[Gmsh] Gmsh and MED-3.x

Christophe Geuzaine cgeuzaine at ulg.ac.be
Sat Sep 10 08:29:27 CEST 2011

On 06 Sep 2011, at 14:25, jean pierre aubry wrote:

> hello
> will the next version of Gmsh be able
> 1- to read med-3.x file, (for Postpro results of Code_Aster)?
> 2- write med-3.x file, (for mesh input of the same)?
> and if yes, when?

Hi Jean-Pierre,

We definitely plan to, but we (at least I) haven't looked at the difficulty of switching to the new version of the MED library.

Is there a document somewhere explaining the API differences between med-2 and med-3? Is it possible to keep med-2 compatibility when switching to med-3?

CC'ing Nicolas Tardieu.


> the 11.xx version of Code_Aster can read med-2.x and med-3.x files but
> output only med-3.x
> this is very annoying as there is not med-3.x -> med-2.x translator
> some strategy of the "meshing -> calculation -> post processing", with
> which tools is highly dependent of this answer regarding Gmsh ability
> thanks in advance
> jean pierre aubry
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Prof. Christophe Geuzaine
University of Liege, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

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