Note: Code developers can download the GiDpost tool from the GiD web page (; this is a C/C++/Fortran library for creating postprocess files for GiD in both ASCII and compressed binary format.

This is the ASCII format description:

The first line of the files with results written in this new postprocess format should be:

GiD Post Results File <version>

where <version> must be:

1.0 in general

>=1.1 in case of binary compressed format

>=1.2 in case of contain some OnNurbsSurface result

Comment lines are allowed and should begin with a '#'. Blank lines are also allowed.

Results files can also be included with the keyword include, for instance:

include "My Other Results File"

This is useful, for instance, for sharing several GaussPoints definitions and ResultRangeTable among different analyses.

This 'include' should be outside the Blocks of information.

There are several types of Blocks of information, all of them identified by a keyword:

  • GaussPoints: Information about gauss points: name, number of gauss points, natural coordinates, etc.;
  • ResultRangesTable: Information for the result visualization type Contour Ranges: name, range limits and range names;
  • Result: Information about a result: name, analysis, analysis/time step, type of result, location, values;
  • ResultGroup: several results grouped in one block. These results share the same analysis, time step, and location (nodes or gauss points).

File filePostprocess results format