News And Events

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:


  • 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


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


  • 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

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¬† Check¬†what’s new¬†in this version.

Visit and download the latest developer version GiD13.1.10d. Discover the latests news in this version.

Buy SpreadDEM in the GiD shop

SpreadDEMNow you can purchase your SpreadDEM licences throught the GiD shop.

SpreadDEM is developed for MS Windows and can be purchased as a local or USB licence. The local version is a licence for a single PC/Laptop while the USB is a portable licence associated to a specific memory stick.

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

Uses GiD as pre and post processor and takes advantage of the GiD customization tools to adapt the GUI appearance to SpreadDEM needs.

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.

Find more information about SpreadDEM here and learn more about GiD shop here.

Perform virtual experiments of centrifugal spreaders with SpreadDEM


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

Obtain spread patterns, transversal distributions of fertiliser and the coefficient of variation easily by importing your spreader geometry.

Improve your design by analysing the detailed flow of particles from the hopper onto the disc and from there to the ground, tracking individual trajectories, velocities and impact points.

SpreadDEM has been developed in CIMNE by the DEMPack team.

Based on GiD and DEMPack

SpreadDEM uses GiD as pre and post processor and takes advantage of the GiD customization tools to adapt the GUI appearance to SpreadDEM needs.

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.


Easy to use

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 steps


Past November, SpreadDEM team attended the¬†Agritechnica 2017, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for agricultural machinery, presenting¬†SpreadDEM to the leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery.

In February 2018 SpreadDEM team will attend FIMA2018, the 40 International Fair of Agricultural Machinery, that will take place on 20-24 February in Zaragoza, Spain.

Find more information about SpreadDEM here.

9th GiD convention


The 9th GiD convention on Advances and Applications of GiD will be held from 6th to 8th June 2018 in Barcelona.

The objective of this event 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 graphic visualization of numerical results.

Furthermore, the 14th version of GiD will be released in the frame of the GiD Convention, and its new features will be presented.

One day will be devoted to workshop where advanced topics related with pre, post processing and customization will be discussed and, in the following two days, courses on GiD and calculation modules connected to it will take place.

The courses attendees will receive an exclusive 1 year GiD v14 professional licence for free.

Find more information in

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.

damm gid

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.

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