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Pathfinder: Merging Behavior on Stairs

September 9, 2015
During evacuation using stairs, the geometry of the stairs and landings can change the merging behavior. On the landing, the occupants entering from the floor must merge with the occupants already on the incoming stairs. This post discusses Pathfinder simulations of these effects. Read More...

Import Fire and Smoke Slices into Evacuation Results

July 7, 2015
Slices are results recordings that capture user-defined planar slices of information. This allows the user to spend minimal processing time recording important areas of analysis. Read More...

Fundamental Diagram Customization in Pathfinder

May 14, 2015
Pathfinder allows engineers to define a fundamental diagram used in their simulation to provide an accurate understanding of their results. Read More...

Contour Plots for Advanced Visualization in Pathfinder

May 14, 2015
Pathfinder allows the creation of contour plots that can add data visualization overlays, such as occupant density, to the floor surfaces of your model for a quick and easy to understand view of simulation results. Read More...

Training Events in Singapore and Malaysia

February 20, 2015
Three training events will be hosted in Singapore and Malaysia by our distribution partner Building System & Diagnostics Pte Ltd (BSD). Bryan Klein from Thunderhead Engineering will be presenting the course materials. Read More...

Pathfinder: Contour Plots and Density Calculation

February 3, 2015
Our next Pathfinder release will include color contour plots that allow you to dynamically display contoured data such as density or times remaining to exit. Read More...

Configure Occupant Color

December 10, 2014
There are different ways to select and color agents in Pathfinder. This tutorial video shows how to color by agent Profile, Behavior and Occupant Group. Read More...

PyroSim/FDS and Pathfinder Training at International Locations

November 3, 2014

In 2015, Thunderhead Engineering will¬†offer PyroSim/FDS and Pathfinder training at several international locations. Each training session will include a two day PyroSim/FDS workshop, a two day Pathfinder workshop, and a one day introduction to an FDS/PyroSim distance education course offered through Seneca College. Read More...

Online Participation – Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 2014

September 4, 2014
Thunderhead Engineering is hosting the 2nd Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference on September 8-10, 2014 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There will be two days of technical presentations on fire and evacuation modeling (September 8-9), with an optional third day of workshop classes on PyroSim and Pathfinder (September 10).¬†Over 100 participants have registered to attend in ... Read More...

Specify Elevator Door Selection

December 6, 2013
This video demonstrates more complex elevator door and exit selection. This is useful for elevators with more than one door to enter or exit from. Read More...