News And Events

GiD team will be present in the COMPLAS 2019


The XV International Conference on Computational Plasticity (COMPLAS 2019), will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from 3rd to 5th September 2019.

GiD team will join the conference with our exhibitor booth 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 conference


The¬†conference will be held at the¬†Crowne Plaza,¬†a modern hotel in downtown Barcelona with very good connections to the airport and the city center. It is located in the heart of Montju√Įc.

The first fourteen conferences in the series were technically and academically successful and these meetings have become established events in the field of computational plasticity. We intend to make of COMPLAS 2019 a step forward in the history of the COMPLAS conferences.

COMPLAS 2019 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.

Find more information in the official website

New GiD developer version 14.1.4d

The new GiD14.1.4d developer version have been released and its ready to download.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:


  • Register GiD menus separed by type of licence


  • Fixed bug concerning concentration of elements in structured lines
  • Skip Entities option can now be used also for non-NURBS surfaces
  • MinElem surface mesher and render mesher improved generating automatic structured meshes in case the topology of the geometry allows it
  • Improved performance in unstructured surface mesher
  • Fixed bug in unstructured quadrilateral mesher
  • Ply import allow line elements
  • Improved 2D transformation when meshing with some meshers in planar surfaces


  • GiD_WriteCalculationFile, fixed some bugs using native groups (-number_ranges,…)
  • fixed bug GiD_Info Layers -bbox -use Geometry (do not take into account possible bounding box of GiD_Event_GetBoundingBox or background image)
  • UNV import plugin 1.4: faster and with progress bar
  • KML import/export plugin 1.3, fixed bug exporting vectorial mesh in post, and importing in pre, and progress bar
  • Fixed bug not raising some GiD_Event_AfterCreateGraph
  • Twapi package updated from 4.1.27 to 4.3.5
  • Verifp package updated from 1.36 to 1.37 (fix listing extra wrong usbs in Windows)
  • GiD_Geometry get volume new options has_holes|index_boundaries
  • Groups edit|get allowed_element_types (CustomLib conditions ov_element_types) to restrict types of elements.
  • CustomLib values new optional attribute show_in_window

GiD team will be present in the COUPLED 2019


GiD team will be present in the 8th edition of the International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering (COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019).

The congress atendees will be able to know all the news from GiD v14 from the hand of the GiD developers in our exhibitor booth. Feel free to ask your questions and give us your feedback.

Stay tunned to our social media to get the latest updates from the congress.

The congress


The COUPLED PROBLEMS 2019 congress will be held on 3-5 June 2019 in Sitges, a beautiful village located in the southern Mediterranean coast of Barcelona in Spain.

The objectives of the congress are to present and discuss state of the art, mathematical models, numerical methods and computational techniques for solving coupling problems of multidisciplinary character in science and engineering. The conference goal is to make step forward in the formulation and solution of real life problems with a multidisciplinary vision, accounting for all the complex couplings involved in the physical description of the problem.

The conference is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) and a Special Interest Conference of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM). It is also supported by other scientific organizations in Europe and worldwide.

Please find all the information in the official congress website.

11th Short course on CODE_BRIGHT


The 11th short course on CODE_BRIGHT will take place from 5th to 7th June 2019.

The course will be held at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, located in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

CODE_BRIGHT is a general-purpose code for the 3-D analysis of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) phenomena in geological media. Application fields cover geoenvironmental engineering and geotechnical engineering.
CODE_BRIGHT uses GiD as a pre and post processor.

The three days course will permit the participants to learn how works CODE_BRIGHT, from the fundamentals to solving advanced problems.

Participants are encouraged to bring their personal computers to be used during tutorial sessions. It is strongly recommended to use a Windows 64-bit operating system.

Register and find all the information and the detailed agenda in the official website of the course.

New GiD developer version 14.1.3d

The new GiD14.1.3d developer version is ready to download from our webpage.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:


  • Process is more strict and in general accept only complete keywords, not abbreviatures


  • Fixed some bug in properties compatibilization of semi-structured volumes performed before the meshing process
  • DXF import, fig bug infinite loop finding blocks section
  • Force points to volume mesh available also for structured and semi-structured volumes
  • Improved performance in embedded mesh generation
  • Bounding box of curves, enhance calculation finding numerically points of maximum and minimum coordinates
  • Contact volumes implemented also for different shaped surfaces with holes


  • InvertSelection
  • Fix bug sending entities to another set, old or new, or to back/front
  • Fix crash converting cuts to sets with mesh variable along time
  • Allow convert a single cut to set
  • Fix bugs of legends in case that there is not any visible entity with its result defined


  • Fix customLib bug trying to apply a condition to mesh entities (the tree button was changing to geometry view by error)
  • New GiD variable DisplayStyle to allow set the postproces display style without use process commands.
  • New GiD_Set -array_names option
  • Tcl global variable ::ActionsMenuFunction storing the current function
  • GiD_WriteCalculationFile init -mode append
  • GiD_Info parametric: optional <t_seed> in t_fromcoord, and <u_seed> <v_seed> in uv_fromcoord or uv_projection_z_fromcoord
  • Command line argument -openglconfig now require values 1|0 (0 to force not to show the window to select OpenGL mode and theme)

Next CODE_BRIGHT users workshop will take place on May 16th 2019


The next workshop for CODE_BRIGHT users will be held on May 16th 2019 at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) Campus Nord, building D2.

The event is organized by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the UPC.

CODE_BRIGHT is a general-purpose code for the 3-D analysis of coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) phenomena in geological media. Application fields cover geoenvironmental engineering and geotechnical engineering.
CODE_BRIGHT uses GiD as a pre and post processor.

The workshop aims to bring together scientists and engineers with different backgrounds for one day of interaction to share experiences and promote joint initiatives.

Call for contributions to the workshop is now open until 30th April.

Find all the details in the official website of the workshop.

GiD sponsors the 5th Kratos Workshop


GiD is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th  Kratos Multiphysics Workshop along with global technology companies such as Altair and Siemens. As well the TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE).

The workshop is taking place at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) during this week.

GiD is offering financial support for the social event that will take place on Tuesday 26th March at the end of the sessions.

The Kratos Workshop is the main meeting of users and developers of the Kratos Multiphysics open-source framework. Its goal is to bring together developers, industrial users and researchers to present new features in the code and discuss new and potential applications.

During three days several presentations and discussion roundables will take place with the collaboration of several companies such as Airbus, BMW and Linde.

For detailed information follow us in Twitter and get all the updates of the workshop

V Kratos Workshop in TUM


The fifth edition of the Kratos Multiphysics Workshop will take place at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) from the 25th to the 27th of March 2019.  The Kratos Workshop is the main meeting of users and developers of the Kratos Multiphysics open-source framework. Its goal is to bring together developers, industrial users and researchers to present new features in the code and discuss new and potential applications.

During three days several presentations and discussion roundables will take place. As well as a hands-on Kratos Course. Participants are asked to bring their own laptop. The course will assume a basic level of knowledge of the Python language.

Find the detailed agenda and more information in the TUM official website:

Significant advances in FIBRESHIP project

The European project FIBRESHIP,  an innovation project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, has achieved significants advances during the first 18 months.

The main objective of the FIBRESHIP project is to generate the regulatory framework for designing and building of large-length ships in FRP (Fibre-Reinforced Polymers) material overcoming the technical challenges identified. In order to achieve this goal, the project is qualifying and auditing innovative FRP materials for marine applications, elaborating new designs and production guidelines, generating production and inspection methodologies, and developing numerical software tools capable of assessing the structural performance validated through experimental testing.

CIMNE and COMPASSIS are part of the project consortium and participates in different phases of the project.

CIMNE has developed an innovative computational model capable of simulating the non-linear performance of composite materials based on the Serial/Parallel Mixing Theory (S/P RoM). This method is able to predict different failure modes, such as delamination, matrix cracking or fibre breakage.

The numerical model has been validated using the results from a set of mechanical tests carried out at the University of Limerick (ULIM). Once the validation phase was successfully completed, the numerical model has been implemented by COMPASSIS in the commercial CAE software RamSeries v15, a GiD inside product.

Check all the achieved advances in the CORDIS website.

Find more information about FIBRESHIP project in the official website


New GiD developer version 14.1.2d

The new GiD14.1.2d developer version version have been released and its ready to download.

Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version:


  • Parasolid import updated to version 30100


  • Plugin to export preprocess mesh in Exodus II (HDF5) format
  • Create one geometric line by line element
  • Improvements in render mesh creation
  • Improvements and some bugs fixing in MinElem mesher.
  • Improvements in saving memory during meshing process.


  • Complex vector displecement results: animate the deformation along ‘theta’ periodic time (converting internally frequency domain to time domain)
  • Create statistical results window: root mean square


  • GiD_MeshData size|size_by_cordal_error|size_background_mesh|size_correct|unstructured|mesher|
  • GidUtils::PickEntities “faces ?FaceParentType Triangle Quadrilateral…?”
  • GiD_Mesh get element <num> normal|tangent|center|connectivities
  • GiD_Geometry get surface <surface_id> ?-force? render_mesh¬†(new -force option to force the creation of the render mesh)
  • New events:¬†GiD_Event_AfterSetAnalysis, GiD_Event_AfterSetTimeStep, GiD_Event_AfterSetResult, GiD_Event_AfterSetResultComponent
  • New¬†GiD_Event_AfterInsertGIDProject¬†(and¬†GiD_Event_AfterReadGIDProject¬†won’t be called when inserting a model, and¬†AfterLoadGIDProject¬†is deprecated)