News And Events

New GiD developer version 13.1.9d

A new developer version have been released. GiD13.1.9d is ready to download from our webpage.

Check¬†what’s new in this version:


  • Fixed bug in unstructured quadrilateral mesher that made GiD crashes in some cases where the surface to mesh had holes.
  • Added some check in octree volume mesher when there are forced points inside volumes, to avoid pathological situations that may lead the program to crash. These pathological situations happens when a forced point suposed to be inside a volume is actually onto some of its contour surfaces.


  • New plugin ‘gid_slippy’ and gid_map package to import topography from tile map servers
  • New tcl GiD_Project subcommand¬†GiD_Project view ?clip_planes_x |clip_planes_y| clip_planes_z| clip_planes_margin| rotation_vector| rotation_factor |rotation_matriz| rotation_center| perspective_distance| perspective_ortho_near| perspective_ortho_far| perspective_factor| perspective_view| view_mode| render_mode| ligth_vector?
  • New tcl GiD_OpenGL draw subcommands to allow handle textures: -gentextures -deletetextures -bindtexture
  • togl widget renamed to gid_togl (to avoid name conflict with tcl3d package) and added drawing callbacks to be defined in Tcl instead of C (-createcommand, -displaycommand, -reshapecommand, -destroycommand, -overlaydisplaycommand, -timercommand)
  • GiD_Info conditions -localaxes: new¬†-array¬†option to efficiently return as arrays the ids and values of local axes
  • New¬†GiD_Info library names|version|format_version <library_name>
  • GiD_ModifyData localaxis <condition_name> ?geometry|mesh? <entity_ids…> <entiy_euler_angles…>
  • GiD_Geometry list¬†new option¬†?-material <id_material>?¬†to filter the selection
  • New Tcl¬†GiD_Event_BeforeOpenFile
  • Predefined procedure to be used to select a group in a question as¬†TKWIDGET: GidUtils::TkwidgetGetGroupname
  • gid_cross_platform::run_as_administrator, return process exit value
  • Fixed bug changing field values with units of a just renamed material
  • Avoid crash of buffer overflow with too long questions in some special case

New tool for automatic modeling of arch dams

Researchers from CIMNE, including Javier San Mauro and Fernando Salazar, have developed an interactive tool for automatic predimensioning and numerical modeling of arch dams. The aim of this tool is to perform in an automatic way the generation of the geometry, the mesh, and the assignment of the boundary conditions.

This tool represents an innovation to design FEM models of double-curvature arch dams in front other solutions based on recommendations of traditional technical documents without taking into account the possibilities of computer-aided design.



Another characteristic is the tool is integrated with the pre and post process software GiD, which allows taking advantage of its functionalities, such as mesh generation and results analysis. It is also coupled with a specific application for thermo-mechanical analysis of dams, developed in Kratos Multiphysics. The whole design process can be followed in a unique environment, because the structural response of preliminary designs can be computed and the results considered to refine the dam geometry.

The work will be presented during the 14th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams. The Workshop is been helding from the 6th to the 8th September 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

A preliminar version of this work was presented in the past GiD convention.

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New GiD Mesh Library


GiD team is proud to anounce the release of the GiD Mesh Library (GiDML).

The GiDML is a collection of libraries (modules) that offers a wide range of meshing functionalities.  It contains three main families of modules: mesh generation, mesh edition and mesh analysis.


GiDML is structured in different modules, each one of them focused on specific meshing features. Each software should choose the module it wants to be connected to, depending on its needs. The library is permanently in evolution, including new modules in the future, to cover a wide range of meshing needs.


Why use GiDML?

GiDML is a solution for software developers who needs to integrate meshing features in their code.  GiDML includes most of the meshing featu­res of GiD pre and postprocessing system, as well as and some new ones. So the developers will take advantage fo theses capabilities.

It is mainly developed by the GiD team, but is opened to other developers to integrate their own module. The developers will benefit with several advantages such as the access to our dissemination channels.

GiDML is a library without graphical user interface. Developers can access for free and without limitation to an input/output module, which provides the API functions to get and set the data from and to the corresponding GiDML modules.

Find all the information regarding the new GiD Mesh Library in

GiD team is attending the COMPLAS 2017


This year COMPLAS is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first COMPLAS conference in 1987 and the GiD team will join the celebration.

The COMPLAS 2017 will take place in Barcelona from 5th to 7th September.

GiD team will be present with its stand where you will be able to speak directly with the developers. Do not hesitate to ask your questions and discuss about the latests GiD news.

The objectives of COMPLAS 2017 are to address both the theoretical bases for the solution of plasticity problems and the numerical algorithms necessary for efficient and robust computer implementation. COMPLAS 2017 aims to act as a forum for practitioners in the field to discuss recent advances and identify future research directions.

COMPLAS 2017 is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). It is also an International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) Special Interest Conference.

For further information please visit

New GiD online shop

We are proud to announce that the GiD online shop has been launched.

Now you are able to buy, in few steps, your GiD licences as well as the GiD manuals in paper format.


We wanted to make the shopping experience as easy as possible. You only need to create an account and select the products that you want.

From the online shop you can also take advantage of several discounts.
Remember that you will get from 10% discount if you purchase two or more licences.
Also if you own older GiD versions you will get a discount up to 60% for the upgrade. Just check the GiD prices and discounts in our website.

The payment can be done by credit card or bank transfer and from your profile you are able to manage your purchases.

Welcome to the GiD online shop!

GiD+OpenSees interface featured in OpenSees website

openseesinterfaceThe GiD+OpenSees interface has been featured in the OpenSees official website.

This interface, developed in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, offers the connection between GiD and the OpenSees solver.

It is delivered as open source, under the GNU General Public License. And the latest release is 2.1.1.

GiD+OpenSees 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.

Find more information about GiD+OpenSees in their official website.

New developer version GiD 13.1.7d

A new developer version have been released. GiD13.1.7d is ready to download for all platforms from our webpage.

Check¬†what’s new in this version:


  • Fix error with folder name with {} characters


  • VBO render smooth smoothing volume mesh by error
  • Fix error listing curves


  • Graphs: clear graph needs to do a redraw
  • Correct graphs submenus


  • Problemtype windows were not translated
  • Using GiD_Result get … without the -sets flags GiD crashes

GiD will be present in CEM’17


The CEM’17 international workshop will take place from the 21st to 24th of June in Barcelona, Spain.

CEM’17 is a friendly platform to discuss recent progress in all areas related to computing, electromagnetics, computational science and engineering (CSE), multiphysics problems, high-performance computing (HPC), and parallel computing.

The GiD team will attend the workshop on its 10-year anniversary! We will be in our stand answering your questions and giving information about our latests developments.

Find more information about the CEM’17 workshop in their official website.

New developer version GiD 13.1.6d

The new GiD13.1.6d is ready to download for all platforms from our webpage.

Check what’s new in this version:


  • macOS: Fixed problems with mouse wheel events in Mac os X.
  • Labels: Fixed error when drawing labels on nodes. Labels are also drawn in geometry render modes for the visualized entities.
  • Fonts: default quality setting changed to ‘sharp edges’. Also the default fonts are changed to GiD ones.


  • Isostufing volume mesher removed (octree must be used instead)
  • Create points from selection of nodes


  • Spaceball / Mouse 3D: Fixed problems with spaceball events
  • Contour Legends: Now their height can be modified through the preferences window, Preferences–>Postprocess–>Legend options. The height can be adjusted in absolute pixels or relative height %.
  • Delaunay:
    • corrected crash when using the ‘Cull big elements’ filter’;
    • corrected the ‘single mesh for all points’ options;
    • elements of the new created meshes are now renumbered;
    • the setting PostDelaunayCullBigElements is now also in the preferences window.


  • Deprecated bitmaps folder deleted
  • GiD_Thumbnail new option: to get the current view in vectorial format GiD_Thumbnail get_vectorial STL|VRML
  • WarnWinText: added contextual menu with options to change the font size of displayed text, switch between proportional or fixed spacing and reset to original font.