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Thunderhead Engineering Pathfinder 2011.1.0928

PATHFINDER is a new evacuation simulator. Unlike flow-based or

cell-based models, Pathfinder uses techniques from current computer

science research to model the movement of individuals, building on

technology used in the gaming and computer graphics industries.

Pathfinder provides the tools necessary to make confident decisions

regarding building layout and fire protection system design. Multiple

simulation modes and customizable occupant properties let you easily

explore different scenarios, allowing calculation of conservative and

optimistic bounds on expected evacuation times.

Pathfinder is an agent-based simulator -- each occupant uses a set

of individual parameters and makes decisions independently throughout

the course of the simulation.

In addition to an advanced pedestrian movement simulator, Pathfinder

includes an integrated user interface and 3D results visualization.

Pathfinder allows you to evaluate evacuation models more quickly and

produce more realistic graphics than with other simulators.


Take advantage of modern agent-based simulation techniques performed

in a precise, continuous 3D environment.

Automatically import geometry from a 2D and 3D DXF files, FDS, and


Use multiple simulator modes, including a new steering mode and a

mode based on calculations from the SFPE Handbook.

Fine tune occupant characteristics and customize the appearance of

occupant groups.

Quickly create simulation models with Pathfinder�s built-in

drawing features.

Impress clients with Pathfinder�s high-quality 3D results.

View detailed charts of room occupancy and door usage.