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2020.4 Release Preview

September 2, 2020
PyroSim and Pathfinder 2020.4 bring many new features. Here is a quick look at the biggest additions. View the full release notes for PyroSim and Pathfinder. Read More...

Effective Use of MPI to Speed Solutions

June 10, 2020
Most Users can Skip this Post This post addressed a problem that occurred with in FDS and PyroSim for versions 2019.1 through 2020.2. During that time period, if a model had more meshes than available processors and the user selected the default Run FDS Parallel option, the last processor would be assigned all excess meshes and ... Read More...

FEMTC 2020 Becomes a Virtual Event

April 7, 2020
We are excited that we have already received many compelling abstracts for the Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 2020 (FEMTC). As the global situation developed in March, Thunderhead Engineering decided that FEMTC 2020 will become a virtual event. Many have asked for remote opportunities in the past and there is no better time to ... Read More...

Thunderhead COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2020
The global outbreak is impacting everyone.  We wanted to provide a brief status update of operations at Thunderhead Engineering and how it will impact our customers One of our corporate values at Thunderhead is flexibility for our workforce.  As such, we have had remote employees for several years, and many of our staff frequently work from ... Read More...

Price Increase in 2020 for PyroSim and Pathfinder

December 4, 2019
Prices for all license types of PyroSim and Pathfinder are scheduled to increase on January 1, 2020. All quotes issued before this date will retain 2019 pricing throughout their normal 30 day validity period, even if that extends into early 2020. If you are considering a new purchase, or if your annual subscription is expiring ... Read More...

Save Settings for Results Visualizations

October 30, 2019
With the most recent release of PyroSim and Pathfinder, the Results tool has a new ability to save the settings and state of the Results Viewer, this newly saved data is known as a Results 'Visualization'. A 'Visualization' is a collection of settings that define which Pathfinder and FDS results are to be loaded and how those results are to be displayed. It also contains information entered by the user, such as views, tours, colorbar settings, time settings, annotations, object visibility, etc. Read More...

PyroSim Keyboard Shortcuts

September 30, 2019
A long-awaited feature has finally arrived, you can now assign Keyboard Shortcuts to various actions in PyroSim. Read More...

Dimensions and Labels for PyroSim and Pathfinder Results

May 9, 2019
PyroSim 2019.1 and Pathfinder 2019.1 include linear dimensions and object labels as a tool in Results. This feature has been requested by users in order to provide a better documented report to officials. “Inspectors, when verifying fire risk calculation reports, require the presence of object sizes on the plans so that they can verify the compliance ... Read More...

PyroSim and Pathfinder Workshop in London: February 18-22

January 3, 2019
Thunderhead Engineering is offering a workshop in London during the week of February 18 to educate users on PyroSim and Pathfinder. The PyroSim/FDS workshops are split into introductory and advanced courses which each last two days. The Pathfinder workshop is presented in a single day. Students will learn applicable skills to use fire and evacuation ... Read More...

FEMTC 2018 Summary

October 19, 2018
The Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference (FEMTC) 2018 concluded earlier this month as a tremendous success. Moving back to the United States after visiting southern Spain in 2016, this year’s conference was held in Gaithersburg, Maryland just around the corner from the NIST campus. Over 70 individuals were in attendance. Conference members included engineers, ... Read More...