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Top 10 Reasons You Should be Using the New Integrated PyroSim Results

April 10, 2018
PyroSim now includes an integrated Results Viewer. Here are the top 10 reasons you should be using it. Read More...

Pathfinder 2018.2.0329

March 29, 2018
This release adds support for behavior switching, improvements to results visualization, and support for the latest PSM files. Read More...

Group Movement in Pathfinder

March 19, 2018
In Pathfinder 2018.1, occupants can be assigned to groups that move together during the simulation. In this post, we illustrate a few use cases. Read More...

Display Experimental Trajectory Data in Pathfinder Results Viewer

February 16, 2018
This post demonstrates an undocumented feature in Pathfinder for visualizing experimental trajectory data in the Result Viewer. Read More...

Coupling PyroSim Fire Results with Pathfinder Movement

February 14, 2018
We have begun coupling PyroSim fire results with Pathfinder movement. The first major task was to create a Results Viewer that could merge and display PyroSim and Pathfinder results simultaneously. That has largely been completed. We have also completed limited capability to calculate the Fractional Effective Dose (FED) as occupants move through changing CO, CO2, and O2 concentrations. Future development will use PyroSim results to alter occupant movement and decision making within the Pathfinder simulation. In this post, we demonstrate the capability currently available in Pathfinder 2018.1 and PyroSim 2017.2. See the post Manually Coupling FDS and Pathfinder to Respond to Smoke for instructions on how to link fire simulation output with evacuation simulation movement  Read More...

Pathfinder 2018.1.1220

December 20, 2017
This release adds support for movement groups, parameters to control which occupants will automatically use stairs and elevators, built-in libraries of profiles, and expanded support for FDS results in 3D Results. Read More...

Pathfinder at People Movement and Management Show

July 31, 2017
In July of 2017, Thunderhead participated in the People Movement and Management Show held in Derby, UK. Our goal was to introduce Pathfinder to the people movement audience. Pathfinder was originally developed for emergency evacuation simulation as a companion product to PyroSim, our fire simulator. But we are adding features that will make it possible ... Read More...

Subway Station Passenger Movement using Pathfinder

March 27, 2017
This post demonstrates how to use Pathfinder to simulate movement in a subway station, with trains arriving and departing from the station. A growing list of features not specific to evacuation, such as occupant sources and assisted evacuation, make Pathfinder applicable to a much broader range of pedestrian movement problems. Read More...

Pathfinder 2017.2.0301

March 1, 2017
This release adds import support for PyroSim 2017, adds a new behavior to wait until a specified time, and improves the flexability of stairs and doors to simplify working with imperfect CAD data. Read More...

Hospital Evacuation using Pathfinder

February 27, 2017
In this post, we use Pathfinder to replicate two of the evacuation simulations that Aoife Hunt calculated using buildingEXODUS. Read More...