GSvit and XSvit download

This page contains links to GSvit downloadable files. Please see detailed instructions on compiling, installing, and running the software in GSvit documentation wiki.

GSvit computational core and its GUI (XSvit) are distributed together for all the platforms. For running it you need Gwyddion to display the output images. If you would like to run your calculations on the computer graphics card, you need to have a CUDA capable card and a NVIDIA driver installed.

The latest GSvit version is 1.9.4 (see NEWS for details).

Stable version - Linux

It can be downloaded from via following links:

GSvit is also dependent on Gwyddion's libraries, so you need first to install this software. You can download and install it using procedures described on the official Gwyddion download pages. Due to process complexity, precompiled packages prepared using openSUSE Build Service are no longer provided.

Stable version - Windows

We recommend to first uninstall any pre-1.7 version of GSvit as a different set of libraries is distributed since version 1.8. The latest version can be downloaded from

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015
Since we switched to MS Visual Studio 2015 with version 1.8.2, you need to have runtime libraries for this version. If you have sufficiently new Windows OS (not sure what 'sufficiently' is), you should already have them. If not, you can download the package from Microsoft websites.

Development (unstable) version

The development version can be checked out using svn by issuing the following command:

svn checkout svn:// gsvit

Older versions

Older versions can be downloaded from websites. Note that since version 0.97 MS Windows binary supports GPU.

Frontends and backends

After some trials we decided to build a single GUI (XSvit) instead of separate frontends and backends, however the old frontend is still available here:


GSvit-SNOM is a Gwyddion module for creation of computation initial parameters and files for a extremely simple Scanning near-field optical microscope experiment. Using topography, measured e.g. by atomic force microscope, you can simulate your optical measurement.

Actual (and last) version is 0.9, featuring only simplest model of point source scanning in close proximity to absorptive surface.

Download tarball


(c) Petr Klapetek, 2013