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Pathfinder 2020.2.0527

May 27, 2020

This release enables Results to read the adjusted FDS output format for vector slices in version 6.7.4 and fixes other crash bugs. Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.2.0520

May 20, 2020

This release adds social distance modeling behavior and analysis, smoke influenced speed, custom avatars, Monte Carlo simulation improvements, advanced colorbar visualization for analysis, and bug fixes. Read More...

FEMTC 2020 Becomes a Virtual Event

April 7, 2020
We are excited that we have already received many compelling abstracts for the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 2020 (FEMTC). As the global situation developed in March, Thunderhead Engineering decided that FEMTC 2020 will become a virtual event. Many have asked for remote opportunities in the past and there is no better time to ... Read More...

New Pathfinder Data Options to Assist with Coronavirus Scenario Modeling

April 7, 2020
The global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and associated COVID-19 sickness has profoundly changed human interactions in a matter of weeks.  It will likely be several more weeks until the first wave of illness is under control.  Modeling how these interactions affect our environment will provide insight into what can be done to improve public safety ... Read More...

Vertical Ladders in Pathfinder

April 1, 2020
We recently had a question about modeling vertical ladders in Pathfinder. This post will describe the details of how to accomplish this. Geometry Figure 1 shows normal stairs. Each end of the stairs must connect to boundary edges of the rooms. If the stairs connect the interiors of the rooms, cutouts at the top and bottom must ... Read More...

Thunderhead COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2020
The global outbreak is impacting everyone.  We wanted to provide a brief status update of operations at Thunderhead Engineering and how it will impact our customers One of our corporate values at Thunderhead is flexibility for our workforce.  As such, we have had remote employees for several years, and many of our staff frequently work from ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2020.1.0219

February 19, 2020

This release adds the ability to copy objects between Pathfinder models, increased options in Monte Carlo simulations, various algorithm performance improvements, and bug fixes. Read More...

Pathfinder 2019.3.1217

December 17, 2019

This release improves data generated when running simulations. It adds additional CSV file output for occupant parameters and a bug fix to correct inconsistencies in the TXT file.
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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...