Menu: Files->Import->Surface mesh...

With this option a mesh can be read from a file in GiD or STL format. Elements of this mesh must be triangles or quadrilaterals. This mesh is converted by GiD into a set of surfaces, points and lines. The geometric definition of surfaces is the mesh itself, but GiD treats them as truly geometric entities. For example, these surfaces can be used as the boundary of a volume, and a new mesh can be generated over them.

You are asked for the value of an angle. An angle between elements bigger than this value is considered to be an edge, and lines are inserted over them. As a consequence, a set of boundary and interior lines are created and attached to the surfaces to mark their edges.