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PyroSim 2021.2.0610 Patch Release – Available Now

June 10, 2021

An issue in the PyroSim toolbar was recently identified. When results are available for viewing, the View Results and Plot Results buttons are disabled. This issue was introduced in the 2021.2.0525 release of PyroSim. 

We have identified the problem, and have uploaded a patch release which addresses the bug. The updated version of PyroSim is available now.

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2021.2 Patch Release – Available Now

May 26, 2021

One of our Reseller Partners identified an issue when dragging items in the navigation view. When this happens, the application freezes and requires a forced shutdown to proceed. This issue was introduced in the 2021.2.0512 release of both PyroSim and Pathfinder. 

We have identified the problem, and have uploaded patch releases that addresses the bug. The updated versions of PyroSim and Pathfinder are available now.

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2021.2 Release – Available Now

May 10, 2021

The latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder and Results are available now. The 2021.2 release focuses on creating new complex behaviors through queues, supporting social distancing through proximity analysis, and creating a better user experience.

View our Release Notes to download and see the full details, or read on for a quick look at what’s new.

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Improvements in Results 2021.2

May 10, 2021

Results 2021.2 includes a large new set of 2D plots for proximity analysis as discussed in a paper by Enrico Ronchi and Ruggiero Lovreglio.

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Improvements in Pathfinder 2021.2

May 10, 2021
Pathfinder 2021.2 introduces queueing as a new behavior which can greatly expand modeling options and capabilities. New user interface enhancements make it quicker than ever to find objects and edit properties. Read More...

Improvements in PyroSim 2021.2

May 10, 2021
PyroSim 2021.2 includes usability improvements to better monitor FDS simulation progress and find objects in your model. Read More...

Proximity Analysis and the Thunderhead development process

April 29, 2021
The upcoming release of Pathfinder Results version 2021.2 will include a Proximity Analysis feature based on the paper EXPOSED: An occupant exposure model for confined spaces to retrofit crowd models during a pandemic by Enrico Ronchi and Ruggiero Lovreglio. In the paper Enrico and Ruggiero lay out a method to create metrics that measure occupant ... Read More...

Queues in Pathfinder 2021.2

April 23, 2021

Queues introduce an entirely new concept of occupant movement to Pathfinder which is restricted by pre-determined Paths and waypoints called Services. This will allow users to better simulate behaviors at airports, restaurants, amusement parks, and more.

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Accelerate Simulation Time with PyroSim Cloud Computing

April 15, 2021
What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is a tech industry term for a service which provides computing power on request. This service is provided remote, or “in the cloud”, so that the user can access these resources from their office. One common use for cloud computing is to gain access to powerful hardware which goes beyond ... Read More...

Organize PyroSim Projects with Scenarios

April 13, 2021
Scenarios in PyroSim are a tool which provides a quick method of organizing multiple instances of a given model, each with different sets of enabled/disabled objects. In the Edit Scenarios dialog, the modeler can manage these instances and choose which to actively work on. While a scenario is active, any objects that the modeler disables through the Navigation panel or 3D/2D view will display in the Disabled Objects field for quick reference. A Description field is provided for a custom text entry. Read More...