GiD - The personal pre and post processor

Problem type

Menu: Data->Problem type

This option lets you choose between all installed Problem Types. When selecting a new problem type, all information about materials, conditions and other data parameters that were already selected or defined is lost.

Note: When defining a new problem type which is not already installed, it must be selected by other means. One possibility is to select Problem type -> Load... . Another possibility is to select "data defaults problemtype" in the Right buttons menu or enter it in the command line.

A problem type is considered to be installed when it has been copied to the GiD Problem Types directory (<GiD>/problemtypes) or to another subdirectory within this (then will appear in the Problem type menu)

It is also possible to copy the problemtype inside the user settings directory of a GiD version




This option if interesting if an user doesn't has privileges to copy the problemtype at <GiD>/problemtypes

Note: Instead of copying the problem type to the Problem Types directory, it is also possible to create a Windows shell link (a direct access), or a UNIX link, pointing to the real location. This option is particularly interesting for developers, as it avoids duplicating the code.