Assisted Evacuation & Vehicles Preview

July 13, 2016
Our Pathfinder developers have been working on the long-awaited assisted evacuation and custom vehicle features that will make more applications possible. Hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes all must accommodate people in wheelchairs, rolling beds, walkers, and more. The staff at these facilities are required to assist their patients or residents during evacuation. However all public ... Read More...

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.


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...

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...

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...

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.


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.