GiD Versions

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)

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

New GiD 13.1.10d and GiD 13.0.4

A new developer and official version have been released and can be downloaded for all platforms.

The new official version¬†GiD13.0.4¬†can be downloaded from¬†www.gidhome.com/download/official-versions/. Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version.

Visit www.gidhome.com/download/developer-versions/ and download the latest developer version GiD13.1.10d. Discover the latests news in this version.

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:

Preprocess:

  • 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.

Customization:

  • 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 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:

General:

  • Fix error with folder name with {} characters

Preprocess:

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

Postprocess:

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

Customization:

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

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:

General:

  • 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.

Preprocess:

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

Postprocess:

  • 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.

Customization:

  • 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.

New version GiD 13.1.5d

A new developer version have been released. GiD13.1.5d is ready to download for all platforms from our webpage.

Discover what’s new in this version:

General:

  • Draw groups by color enhanced

Preprocess:

  • Labels: now geometry labels are also drawn in render flat (for lines and surfaces), render smooth (for surfaces) modes and any user/custom defined render modes.
  • Automatic creation of contact surfaces and contact volumes.

Postprocess:

  • Undefined results + VBO + Contour Fill: corrected error when drawing nodes without results, they were drawn using the out-of-minimum color, now they are drawn transparent, like with other rendering methods and previous versions. This also applies for result surface extrusion result visualization.
  • Results cache: corrected crash when using relative filenames in batch files and changing the current working directory and using results cache.
  • Contour Ranges: corrected the problem that caused that the text entires in the legend were cut and overdrawn.
  • Legend in external window: solved problem that ignore the current legend format.
  • “Send to new set”: corrected crahs when moving prisms and points to new sets.

Customization:

  • GiD_Event_AfterDeleteInterval
  • ChangeMainWindowTitle: new event to capture when GiD changes the main window title.
  • GiD_Geometry list new optional flag ?-higherentity <num_higher>? to filter entities with this amount of parents