plcdPLCd (PLastic Crack dynamic) is an implicit finite element code for the numerical simulation of nonlinear dynamic behavior of structures of complex constitution. PLCd code is developed at International Center for Numérical Method in Engineering (CIMNE) and at the Department of Structures and Strength of Materials of the Technic University of Catalonia (UPC).

To get more information about PLCd, please visit


Zmesher is able to generate 3D cartesian meshes of volumes, surfaces, lines and/or points. It is especially suitable for electromagnetic simulations of Finite Differences.

Tutorial can be found at: User Manual->METHODS FOR MESH GENERATION->Cartesian mesh

Zmesher has been implemented by a third part partner (University of Granada), and the first time that is used it will require an extra password

To set as mesher: Zmesher is needed to go to Preferences window and first from Mesh->General choose Cartesian inside Mesh type, and after apply, select Zmesher from Mesh->Cartesian

When you generate the mesh and is the first time that this mesher is used this window ask a password

The password could be freely obtained from the related web (and will be stored in the file scripts/TemporalVariables, to not ask it again)



DGGDaGGer (Dam Geometric GenERator) is a GiD-based interactive tool for automatic predimensioning and numerical modeling of double-curvature arch dams. The software was developed to achieve a complete definition of the dam and the supporting ground, even considering elements such as outlets, abutment walls, spillways, excavation shape and rock strata. This tool allows comparing several solutions during preliminary studies in an easy way, in order to obtain the optimum solution, regarding to minimize concrete and excavation volumes. Moreover there is an option to export the fitted geometry to other environments to carry out structural numerical simulations.

Research paper:

  1. J. Vicente, J. San Mauro, F. Salazar, and C. M. Baena, ‚ÄúAn Interactive Tool for Automatic Predimensioning and Numerical Modeling of Arch Dams,‚ÄĚ Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2017, Article ID 9856938, 12 pages, 2017.

To get more information about DGG, please contact CIMNE Madrid



SpreadDEM is the first industrial numerical tool to perform virtual experiments of centrifugal fertilizer spreaders oriented to designers and producers of agricultural machinery.

Based on DEMPack technology, a Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation, the trajectory of every single fertilizer particle is evaluated from the hopper to their contact with the ground.

SpreadDEM provides a complete and practical solution to optimize the design of the spreading machinery becoming an alternative to trial-and-error experimental testing. Thanks to its easy-to-use interface, users are able to simulate in a few intuitive steps and with minimal training the most significant results for the fertilizer spreading.

SpreadDEM has been developed in CIMNE by the DEMPack team.

Can be purchased in the GiD shop as a local or USB licence.

Find more information in


SAFIRSAFIR is a computer program that models the behavior of building and civil engineering structures subjected to fire. SAFIR runs thermal and mechanical analyses based on nonlinear finite element method.
The structure can be made of a 3D skeleton of linear elements such as beams and columns, in conjunction with planar elements such as slabs and walls. Volumetric elements can be used for analysis of details in the structure such as connections. Different materials such as steel, concrete, timber, aluminum, gypsum or thermally insulating products can be used separately or in combination in the model.
To get more information about SAFIR, please go to:

I2M: Image to Mesh

I2M is an acronym to name the plug-in “Image to Mesh”. With this plug-in we can import into GiD data in digital image format and generate the mesh directly from the image data.

This plug-in is available from internet retrieve option since release GiD 13.1.4d.


The current version is able to import one 2D image a perform an extrusion along n slices. For next releases we are working on new features to be able to import multiple slices and images in 3D volume format.

Using this plug-in we are able to analyze long fiber composite, see below some images of this process:




GiD+OpenSees Interface

openseesinterfaceThe 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 the user-friendly general graphical pre/post processor GiD. It is available as an add-on (problemtype) for GiD and delivered as open source, under the GNU General Public License.

The interface currently provides a comprehensive set of materials and 1D/2D/3D elements for linear and nonlinear static analysis and will be subsequently extended to time-history analysis as well.

More information at:

iGP: PFLOTRAN interface

iGPiGP is the interface between GiD and PFLOTRAN and is developed by Amphos 21. GiD is a powerful universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering and is developed by the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), a research and development organization based in Barcelona (Spain). PFLOTRAN is an open source, state-of-the-art flow and reactive transport code.  iGP provides a powerful and  user-friendly pre and post-processing environment to PFLOTRAN. In iGP, the user can define different regions, set different materials, apply different boundary and initial conditions, mesh complex geometries (using structured, semi-structured or fully unstructured grids), run PFLOTRAN and post-process the results.

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LAMMPS is a GiD-problemtype that wraps the LAMMPS classical molecular dynamics (see

GUI for some general data and postprocess animation of a result:

Download here module and unzip it inside the /problemtypes GiD folder, Then you can load it in GiD from the menu Data->Problemtype->LAMMPS

This version includes LAMMPS compiled for Windows x32. The same version will work on Windows x64, must simply copy the contents of LAMMPS.gid\bin\win-x32 to LAMMPS.gid\bin\win-x64

For Linux platform must add the appropiated binaries to LAMMPS.gid\bin\linux-xx