News And Events

Work with models up to 10000 nodes for free

During this week the GiD 14.1.0 developer version has been released.

One of the news for this version is that the node limit for free version has been notably increased.

Now you can use all the capabilities of GiD with models up to 10000 nodes without the need to purchase a licence.

Check the complete list of what’s new in GiD 14.1.0 developer version and download it now for all platforms.

New GiD developer version 14.1.0d

The new GiD14.1.0d developer version is ready to download for all platforms from our webpage.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:

General: 

  • Background image and textures:¬†now a GIF image can be used.
  • Progress bar¬†tcl error solved.
  • Snapshots:¬†red line when doing gif solved. Also happened with gif and jpg snapshots.
  • Node limit increased to 10.000 nodes for free version.
  • Graphical fonts¬†can be drawnwith even smoother edges using lcd subpixel rendering on preferences –> fonts panel.
  • Preferences:¬†now preferences are stored inside¬†$HOME/.gid/ folder, these include GiD’s, mesher and problem-type preferences.

Preprocess:

  • Frozen layers:¬†avoid delete lowerentities on frozen layers.
  • Mesh menu options¬†correctly placed: Create raster nodes and elements.
  • New import option, to import gidml mesh format (input/output format for GiD Mesh Library).
  • Overlapped labels¬†in preprocess are¬†drawn in RED.¬†Option to enable or disable this feature in the 3rd mouse button menu, under Label. This will help to indenfity geometrical entities which are potentially too close, for instance repeated points, which will be affected by a¬†Geometry –> Collapse¬†operation. Overlapped labels are the ones which share almost the same space coordinates, i.e. within the Automatic (import) tolerance, defined in the¬†Import¬†section of the preferences window.
  • Divide surface tool allow change view with U or V selection window is opened (window changed from modal to modeless), and¬†u == 0, v == 0¬†lines drawn enhanced
  • Fixed bug that made GiD crash in some pathological situations with semi-structured volumes and skip entities automatically option set.
  • Fixed bug affecting some models when checking the compatibilities between meshing properties before beginning the meshing process.
  • Planar surfaces store esplicitly the render mesh (previously only a OpenGL drawing list was known), and it is saved in the¬†.rdr¬†render mesh file.

Postprocess:

  • Graphs window: new clipboard copy option in contextual menu (e.g. to allow paste in MS. Excel)
  • Multiple Windows:¬†options moved as sub-menu in the top menu bar, as in preprocess.
  • Results’ cache + Convert cuts to sets:¬†add warning and suggestion to increase memory and save model just after the conversions, otherwise the created results will be lost.
  • Complex results:¬†solved crash when drawing complex matrices after drawing complex vectors.
  • corrected error: last selected result and automatic comments are wrong when selecting a contour fill of a different result thant the last used for deformation.
  • HDF5 read + results cache:¬†corrected error when canceling the reading process.
  • Graphs labels¬†as in postprocess view.
  • Option to enable¬†multiple line labels,¬†for graphs, vectors and matrix labels.
  • Utilities–> Set Contour Limits¬†corrected behaviour: it’s maintained when changing from post to pre and back, between sessions, in the legend it’s drawn different than user-defined limits, and has been added to the preferences window in the¬†Contour Fill¬†section.
  • Line graphs:
    • correct calculation of the ‘line variation‘ option, i.e. solved loop problem. Line variation uses the 3D distance of the created graph as abcisses, for instance on non planar surfaces.
    • added option ‘Line projection‘, which uses the 2-clicked-point-line projected distances as abcisses.
    • added ‘2d constraint’ option to the contextual menu of line graphs, so line graphs are created by projecting the created line along the z axis to the surface and discarding the ‘z-coord’ of the surface (for the line variation and line projection options).
  • Polar graphs:¬†now labels in polar graphs are shown where they should be. Selection of polar labels also works now.
  • Logarithmic graphs: corrected problems when drawing and using logarithmic scale and options.
  • Complex scalars:¬†gid now calculates the modulus of complex scalars and shows it to the user for results visualization.
  • Complex vectors:¬†GiD now calculates the modulus of each x, y, z component and shows it to the user for results visualization.
  • Complex scalars:¬†also appear in vectors menu, to display the complex number as a vector, as well as¬†Complex vectors¬†components (x, y, z), which can be viewed as separated complex numbers.
  • Animation of complex vectors: An harmonic animation can be performed for a complex vector when this is used to deform the mesh and the ‘single step animation’ is selected in the Animation Window. After confirming the harmonic animation, the number of steps for this animation will be asked, the deformation factor and the user will be informed that temporary results will be created to perform the animation. When the harmonic animation is stopped or the animation window is closed these temporary results will be deleted and the visualization will go back to the first deformation.
  • Interior faces of volume sets:¬†now enabling interior faces of hexahedra, prisms and pyramids they are drawn in va/vbo when visualizing gauss points results (contour fill).
  • Create results window:¬†allow operate with results ‘on gauss points’ with more than 1 gauss point, and efficiency enhanced using objarray objects.
  • Main Matrix results:¬†corrected crash when reading these result types.
  • Deformation on results’ icon bar:¬†now the ‘1x’ button instead of deformation the mesh with factor 1x, asks the user for a new factor. also the scale is adjusted so that for very huge factors (1e+20) factor 1 appears as 1 and not as 0 (due to accuracy error).

Customization:

  • CustomLib:¬†updated library.
  • Tcl-command:¬†RestartGUI to restart Tcl/Tk gui after icons and fonts changes.
  • Raster GDAL import, option to smooth values to nodes or not
  • Raster GDAL import, fix error calculating z with no_data values
  • TclLib packages updated from 1.18 to 1.19
  • Tcl-command list entities:¬†corrected changed format of output results information. New format is under -nice option to see.
  • New¬†GiD_Event_MessageBoxOptionsButtonsModeless
  • GiD_Info events -args <event_name>
  • Nomenclature big change:¬†all GiD events now with prefix ‘GiD_Event_’ (old events are raised also for back compatibility)
  • GiD_Geometry get line|surface <id> render_mesh, to obtain the information of the render mesh of the line or surface.
  • GiD events, updated nomenclature, and now is necessary register our procs to be called when the event happen, with¬†GiD_RegisterEvent <event_name> <procedure> ?<category>? ?<propietary>?
  • Img Tcl package updated in Windows from version 1.4.1 to 1.4.7 (with fixed bugs capturing the image of a widget)
  • GiD_Mesh list new filter -element_type <list_of_types>
  • package gid_helpviewer 1.0 -> 1.1 with some fixed bugs (copy text, fing, keyboard bindings)

The 2nd International Conference on the MPM has been announced

logo_mpm[1]The 2nd International Conference on the Material Point Method for Modeling Soil-Water-Structure Interaction, organized by the Anura3D MPM Research Community, will take place on 8-10 January 2019 at University of Cambridge (UK).

The conference will be accompanied by the release of Anura3D v2019.1 MPM software and followed by an Anura3D training course on 11 January 2019.

Find all the detailed information in the official website mpm2019.eu.

New GiD official version 14.0.1

The new GiD14.0.1 official version have been released and can be downloaded for all platforms.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:

General:

  • Progress bar¬†tcl error solved.
  • Snapshots:¬†red line when doing gif solved. Also happened with gif and jpg snapshots.
  • Undo: avoid that some file dialogs are re-opened while doing undo

Preprocess:

  • Frozen layers:¬†avoid delete lowerentities on frozen layers.
  • Mesh menu options¬†correctly placed: Create raster nodes and elements.
  • Zmesher: fix bug not meshing 2D isolated nodes
  • IGES import, fixed bug with unbounded plane entities
  • Fixed bug dividing a curve very close to an existing knot, better not to insert a new one.
  • DXF export, fixed bug with GiD arcs.

Postprocess:

  • Results’ cache + Convert cuts to sets:¬†add warning and suggestion to increase memory and save model just after the conversions, otherwise the created results will be lost.
  • Complex results:¬†solved crash when drawing complex matrices after drawing complex vectors.
  • corrected error: last selected result and automatic comments are wrong when selecting a contour fill of a different result thant the last used for deformation.
  • HDF5 read + results cache: corrected error when canceling the reading process.
  • Utilities–> Set Contour Limits¬†corrected behaviour: it’s maintained when changing from post to pre and back, between sessions, in the legend it’s drawn different than user-defined limits, and has been added to the preferences window in the¬†Contour Fill¬†section.
  • Line graphs:¬†correct calculation of the ‘line variation‘ option, i.e. solved loop problem. Line variation uses the 3D distance of the created graph as abcisses, for instance on non planar surfaces.
  • Line graphs:¬†added option ‘Line projection‘, which uses the 2-clicked-point-line projected distances as abcisses.
  • Complex scalars:¬†gid now calculates the modulus of complex scalars and shows it to the user for results visualization.
  • Complex vectors:¬†GiD now calculates the modulus of each x, y, z component and shows it to the user for results visualization.
  • Complex scalars:¬†also appear in vectors menu, to display the complex number as a vector, as well as¬†Complex vectors¬†components (x, y, z), which can be viewed as separated complex numbers.
  • Interior faces of volume sets:¬†now enabling interior faces of hexahedra, prisms and pyramids they are drawn in va/vbo when visualizing gauss points results (contour fill).
  • Vtk export: fixed bug exporting a mesh without any result
  • KML export: fix Tcl error opening the file dialog.
  • Fixed memory bug saving cuts to file.

Customization:

  • Tcl-command:¬†RestartGUI to restart Tcl/Tk gui after icons and fonts changes.
  • Raster GDAL import, fix error calculating z with no_data values
  • Tcl-command list entities:¬†corrected changed format of output results information. New format is under -nice option to see.
  • Fixed bug drawing all materials, color of elements became corrupted
  • Fixed bug in .bas templates with variables with name starting like math funcions max, min, sin, cos,…
  • Transform: fixed bug transforming questions storing tables #N#
  • Transform: fixed bug transforming conditions with symbols associated

GiD team will be present in the WCCM 2018

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From 22th to 27th July the World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM) will take place in New York, USA.

The 13th World Congress in Computational Mechanics is expected to be one of the largest Computational Mechanics gatherings in the United States, with an expected participation from all parts of the globe, representing multiple sectors, including academia, government and industry.

GiD team will be present in the congress with a exhibitor booth. Visit us and you will be able to know all the news from GiD v14 from the hand of the GiD developers.  Feel free to ask your questions and give us your feedback.

Find more information about the WCCM in wccm2018.org.

See you in NY!

9th GiD Convention: a success of participation

The 9th GiD Convention that was celebrated from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Barcelona was a success of participation.

The meeting that is celebrated every two years, hosted a workshop with a full programme of conferences (18), attended by 60 people, and a complete list of courses (GiD basic and advanced, Kratos, Anura3D and GiD+OpenSees) that have been also very well welcomed by the participants.

Half a hundred people have followed the different courses proposed by the GiD team on occasion of the 9th edition of this meeting that this year commemorated also 20 years of GiD as a commercial product. Also, during the event, it was presented the 14th version of GiD, recently launched to the market.

The courses materials are available to download.

Find more information regarding the new GiD v14 here.

Check all the 9th GiD convention photos in the GiD website.

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GiD present in the ECCM-ECFD 2018

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From 11th to 15th June the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics and the 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics will take place in Glasgow, Scotland.

The congresses will take place coinciding with 25th anniversary of ECCOMAS (European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences an Engineering),

All the attendees will find the new GiD brochure inside the congress bags, presenting the new GiD version 14.

If you are attending the congress and you have any question regarding new GiD v14 just let us know in our social media!

For further information please visit www.eccm-ecfd2018.org.

 

9th GiD convention registration deadline extended to 1st May

The registration deadline for the 9th GiD convention has been extended to 1st May.

The objective of convention is to bring together users and developers of GiD pre/post processing system in order to exchange ideas and experiences on the generation of data for computer simulation and the graphical visualization of numerical results.

Join us during 3 days of workshops and courses about simulation. You also will have the opportunity to discover GiD v14, that will be launched that day.

Remember that thee courses attendees will receive an exclusive 1 year GiD v14 professional licence.

Don’t miss the opportunity and check all the information regarding the event here.

See you in Barcelona next June!

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New GiD developer version 13.1.11d

A new developer version have been released. GiD13.1.11d is ready to download from our webpage.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:

Preprocess:

  • Geometry->Edit->Hole surface, now allow also planar surfaces, multiple holes, and define holes with lines or other surfaces
  • Mesh->Edit mesh->Move nodes z raster (to set the z of the mesh from a raster file)
  • Nodes/Elements to grid surfaces: allow select the desired entities.
  • More features of Zmesher (cartesian mesher, for Finite Difference methods)
  • Iges import, try to preserve groups
  • Option to choose between different types of mesh in preferences window: Body-fitted, Embedded or Cartesian
  • Unstructured mesher for volumes assignable to each entity, among Advancing front, Tetgen (Delaunay based) and Octree.
  • Rearranged meshing preferences
  • Background image read from file stored in memory to allow save/re-read it with the model

Postprocess:

  • Native support of HDF5 postprocess format.
  • Correct bug merging multiple meshes
  • Automatic animations: follow a node

Customization:

  • Vtk Tcl package updated from 5.8.0 to 8.0.1
  • GiD_Event_BeforeSetVariable / GiD_Event_AfterSetVariable
  • GiD_Event_GetRecommendedMeshSize, GiD_Event_MessageBoxGetGeneralMeshSize
  • Calculix results import, fixed bug reading results of zero components
  • CARAT IGA import, allow jumps in surface numbers
  • GiD_Info Mesh EmbeddedDistances, to get the ids of nodes and distances to boundary for embedded mesh type