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New OpenSees interface

GiD+opensees (image from http://gidopensees.rclab.civil.auth.gr/)

GiD team is proud to announce the GiD connection with the OpenSees solver.

The Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OpenSees) is a software framework for simulating the seismic response of structural and geotechnical systems.

OpenSees has been developed as the computational platform for research in performance-based earthquake engineering at the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER). The PEER is a multi-institutional research and education center with headquarters at the University of California, Berkeley.

OpenSees has advanced capabilities for modeling and analyzing the nonlinear response of systems using a wide range of material models, elements, and solution algorithms. The software is designed for parallel computing to allow scalable simulations on high-end computers or for parameter studies.

GiD+Opensees: An open source interface for GiD

openseesinterfaceThis connection has been possible thanks to the GiD+Opensees interface that has been developed in the Lab of R/C and Masonry Structures, School of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

The GiD+OpenSees interface introduces a long-awaited graphical interface for the popular open source finite element software OpenSees by seamlessly connecting its text-only solver to our graphical pre and post processor GiD.

It is delivered as open source, under the GNU General Public License.

The interface is available as a problemtype for GiD and can be downloaded from the official website: http://gidopensees.rclab.civil.auth.gr. Latest release is 1.5.3.

The developers also offers training resources such as a wiki or video tutorials.

We look forward to GiD and OpenSees users can take advantage of this great connection.

GiD 13.1.1d and GiD 13.0.1

A new developer and official version have been released.

Continue reading and find what’s new on these versions and download links.


Download the official version GiD13.0.1 here:

www.gidhome.com/download/official-versions


General:

  • File browser, fix error sorting filenames

Preprocess:

  • Fixed bug that prevent stop meshing
  • Fixed error drawing hexahedra meshes in render mode with immediate or display list mode
  • Fixed bug meshing surfaces skipping entities
  • Fixed bug transforming applied conditions with #CB# combobox question with items with parenthesis in its name

Postprocess:

  • Vectors: when printing with HighResolution, do not reduce the quality of the rendered vectors and do it only for faster screen rendering.
  • VRML vectorial output: support for textured contoour fill. Corrected output for MeshLab.
  • Merge: corrected the problem of parsing the options specified in the FileDialog window, also when used as macro.
  • Delete meshes/sets/cuts: corrected error that prevented the update of mesh sets windows.

Customization:

  • Fix bug of v13 [GiD_IntervalData set] returning -1 instead of the current interval

Download the developer version GiD13.1.1d here:

www.gidhome.com/download/developer-versions


General:

  • Internet Retrieve: added support to download extra themes, like GiD classic renewed
  • Dimensions of text, now the anchor is the upper-left corner instead of the center.

Preprocess:

  • Internal structure of layers changed (store pointers to parent and back layers)
  • Fixed bug transforming applied conditions with #CB# combobox question with items with parenthesis in its name
  • Show error message in case of structured volume mesh incompatibilities

Postprocess:

  • VRML vectorial output: support for textured contoour fill. Corrected output for MeshLab.
  • Merge: corrected the problem of parsing the options specified in the FileDialog window, also when used as macro.
  • Delete meshes/sets/cuts: corrected error that prevented the update of mesh sets windows.
  • Menu entry Convert to sets –> cuts / isosurfaces updated to:

Convert –> Cuts to sets (creates all results)

Convert –> Iso surfaces to cuts (interpolates results on demand)

Convert –> Iso surfaces to sets (creates all results)

Also the Convert Isosurfaces to cuts/sets will not draw isosurfaces, as they are converted to cuts/sets. Convert Isosurfaces to sets will also delete the intermediate cut, so at the end it only remains the new mesh-set that is the isosurface.

  • Contour Fill and other results visualizations: the command line also shows the first node with the minimum and maximum values
  • Unused nodes: now unsused nodes, i.e. not used on any element, the can be selected, for istance, for listing.
  • Utilities –> Status: now it wil show the number of read nodes and used nodes:

number of nodes = number of defined nodes

number of used nodes = number of nodes used by any elements

Customization:

  • New Tcl command GiD_Layers create|delete|edit|get|list|window|exists
  • New Tcl command GiD_EntitiesLayers assign|assign_back_layer|assign_front_layer|get|entity_layer
  • New Tcl subcommand GiD_File fflush
  • hdf5tcl package 1.8->1.9: support to get/set short, long and long long data
  • Fix bug of v13 [GiD_IntervalData set] returning -1 instead of the current interval

Iber training courses

Iber is a two-dimensional mathematical model for simulating flows in rivers and estuaries.

Aula Iber provides training courses in numerical modeling in River Hydraulics using the Iber model. The courses provided include theoretical and practical sessions.

Also, since october 2013, aula Iber offers an online training program. The online courses are addressed to university graduates and professionals from hydraulic engineering consultancies.

Besides the online training program, aula Iber organizes regularly classrooms courses around the world. The latest course took place in Temuco, Chile, from 5th to 8th July.

Visit iberaula.es or ibercursos.com for more information and stay tuned for upcoming courses.

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GiD team visits Mexico

During August, Javier Gárate from GiD team will visit several universities and research centers in Mexico.

The GiD team has the purpose to get closer to the GiD users community. For this reason is dedicating resources to visit universities and research centers.

The aim of this travel is to get in touch with the GiD users comunity in Mexico, giving them support in the creation of new problemtypes in GiD using the new CustomLib.

Javier will also take the opportunity to present the GiD v13 news and teach GiD courses to the researchers.

The trip includes visits to the Universidad de Guanajuato, CIMAT, also located in Guanajuato, and the Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, in Morelia.

Javier G√°rate working in Guanajuato, Mexico
Javier G√°rate working in Guanajuato, Mexico

 

First GiD13 developer version

New developments had started, GiD13.1.0d is ready to download on windows 32 and 64 bits, linux and MAC OSX comming soon.

Take a look at what’s new:

General:

Allow multiple tries to create the temporary GiD folder (to avoid conflicts running multiple copies simultaneously)
File browser, fix error sorting filenames
File browser, fix error opening to select files

Preprocess:

Save with the model the state open/close of the tree of layers and groups
Fixed bug that prevent stop meshing
Fixed bug deleting a group assigned to face element entities
Fixed error drawing hexahedra meshes in render mode with immediate or display list mode
Fixed bug meshing surfaces skipping entities

Postprocess:

New icon in the standard bar of postprocess to play animations.
New preference option to set the number of labels of the results color scale.
Legends: corrections when moving them around (Utilities –> Tools –> Move Screen Objects) and printing them in High Resolution snapshots.
Vectors: when printing with HighResolution, do not reduce the quality of the rendered vectors and do it only for faster screen rendering.

Customization:

New GiD-Tcl subcommand GiD_Mesh get nodesdistance
New GiD-Tcl subcommand GiD_Mesh get element from_face ?-ordered?
variable set ::GidPriv(HideMeshProgress) 1 to hide the mesh progress window
New GiD-Tcl events GiD_Event_AfterSaveGIDProject, GiD_Event_AfterNewGIDProject

One year free licence for the attendees of WCCM 2016

From 24th to 29th July the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) will take place in Seoul, Korea.

We are proud to annouce that all the attendees will receive a one year free licence of GiD version 13.
The attendees will find a GiD brochure inside the congress bags with all the information in order to get it.

For further information please visit wccm2016.org

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New GiD 13 Version Released

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GiD 13 is ready to download, is available on:

This version have been released in the framework of the 8th GiD Convention on Advances and Applications of GiD, take a look of what has been presented and access to GiD courses material

Down here you have a presentation of GiD 13 news but you can also read the full¬†list of¬†what’s new from 12 to 13

8th Workshop of CODE_BRIGHT

Code_brightToday 19th May is taking place a workshop of GiD and a coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical module: CODE_BRIGHT.

CODE_BRIGHT is a Finite Element Method (FEM) program capable of performing coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) analysis in geological media. It has been developed at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering and Geo-Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
CODE_BRIGHT uses GiD as a pre and post processor.

Find more information about the workshop here.

Import Star Wars 3D models in GiD

Did you know that GiD can import .obj files?
From preprocessing just select in top menu¬†Files->Import->OBJ Wavefront mesh…
With this option it is possible to read mesh files with obj format (Wavefront Technologies).

A Star Wars fan? Video CoPilot are giving away a collection of 3D models about the epic franchise! You can download the pack from here.

Just try the .obj importation in GiD with this pack and import meshes of your favourite characters like R2-D2 or BB-8.

May GiD be with you!

R2-D2 3D model imported in GiD
R2-D2 3D model imported in GiD

GiD supports MPM research community

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The Material Point Method (MPM) research community has organized a training course about Modelling and simulation of soil-water interaction for dredging applications using MPM.

The course will take place tomorrow May 3rd at the University of Cambridge, UK.

GiD is providing free licences to be used by the participants of the training course.

More information about MPM: www.mpm-dredge.eu