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Advanced Up/Down Speed Properties

October 13, 2015
In the previous release, fundamental diagram customization added increased control over pedestrian movement by allowing users to define the relationship between speed and density. Pathfinder 2015.2 adds customization for stairs and ramps with independent up or down speed restrictions, and fundamental diagram customization. Read More...

Pathfinder 2015.2.1012

October 12, 2015
This update adds improved movement algorithms for group cornering and counterflow, separate speeds for moving up and down stairs, and import support for AutoCAD 2016. Read More...

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...

Circulation Movement in a Cafeteria

June 23, 2015
Circulation-based simulations can be approximated through some advanced techniques in Pathfinder. This article will illustrate these techniques through a comparatively simple example. Read More...

Pathfinder 2015.1.0520

May 22, 2015
This update fixes translation issues associated with the previous release.  Read More...

Pathfinder 2015.1.0515

May 15, 2015
This update of Pathfinder adds support for dynamic contours in the 3D results,¬†user control of the fundamental diagram, and improved occupant movement. 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...