Pathfinder 2019.1.0508

Posted: May 8th, 2019 in Release Notes

This release adds dimensioning and labeling tools for results, additional VR hardware support, new analysis options to visualize occupant movement, and bug fixes.

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This version of Pathfinder uses version 1.8.0_172 of the Java VM.

Changes since Pathfinder 2018.3.1210:

  • Added options to color occupants by profile or behavior when not viewed as people.
  • Added total jam time on open surfaces, stairs, and ramps to occupants summary output.
  • Added navigation surface type (open, stairs, or ramp) to occupants detailed output.
  • Added a new filter to set visibility state of behaviors.
  • Changed the “Reset All” action to ignore view objects when placing the camera.
  • Fixed a bug where occupants might get stuck in crowded crossflow situations.
  • Fixed a bug where occupants might gather too close if there is another nearby occupant nearby who is counter-flowing.
  • Fixed a bug in the simulation progress dialog that might cause some letters to appear as boxes or question marks when using non-Latin based languages.
  • Fixed a bug where occupants might get stuck on or near single-step stairs that slope slightly backward.
  • Fixed a bug where the application window might shrink every time an occupant source was selected.
  • Fixed a bug where the application might not be able to open an existing PTH file.
  • Fixed a bug where an occupant might stop considering a door forever if there is counterflow at the door, even if the counterflow dissipates.
  • Fixed a bug where the roaming movement speed was not being set properly when importing or opening a model, or when resetting the view.
  • Fixed a bug where clicking the “Show Navigation Geometry” filter incorrectly hid agents and behaviors.
  • Fixed a delay that could occur in large models when opening dialogs used to select doors and rooms.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the 3D renderer to show some Unicode characters as boxes.

Changes to Results:

  • Added the ability to draw linear dimensions.
  • Added the ability to draw custom labels.
  • Added the ability to show/hide floors.
  • Added support for the HTC Vive, Vive Pro, and many other OpenVR/SteamVR headsets when in VR mode.
  • Added the ability to color occupants by profile or behavior for new simulations when occupants are not viewed as people.
  • Added the ability to dynamically color occupants by their speed, time to exit, or view direction.
  • Added the ability to rename items using the context menu.
  • Added the ability to show floors containing the current selection.
  • Fixed a bug where views and tours made in the Results would not save/restore correctly in non-English versions if the results are closed and reopened.
  • Fixed a bug in some international versions where FDS results might fail to load if a SMOKEVIEW_ID is specified for a particle.
  • Fixed a bug where the last part of an occupant’s path might not draw correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where importing _session.json file could cause a crash.
  • Fixed a bug where the color bar might not update properly for particle quantities.
  • Fixed a bug where objects might pop in and out of view when floors are laid out horizontally.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the 3D renderer to show some Unicode characters as boxes.