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1Point2 Studies Bathrooms and Gender Bias in France

December 5, 2019
1Point2 is the official partner of Thunderhead Engineering in France and has been since 2014. For over 30 years they have specialized in dynamic flow simulation for industry, transport, and construction. As an early pioneer in simulation, 1Point2 provides consultation services through the acquisition, training, implementation, and post-analysis of simulation software tools. Not only do ... Read More...

Price Increase in 2020 for PyroSim and Pathfinder

December 4, 2019
Prices for all license types of PyroSim and Pathfinder are scheduled to increase on January 1, 2020. All quotes issued before this date will retain 2019 pricing throughout their normal 30 day validity period, even if that extends into early 2020. If you are considering a new purchase, or if your annual subscription is expiring ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2019.3.1204

December 4, 2019
This release adds keyboard shortcuts, a portable ZIP installer, the ability to change occupant profiles dynamically, bug fixes, and the ability to truncate color bars in Results. Read More...

Pathfinder Profile Switching Examples

December 3, 2019
Profile switching has been added to Pathfinder 2019.3. The original request came from a user who wanted to simulate a situation where some building occupants were emergency responders. In an emergency, these occupants would go to a room, change clothes, and then change behavior when they left the room. Pathfinder 2019.3 supports this scenario. This video ... Read More...

Change Profile Dynamically with New Behavior Step

November 19, 2019
Coming soon in Pathfinder 2019.3 we will see a new Behavior step that allows occupants to dynamically change their Profile. A similar feature was added previously where occupants could change their behavior. The profile contains the occupant’s characteristics such as speed, door choice, and various settings related to interacting with other occupants in the model.  You ... Read More...

Save Settings for Results Visualizations

October 30, 2019
With the most recent release of PyroSim and Pathfinder, the Results tool has a new ability to save the settings and state of the Results Viewer, this newly saved data is known as a Results 'Visualization'. A 'Visualization' is a collection of settings that define which Pathfinder and FDS results are to be loaded and how those results are to be displayed. It also contains information entered by the user, such as views, tours, colorbar settings, time settings, annotations, object visibility, etc. Read More...

Pathfinder 2019.2.1002

October 2, 2019
This release adds visual and usability improvements, bug fixes, and a system to save and restore results settings.  Read More...

Reduce Occupant Diameter to Navigate Narrow Geometry

August 19, 2019
The new "Minimum Diameter" setting for movement through narrow geometry (optional), specifies a diameter to which the occupants can squeeze their bodies to pass through a narrow area, such as narrow doors or corridors. Read More...

Data Visualization through Occupant Colors in Pathfinder 2019.1

June 13, 2019
Pathfinder 2019.1 introduces an additional way to visualize evacuation results through the color of occupants in the model. Occupants can be assigned a dynamic color value based on criteria such as behavior, profile, speed, and more. The video below illustrates many of these options within a single model. Read More...

Distributed Use of Stairs and Escalators

May 21, 2019
In real-world pedestrian movement scenarios, different percentages of the population will use stairs or escalators. In addition, some portion of the population will walk on an escalator and others will stand. This example model demonstrates a method within Pathfinder to model these percentages and difference in movement characteristics. Read More...