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Assisted Evacuation & Vehicles Preview

July 13, 2016
Our Pathfinder developers have been working on the long-awaited assisted evacuation and custom vehicle features that will make more applications possible. Hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes all must accommodate people in wheelchairs, rolling beds, walkers, and more. The staff at these facilities are required to assist their patients or residents during evacuation. However all public ... Read More...

PetraSim 2016.2.0523

May 23, 2016
This release adds cell selection along internal boundaries to simplify fault editing, coloring by volume factor in the 3D view, and several bug fixes. Read More...

Critical Velocity in Tunnel Fires

May 17, 2016
Merve Altay contacted us with a tunnel model that was experiencing a numerical instability. He was simulating a set of experiments performed to evaluate the critical velocity in a tunnel fire. Answering his question eventually led to improvements in FDS and a better understanding of user applications of PyroSim/FDS.  Read More...

Pathfinder 2016.1.0425

April 25, 2016
This Pathfinder release updates foreign translation strings. Read More...

PyroSim 2016.1.0425

April 25, 2016
This includes fixes for a bug that could cause PyroSim to crash when writing FDS input files, as well as a bug that could corrupt model geometry when using drawing tools. Read More...

PyroSim 2016.1.0419

April 19, 2016
This release includes updated translations for non-English locales and a fix for a bug that could cause the Simulation Parameters dialog to crash. Read More...

Pathfinder 2016.1.0418

April 18, 2016
This Pathfinder release updates libraries to support importing models from the latest version of PyroSim. Read More...

PyroSim CAD File Import Improvements

April 12, 2016
PyroSim CAD file import options have improved in the 2016.1 release. This includes support for FBX and OBJ files as well as improvements for DXF and DWG. Read More...

PyroSim 2016.1.0412

April 12, 2016
This release adds import support for FBX and OBJ files, makes unlimited cluster sizes available for all users, and improves support for devices. Read More...

Modeling Jet Fans, Part 3: Car Park Simulation

April 11, 2016
In this post, we explore modeling jet fans to extract smoke from a car park using FDS. The jet fans are modeled using HVAC ducts with shrouds. Read More...