May 2012

Full screen

GiD can be used in full screen mode. In this mode the top menu and the toolbars are not showed and GiD fits with the size of your screen. Full screen is interesting when you are working with 3D stereoscopic view because you get a better immersion. This option can be activated both in preprocess and

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How to create child layers

A geometric representation is composed of four types of entities, namely points, lines, surfaces, and volumes. A layer is a grouping of entities. Defining layers in computer-aided design allows us to work collectively with all the entities in one layer. You can create a layer inside another one, this new layer is called “child” layer.

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Join volumes

It’s possible to merge volumes without losing attached data. With this option two or more volumes connected by shared surfaces are joined in a single one. That option avoids deleting manually the shared surfaces and selecting the new boundary. Go to Geometry->Edit->Join->Volumes in the top menu and select all the volumes that you want to join.

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Change theme

Try a GiD different look. User can choose between Classic and Black themes, which change drastically the GUI appearance. Open the Preferences window and go to Graphical->Appearance branch. There go to GiD Theme->Theme and select the desired theme. Click on Apply button to confirm. You will be asked to restart GiD, click Yes andGiD will start with the

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Parallel meshing

GiD runs in parallel (shared memory) when meshing unstructured and structured volumes. Number of threads to use can be set in the preferences window. Just go from the top menu to Utilities->Preferences, select the  General->Other branch and modify the Number of threads to use option.  

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How to trace nodes

The node tracing option in GiD allows the user to track nodes, whose traces are displayed. For a single mesh for the whole analysis, the node will follow the path of the deformed mesh across all steps. When several meshes are used for several time steps, then the nodes can follow the track of the

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