- GiD is a pre/post processing environment
(including mesh generation) which can be adapted to the requirements
of specific finite element/difference/volume/point analysis programs.
- International Center for
Numerical Methods in Engineering.
- UNIX workstations (Silicon Graphics, DEC Alpha,
Sun, HP, AIX) and PC's running Windows 95/NT or Linux.
- GiD is a fully-featured but low-cost
commercial package. For
details on pricing etc see the GiD homepage. A trial of the professional version of GiD
is available for download from this website. A free academic version
(limited number of elements) may also be downloaded.
- GiD can be configured by the user to write
data in any format, hence it is compatible with all FE
software provided the user defines the connection by the
means of a problem type. GiD generates all the information (2D/3D
structured/unstructured meshes, boundary and loading conditions,
material types, result visualisation etc) required for the analysis of
any problem using numerical methods.
Roger Young and Ian MacPhedran