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FEMTC 2022 Dates Announced

January 12, 2022
FEMTC, the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference, focuses on bringing together professionals from industry and academia to present and discuss leading ideas and projects around the world. Thunderhead Engineering will host FEMTC for the sixth time since the inaugural event in 2011. Read More...

2022 Online Training Dates Now Available

December 28, 2021

Would you like to improve your skills with PyroSim and/or Pathfinder? Dave McGill has worked with Thunderhead Engineering to provide training to hundreds of attendees for many years. We are excited to announce the latest dates, viewable at our online schedule, for his acclaimed courses in an online workshop format.

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Price Increase in 2022 for PyroSim and Pathfinder

December 17, 2021
Prices for all license types of PyroSim and Pathfinder are scheduled to increase on January 1, 2022. All quotes issued before this date will retain 2021 pricing throughout their normal 30 day validity period, even if that extends into early 2022. If you are considering a new purchase, or if your annual subscription is expiring ... Read More...

Build Stadiums and Theaters with Inferred Stairs

December 9, 2021
Sometimes Pathfinder models include stair access for occupants which are modeled without any of the user-defined stairs tools. In Pathfinder 2021.4 this modeling technique is automatically detected and occupants traversing the stairs now move according to stair behavior appropriate for the determined riser and tread distances. With the inferred stairs feature, Pathfinder users now have more flexibility in creating complex stairs without sacrificing in movement accuracy. Read More...

2021.4 Release – Available Now

December 1, 2021
The latest updates for PyroSim, Pathfinder and Results are available now. The 2021.3 release focuses supporting the latest industry trends through the FDS 6.7.6 release and video rendering technology, while also providing advanced usability and simulation options for Pathfinder. Read More...

Improvements in Pathfinder 2021.4

December 1, 2021
Pathfinder 2021.4 focuses on improving seating ingress through occupant targets and improving accuracy through advanced stair movement calculation. Additionally, this Pathfinder release is supported by¬†Results improvements¬†which incorporate gamma correction for improved lighting. Read More...

Improvements in Results 2021.4

December 1, 2021
Results 2021.4 focuses on adding gamma correction for improved lighting. This feature (and other recent graphical improvements) was highlighted in our recent Halloween celebration video. Read More...

Occupant Targets add Seat Reservations to Pathfinder

November 12, 2021
In Pathfinder 2021.4 we will introduce a new object for occupant behaviors called a Target. Occupant targets represent a 1-person location which can be reserved by an occupant through a behavior action. This location remains assigned to the occupant even if they temporarily depart, unless a behavior action triggers them to Abandon the target. Targets are an excellent choice for modeling seating for entertainment venues such as stadiums, auditoriums, or theaters as well as waiting lobbies for medical, commercial, or transit locations. Read More...

Happy Halloween!

October 29, 2021
Halloween is upon us and we have created a fun new video to celebrate. If you haven’t seen it on our LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter page you can watch it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_diz6cQKLlU Quite a few PyroSim, Pathfinder, and Results features were used in the making of this video. We hope it elevated your fall spirit and that ... Read More...

New Terminal Behavior Action Types

September 27, 2021
There are 3 new terminal step types, which are behavior steps which can be used as the final step in a behavior. Read More...