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Announcement Nov. 11, 2013

November 11, 2013
Pathfinder 2013 New Release Thunderhead Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Pathfinder 2013, our agent-based movement simulator for evacuation and crowd modeling. This major release adds wayfinding improvements, detailed occupant results, new 3D occupant models, and more. More than 25 new 3D occupant models One-way doors and door selection based on flow rate Optional door flow rate ... Read More...

Pathfinder 2013 Behavior Modes

August 28, 2013
Pathfinder 2013 includes changes to the behavior mode settings. This post outlines those changes and includes videos to help illustrate the differences.  Read More...

Import DWG or DXF File

August 21, 2013
This video demonstrates the necessary steps to import a DWG or DXF file and create a model. Read More...

Create Elevators

August 21, 2013
In this video we show how to add elevators to a Pathfinder model.  Read More...

Create Spiral Stairs

August 21, 2012
This is a short video tutorial demonstrating a process that may be used to make circular or spiral stairs in Pathfinder. Read More...

Import FDS Geometry

July 10, 2011
Download the and follow the guide .  Read More...

Extract Rooms from a 2D DXF File

July 10, 2011
Download the and follow the guide .  Read More...

Pathfinder, De Vest Alkmaar by Van Hooft Adviesburo

May 24, 2011

Simulation from the model of "De Vest Alkmaar" by "Van Hooft Adviesburo" with modifications by Thunderhead to test our latest version of Pathfinder. This is a short evacuation demonstration of 2177 occupants, with our latest behavior models.

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Script Occupant Movement

April 21, 2011
This system can be used to give individual occupants or groups a sequence of intermediate goals that they will follow during the simulation. Read More...

Pathfinder Performance Improvements

March 7, 2011
We just finished a round of optimization and now we have the data to show that the upcoming version of Pathfinder will be an improvement both in speed and in memory consumption. Read More...