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Registration Open for 2020 FEMTC Virtual

August 5, 2020
We are just five weeks away from the first virtual edition of the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference. Due to the ongoing global health crisis and travel restrictions, FEMTC 2020 will be presented in a streaming format including live Q&A and attendee networking by video chat. FEMTC 2020 is the 5th edition of the Fire ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.3.0729

July 29, 2020

This release adds improved social distancing features, refined escalator decision control, improved UI adjustments, and bug fixes. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.3.0729

July 29, 2020

This release includes improvements for parallel simulation configuration and bug fixes. Read More...

Effective Use of MPI to Speed Solutions

June 10, 2020
The next release of FDS and PyroSim will make changes that make it easier to run a large number of meshes without the need for the user to assign each mesh. See the discussion of Case #8445 FDS 6.7.4 significantly slower than FDS 6.7.0 when processes "over-subscribed" in the FDS Issue Tracker (https://github.com/firemodels/fds/issues/8445). This post ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.2.0527

May 27, 2020

This release enables Results to read the adjusted FDS output format for vector slices in version 6.7.4 and fixes other crash bugs. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.2.0527

May 27, 2020

This release enables Results to read the adjusted FDS output format for vector slices in version 6.7.4, updates Smokeview, and fixes other crash bugs. Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.2.0520

May 20, 2020

This release adds social distance modeling behavior and analysis, smoke influenced speed, custom avatars, Monte Carlo simulation improvements, advanced colorbar visualization for analysis, and bug fixes. Read More...

PyroSim 2020.2.0520

May 20, 2020

This release includes updated support for FDS 6.7.4, improved geometry import, Data3d export, and bug fixes.

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FEMTC 2020 Becomes a Virtual Event

April 7, 2020
We are excited that we have already received many compelling abstracts for the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 2020 (FEMTC). As the global situation developed in March, Thunderhead Engineering decided that FEMTC 2020 will become a virtual event. Many have asked for remote opportunities in the past and there is no better time to ... Read More...

New Pathfinder Data Options to Assist with Coronavirus Scenario Modeling

April 7, 2020
The global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and associated COVID-19 sickness has profoundly changed human interactions in a matter of weeks.  It will likely be several more weeks until the first wave of illness is under control.  Modeling how these interactions affect our environment will provide insight into what can be done to improve public safety ... Read More...