• Does GiD support 3D graphic cards?

The 3D graphic cards status:

  • GiD can be accelerated by any 3D graphics card that supports OpenGL.

There is a feature to disconnect the hardware acceleration of a graphics card that is not working properly. Check the 'Repair GiD' option in the MS Windows start menu.

Note: To disconnect a 3D graphics card that is not working correctly in MS Windows, see the screen properties panel. In some cards, the acceleration is automatically disconnected selecting to display with 256 colors or true color.

This is non exhaustive list of some tested graphic cards:

Test of some Graphic cards with GiD

Cards that works well

Brand

Model

Operating system

NVIDIA

GeForce 8600M GT, 8600 GT and GTS 256Mb

Windows Vista x32 SP1 & Windows XP x32 SP3

NVIDIA

GeForce 8800 GT 512Mb

Windows Vista x64 SP1 & Ubuntu 8.0.4 x64

NVIDIA

Quadro4 750 XGL 128Mb

Windows XP x32 SP3

NVIDIA

Quadro FX 1500

Linux Ubuntu 8.0.4 x64

(deactivating compiz, desktop effects)

ATI

Radeon X1300/X1550 and Movility Radeon X1300

Linux OpenSUSE 10.2 x64 & Ubuntu 7. x_64 & Ubuntu 8.1 x32

Cards with some know bug related to GiD

Brand

Model

Operating system

Know problem

ATI

Radeon 9250 128Mb

Windows XP x32 SP3

GiD 9.0.4: problem with cursor

GiD 9.1.1b: ok

NVIDIA

GeForce 6600

Linux OpenSUSE 11.1 x64

After selection is necessary some manual redraw to see again entities in normal color

NVIDIA

GeForce 9800 GT

Windows Vista x64 ultimate

GiD 8.2.0b: black screen

NVIDIA

Quadro Fx1700

Windows XP 64 bit

GiD 9.0.4: black screen

NVIDIA

GeForce 8600 GT

Windows Vista x64

GiD ???: black screen