The language can be easily changed through the preferences window. Just select Utilities -> Preferences in the top menu bar, select the Language dropdown menu in the General branch and choose your preferred language. You just need to click on the Apply button to confirm your selection. The graphical user interface, as well as the messages will appear in the selected language.
Have you tried the search option in GiD website? You can use it to find any concept in our website, including the GiD manuals. Just search for the command or option in GiD that you want to learn about. In the results page you will be able to filter the results by the location, such as
Each time you move the model in GiD a view is saved. You can swap between these views quickly using these buttons in the standard toolbar. This action can be done both in preprocess and postprocess also through the menu View->Zoom->Previous/Next.
You can quickly change the render mode from the status and information bar. Click on the Render button and the render mode will change between Normal, Flat and Smooth in a loop. The Status & Information bar located at lower part of GiD’s Window, provides basic information at a quick glance. Get more information in the
You can visualize your model with shadows effect, both in preprocess and postprocess mode. This feature provides a better depth perception of the 3D model and a more realistic rendering. Change the light direction (View->Render->Change light direction) and see how the shadows move. This option is available in menu View->Advanced viewing settings. In the window
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
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.
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.