Menu: Geometry->Create->Object


With this command it is possible to create the following kinds of objects:

  • Rectangle
  • Polygon
  • Circle
  • Sphere
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Prism
  • Torus

When creating an object, GiD asks for a center and a normal. To enter the coordinates of the center you can click on the screen or select an existing point (see Point definition ). To enter the normal, GiD displays a window where you can choose one of the three axes or enter the coordinates of a point.

The In screen button in the Enter normal window lets you manually enter the coordinates of the point which defines the normal: you can directly click on the screen or pick an existing point using the Join option in the Contextual mouse menu.

When using the commands sphere, cylinder, cone, prism or torus, the volume of the object is also created.