News

Import Support for FBX, OBJ and Improvements for DWG, DXF

March 11, 2016
Pathfinder now supports FBX and OBJ file formats in addition to DWG, DXF, and DAE. All existing file formats have also seen major graphical improvements. Read More...

Measurement Regions for Density & Velocity

March 10, 2016
Pathfinder 2016 includes a new UI object called measurement regions. These red boxes record density and velocity values to a CSV file. They are drawn over the navigation surfaces in areas of steady flow. Read More...

Comparing NFPA 130, SFPE and Pathfinder

March 3, 2016
The┬áNFPA 130 Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems (2014) covers life safety and fire protection requirements for passenger rail systems. Read More...

Fractional Effective Dose Integration with Evacuation Results

March 2, 2016
Combine evacuation simulations with species volume fractions to output fractional effective dose. Read More...

Pathfinder 2016.1.0229

February 29, 2016
This update adds import support for FBX and OBJ files and adds detailed occupant exposure tracking based on FDS output. Read More...

Shopping Mall, Switzerland

February 10, 2016

Pathfinder case study by Christian Kohler from Swissi.

This evacuation simulation was conducted as part of a security screening of an existing shopping mall in Switzerland. Defined evacuation routes were simulated with a set pre-movement time to analyze jam times and total evacuation times.  Read More...

Evacuation using Familiar Routes

December 3, 2015
Using Pathfinder, we show how to require some occupants to evacuate using familiar routes. Read More...

Refuge Floor, Firefighters, and Elevators

December 1, 2015
In this example, we show some advanced evacuation features of Pathfinder: a refuge floor, evacuation using banks of elevators, and firefighters in stairs moving against the flow in the evacuation of a high-rise building. Read More...

Improved Cornering in Pathfinder 2015.2

October 21, 2015
Changes in the movement algorithms for Pathfinder 2015.2 have improved the cornering capabilities of occupants in high density, wide corridor turns. The cornering behavior seeks to steer agents so that they can take wide turns as part of a group without cutting in front of each other. Read More...

Training Events in Singapore, October 2015

October 14, 2015
The event "Best Practices for Fire Simulation: PyroSim and Pathfinder", will be hosted in Singapore at SCDF HQ, 91 Ubi Avenue 4, by our distribution partner Building System & Diagnostics Pte Ltd (BSD). Bryan Klein from Thunderhead Engineering will be presenting. Read More...