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PyroSim 2013.1.1122 (Beta)

November 22, 2013

This is a beta release for PyroSim 2013. This release improves FDS6 integration, adds support for textures in DWG import, and adds graphical support for HVAC elements. Read More...

Avoid Unwanted Gaps in Navigation Geometry during Object Movement

November 15, 2013
This video shows how to avoid creating unwanted gaps in the geometry of a Pathfinder model. Such problems can occur when subdividing geometry to represent auditorium or stadium seating. Read More...

Announcement Nov. 11, 2013

November 11, 2013
Pathfinder 2013 New Release Thunderhead Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Pathfinder 2013, our agent-based movement simulator for evacuation and crowd modeling. This major release adds wayfinding improvements, detailed occupant results, new 3D occupant models, and more. More than 25 new 3D occupant models One-way doors and door selection based on flow rate Optional door flow rate ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2013.1.1011

October 11, 2013

This is a major release of Pathfinder. This version adds support for textures, one-way doors, flow rate limits in steering mode, occupant-specific output data, and better 3D results performance. Read More...

Balance Occupant Flow through Multiple Doors

September 26, 2013

This video shows the difference in evacuation times when an agent is made aware of alternative pathways to the exit by the use of multiple doors in the model.

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Pathfinder 2013.1.0925 (Beta)

September 25, 2013

This is a beta release of Pathfinder 2013. This version includes a fix for a bug that prevented elevator simulations from working when object path annotation was enabled. Read More...

Pathfinder 2013.1.0911 (Beta)

September 11, 2013
This is a beta release of Pathfinder 2013. This version includes bug fixes, ¬†improves performance, and includes a visualization improvement that prevents occupants from appearing to slide around corners. Read More...

PyroSim 2013.1.0911 (Alpha)

September 11, 2013
This is an alpha release for PyroSim 2013. It includes changes to the way extra species are handled and several fixes for legacy data loading. Read More...

Pathfinder 2013 Behavior Modes

August 28, 2013
Pathfinder 2013 includes changes to the behavior mode settings. This post outlines those changes and includes videos to help illustrate the differences.  Read More...

Evacuation of Theatres and Stadiums

August 27, 2013
In this video we show how to effectively simulate evacuation of theaters and stadiums using Pathfinder.  Read More...