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2021.1 Release – Available Now

February 24, 2021

The latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder and Results are available now. The 2021.1 release focuses on improving every day productivity.

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

User Experience Improvements to Pathfinder 2021.1

February 23, 2021
Pathfinder will also benefit from feedback from our users. This release focuses on incorporating their suggestions in to our products to improve the user experience. We have made several usability improvements to Pathfinder in the 2021.1 release, some of which are mentioned below. Update: The 2021.1 Pathfinder Release is available now.  Added copy/paste functionality to Occupant Profiles Expanding ... Read More...

User Experience Improvements to PyroSim 2021.1

February 15, 2021
We are constantly taking feedback from our users and incorporating their suggestions in to our products to improve the user experience. In that vein, we have made several usability improvements to PyroSim in the 2021.1 release, some of which are mentioned below. Update: The 2021.1 PyroSim Release is available now.  New Scenarios are now activated immediately ... Read More...

Requested Improvements in Results 2021.1

February 10, 2021
Our first release of the year will include requested improvements to our Results application. Results can view the output of the simulators embedded in PyroSim and Pathfinder. The improvements below help with visualizing social distancing hot spots using contours, showing cut outs from PyroSim slices, and improving the ability to edit colorbars for FDS results. Read More...

Upcoming Events in 2021

February 5, 2021
There are a few events coming up this year that we would like to make you aware of. Thunderhead Training See the Thunderhead Training page for more information and to register for the events below. Location Date Course AsiaAus/NZ February 16 and 17 February 23 and 24 March 2 and 3March 9 and 10 PyroSim/FDS Workshop22:00 UTC on Monday and Tuesday (Tuesday and Wednesday morningin ... Read More...

PetraSim 2020.2.1222

January 5, 2021
This release of PetraSim includes a number of small bug fixes, as well as enhanced support for TOUGH3. Read More...

All FEMTC 2020 Videos Now Available

December 16, 2020

In September, Thunderhead Engineering welcomed a record attendance to FEMTC 2020 in its first virtual edition. We are excited to present to you the full set of presentations from our event with videos, papers, and slides available. This material is free for anyone to download/view.  Read More...

2020.5 Release – Available Now

November 17, 2020

Our latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder, and Results are available now. View our Release Notes to download and see the full details, or read on for a quick look at what's new. Read More...

Monte Carlo Improvements in Pathfinder 2020.5

November 13, 2020

Since Pathfinder 2018.3, users have been able to take advantage of Monte Carlo simulations through a command line interface. In modeling, the Monte Carlo method is used to randomize inputs across many simulation instances. With a statistical analysis applied, users can create probablistic interpretations of the resulting data sets. It is often used in research and is also required by regulations such as RiMEA. Read More...

2020 R&D Overview – Past, Present, & Future

November 5, 2020

In Brian's second talk at FEMTC 2020, he presents an overview of research and development at Thunderhead Engineering in the years since FEMTC 2018. If you haven't yet watched his first presentation, you can view it now for a deep dive into Pathfinder movement behavior research. This presentation covers the bulk of many other topics we've focused on. Read More...