gid command line documentation

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bikevin
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gid command line documentation

Postby bikevin » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:27 am

Hi, I'm using GiD v12.0.11, and I'm attempting to use it through the command prompt on Windows 10. For example, the command "D:\Program Files\GiD\GiD 12.0.11\gid.exe" -e Mescape geometry create line 0,0 0,1 does create a line from 0,0 to 0,1, but I can't figure out how to get GiD to automatically save the project to a file and close afterwards. Is there some kind of documentation available for the command line?

Thank you!
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escolano
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Re: gid command line documentation

Postby escolano » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:14 pm

You can see the valid command line syntax in the GiD reference manual
https://www.gidhome.com/documents/referencemanual/GENERAL%20ASPECTS/Invoking%20GiD/Command%20line%20flags

The -e flag is not common, rarely used for a very simple and short 'command' that could be written in the same command line.

To automatize a task you can write the 'process' keyword commands in a batch file (a simple text file) that could be interpreted with

gid.exe -b "your_file.bch"
(it is possible to add extra flags to be run without any window -n ,and also enable or not drawings +g to take pictures, etc.)

e.g. the content of the batch could be something like this, to create a line, save the model to disk and exit

Mescape geometry create line 0,0,0 0,1,0 escape
MEscape Files SaveAs "C:/temp/your_model.gid" escape
MEscape Quit No
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Re: gid command line documentation

Postby Fernandolegarda » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:06 pm

Hello there, I have a similar issue. I am using one of the modules of GID called "IBER" for river simulations and I have not been able to make it run from the command prompt. I can make the software opens and load the file but I can not make it run. This is what im typing in the command line: C:\Program Files\Iber\Iber 2.5>gid "C:\file path". This simple command make the IBER open and load the file, but not run. Does someone know how to make it run,whats the right command line sintaxis? I guess all GID interfaces use the same language. Thanks in advance.
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escolano
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Re: gid command line documentation

Postby escolano » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:37 am

you can write a small batch file with the GiD process commands to be done
e.g. my_file.bch

MEscape Files Read "your_path/your_model.gid"
MEscape Meshing Generate Yes DefaultSize
MEscape Utilities Calculate escape escape escape

and then invoke GiD with -b to process this file

gid.exe -b my_file.bch

if is is not necessary and GUI or creating screen images could run gid without any window with the -n flag
gid.exe -n -b my_file.bch
In this case add to the end of the batch the command to exit GiD

MEscape Files Read "your_path/your_model.gid"
MEscape Meshing Generate Yes DefaultSize
MEscape Utilities Calculate escape escape escape
MEscape Quit No escape

If the batch content is very short, maybe can done with the flag -e, without require an extra batch file:
gid.exe -e MEscape Files Read "your_path/your_model.gid" escape MEscape Utilities Calculate escape escape escape MEscape Quit No escape
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Re: gid command line documentation

Postby Fernandolegarda » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:49 am

Escolano,

Thank you very much for your help certainly you had the answer, the batch file works properly.

I appreciate it a lot.

All the best.

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