Used with Vectorworks software, SimTread can analyze pedestrian traffic flow even for complex designs. As a pedestrian simulation software tool, SimTread can assist in and verify a design's circulation pattern—whether directing the slow meandering of people through an art museum or expediting the exit of tens of thousands of people from a stadium. The SimTread 2 software requires Vectorworks software to operate. The English version of SimTread 2 is available only for Vectorworks version 2015.

SimTread was developed by A&A Co., Ltd., Waseda University, and Takenaka Corporation and is sold and distributed in the U.S. by Vectorworks,Inc.