Pathfinder Answers

The short answers below provide a basic response to the questions posted. To see the complete response to the question, click the question in the list.

Activate License?

Input the activation key from your email in the Licensing and Activation window. For floating licenses, follow the link to download the instructions and license manager.


Sign up for a trial evaluation or buy a license to receive an email containing a link to download Pathfinder.

Graphics Issues?

You need to make sure you have the most recent drivers for your graphics hardware.

Import CAD?

The process differs slightly depending on what file format your CAD geometry is.


Open the installer file (*.msi) and proceed through the installation wizard. Run the software from the Windows Start menu.

Reduce Sim Time?

There are many ways to reduce the overall computation time. A combination of the computer hardware, operating system and optimizations to the model geometry are all part of a solution.