News And Events

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)

Discover the new Iber version 2.5

The new Iber version 2.5 has been launched and is available for download from its official website.

This new version is based on the GiD 14.1.1d version and includes several improvements including new tools and 2 new calculation modules, IberHABITAT and IberPLUS. Find all the modules available here.

What’s new in Iber v2.5

  • New pre and postprocess toolbar, including new macros.


  • New inlet condition: Stepped discharge


  • New internal condition: Mobile gates

  • New tool for pre and postprocessing (geometry from points, topography options, export results, etc.)


  • New IberHABITAT module. This module is able to assess fish habitat.


  • New IberPlus module.¬†For¬†GPU-CUDA calculations. This¬†module is currently in beta version.

Discover Iber

Iber is a¬†two-dimensional software for the simulation of free surface flow, morphodynamics and transport processes in rivers and estuaries, developed by the Water and Environmental Engineering Group,¬†GEAMA¬†(University of A Coru√Īa) and the¬†Flumen Institute¬†(Polytechnic University of Catalonia, UPC, and International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering,¬†CIMNE).

Iber team offers high-level and quality courses, designed on the basis of their expertise and looking for passing on their knowledge to the society. Discover the training options here.

For further information please visit

New GiD official version 14.0.2

The new GiD14.0.2 official version have been released and its ready to download.

Check what’s new in this version:


  • Graphical fonts¬†can be drawnwith even smoother edges using lcd subpixel rendering on preferences –> fonts panel.


  • Fixed bug that made GiD crash in some pathological situations with semi-structured volumes and skip entities automatically option set.
  • Divide surface tool¬†u == 0, v == 0¬†lines drawn enhanced
  • Fixed bug concerning contact volumes orientation checking in the ‘repair model’ functionality.
  • Fixed bug that made GiD crash in some configurations when SkipEntities option was set.


  • Line graphs: 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).
  • Create results window:¬†allow operate with results ‘on gauss points’ with more than 1 gauss point.
  • 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).
  • 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.


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.