2013, which will provide support for FDS Version 6. FDS Version 6 was officially released by NIST earlier this month. See the FDS Blog for more information and download links. New features include HVAC modeling, an improved soot deposition model, and changes which improve the accuracy of gas flow modeling for a broad range of conditions. Additional extra species are now available and it is possible to transport, produce, and consume product species such as CO and soot.
We expect to release PyroSim 2013 for beta testing by November 15. Please visit the PyroSim News page on our website for information and download links.
After a successful first event in 2011, we have decided to organize another Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference for 2014. With the release of FDS 6, we expect that there will be a lot of valuable information to share. We are planning to have 2 days of technical presentations on fire and evacuation modeling, with an optional 3rd day for workshop classes on PyroSim and Pathfinder. Please check the Conference Page on our website for updates as we finalize the venue and abstract/paper submission timeline.
When: September 8-10, 2014
Where: Gaithersburg, Maryland
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