license is a legal agreement between the individual or company who has obtained
a license of the software program GiD (hereafter referred to as USER) and the
International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (hereafter referred to
as CIMNE). This License represents the entire and exclusive agreement between
USER and CIMNE.
License shall be effective upon its execution by both USER and CIMNE and shall
remain in force for its full term unless it is terminated by USER or by CIMNE.
License provides for the use of the software program GiD, hereafter called GiD,
in either an Installation Site or in a NET installation site, depending on the
type of license acquired.
use and reproduction is limited to the Installation Site, except for the cases
included in the USE AND REPRODUCTION LIMITATIONS section below, for the EVALUATION
VERSION of GiD. No rights are
granted to use GiD other than those in this License.
purposes of this agreement, an "Installation Site" shall mean a single
physical computer and Operating System or a portable device (like an USB memory stick). License will be attached to that
physical Computer/device during its operation time. A “NET Installation Site"
shall mean that the program will be installed in a single physical computer and
Operating System and can be used by all the other computers belonging to the
same installation computer neighborhood.
can, at his own decision, permit the transfer of the license to a new physical
computer, provided that GiD is completely uninstalled and deleted from the
period for authorized use of GiD, under the terms and conditions of this License,
shall continue until CIMNE or USER terminate this License. Additionally, this
license will be terminated when the computer or portable device where the software has been
installed, ceases to operate, changes the Operating System or its physical
configuration, unless CIMNE decides to provide a license transfer to another
can provide special licenses that have a termination date. In this case, the
termination date will be clearly defined in the contract.
make additional copies of GiD when they are needed for maintenance or backup
redistribute GiD, provided that the new users will only use it in its EVALUATION
VERSION (see EVALUATION VERSION) or will obtain a new license from CIMNE.
be included in a massive distribution media (like a CD-ROM or a download web
page, only for its use as EVALUATION VERSION (see EVALUATION VERSION).
modify GiD for USER's own use and merge it into other GiD material to form an
updated work, provided that, upon termination of this License, GiD supplied to
USER will be removed from the updated work and either returned to CIMNE or
otherwise disposed of or destroyed. All modifications
shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this License unless otherwise
approved by CIMNE.
redistribute a modified copy of GiD, in its indicia or insignia or external form,
only if USER has a written permission of CIMNE to do it. See section
REDISTRIBUTION OF GID AS COMPONENT OF OTHER PRODUCT.
customization work, as defined in section SIMPLE PROBLEMTYPE, that does not
include GiD or parts thereof is not considered as included in the former
paragraph and can therefore be distributed without requesting permission from
purposes of this license, a "simple problemtype" is defined as the
customization work that is developed by the User to adapt GiD to a specific
analysis program. The content of a
Simple Problemtype is restricted to the customization work only, and shall not
include the original GiD program, or any parts or sections thereof.
Furthermore, the Simple Problemtype shall meet the following guidelines:
conditions, materials, general data and interval data.
template for writing an analysis file and the script to start the calculation.
program can write files in GiD postprocessing format.
functionalities, like new windows to enter data for the user, by programming
with the extension language TCL.
Define its own
help system and add it in the program Help menu or other menu.
Change the name
of the program or any of its identifying insignias.
Change or take
out the “About window” and the “Register window”.
modify the standard GiD help.
software in a different installation media than the one included in the standard
Any modification to GiD that fails to comply with these guidelines cannot be considered a “simple problemtype” and will be only distributed under the terms of section USE AND REPRODUCTION LIMITATIONS.
evaluation version is a fully functional version, except that it has some
limitations on the size of the models that can be dealt with.
evaluation version can be freely used by USER without the need of a license.
evaluation version can be redistributed provided that it is subject to the terms
and conditions of this License.
version of GiD is the temporary activation of GiD full program by the means of a
free and temporary password.
test version is provided with the sole purpose of testing the program and
checking its capabilities. It cannot be used for any production work unless
otherwise stated by CIMNE.
be adapted and converted to a component of another software product for internal
use of USER.
only be distributed as a component of another software product with an
additional written agreement from CIMNE or one of its subsidiary companies,
authorized by CIMNE.
type of distribution is accepted and promoted by CIMNE. To qualify for the
written permission, contact CIMNE or one of its subsidiaries.
special case of a “simple problemtype” defined in sections USE AND
REPRODUCTION LIMITATIONS and SIMPLE PROBLEMTYPE.
current version of GiD, no updates or maintenance are provided. CIMNE may
provide free user support to a certain extent, to USER and, always, at CIMNE
can provide additional product support, based on a fee, by the means of third
party companies, previously approved by CIMNE.
event shall CIMNE be liable to USER for any damages, including, but not limited
to, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, arising out of,
resulting from, or in any way connected with the performance or breach of this
License, whether or not based upon warranty, contract, tort or otherwise,
whether or not injury was sustained by persons or property or otherwise, and
whether or not loss was sustained from loss of use, data, or profits.
License does not provide any warranty of GiD outside of what is outlined herein,
whether express, implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, any
warranty that GiD will conform to specifications, any warranty of
merchantability of fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranty that GiD
will be free from error.
This agreement is made under the Catalonian and Spanish law applicable. Any dispute shall be solved friendly between parts, if this is not possible both parts accept that the dispute will be solved in the Courts of Barcelona.