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Improvements in Pathfinder 2021.2

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.

Create queues

Pathfinder 2021.2 introduces an entirely new concept of occupant movement to the Pathfinder simulator called Queues. Queues are defined by a combination of Services, which are the target destination of a Queue, and Paths, which are predefined paths that occupants will follow to reach a Service in a Queue.

Adding queues requires a path (made of multiple nodes) and service.
Adding queues requires a path (made of multiple nodes) and service.

Queues allow users to better simulate behaviors in places like airports, restaurants, amusement parks, and more. You can read more about the coming implementation of Queues in our post titled Queues in Pathfinder 2021.2.

Edit Profile and Behavior distribution for any selection of occupants

Previously, Occupants in Occupant Groups can have their Profiles and Behaviors modified via the Profile or Behavior distribution dialog.

A new right-click menu option makes editing Profiles and Behaviors easier than ever.
A new right-click menu option makes editing Profiles and Behaviors easier than ever.

Pathfinder 2021.2 expands this feature to work with any selection of Occupants and no longer restricts this modification to Occupant Groups.

In Pathfinder 2021.2, we have improved the visibility of which Movement Group an Occupant belongs to.

Previously unavailable, now a Movement Group can be referenced directly from a selected occupant.
Previously unavailable, now a Movement Group can be referenced directly from a selected occupant.

Previously, to select an occupant's parent Movement Group, a user would need to right click the occupant and select "Select Referencing Objects" to select the occupant in the context of the Movement Group. In Pathfinder 2021.2, Occupants now list their parent Movement Group in their properties panel as a hyperlink. Users can click this hyperlink to select the Movement Group as a whole.

Search with "whole word" and "case sensitive" options in Find dialog

Pathfinder 2021.2 includes an improved Find dialog.

Finding with Whole Word enabled refines the search term "Room01" to exclude "Room011".
Finding with Whole Word enabled refines the search term "Room01" to exclude "Room011".

This improved dialog includes the new "Whole Word" and "Case Sensitive" checkboxes, which constrain content matches to exact matches of the search term and case sensitive matches of the search term, respectively.

Pathfinder Results Improvements

Also see Improvements in Results 2021.2 for more information on Proximity Analysis.