CrystalMaker for Mac

CrystalMaker for Mac

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,606
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 06, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (Lets you display any text or binary file, but you cannot save changes or export graphics.); $750.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    59.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #29 in Math Software

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5 stars

"The best crystallographic program for Macintosh"

January 24, 2008  |  By info689

 |  Version: CrystalMaker 8.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have used CrystalMaker and CrystalDiffract for almost a year now (for inorganic solid state crystal structures). To sum it up - it is very intuitive and it has been stable up to now.


Upsides:
- It is very easy to integrate it with SHELX (e.g. using TextMate scripts) or GSAS (Rietveld refinements), so the overall workflow is much quicker than using WinGX/Diamond on Windows computers, for example.

- The new Spotlight integration is quite useful (although some search tags do not seem to work properly yet), especially if you have got lots of crystal structures on your hard disk.

- The V8.x interface leaves much less clutter on your desktop than the previous version (especially if you are using Leopard's Spaces).

- Renderings for both publications and presentations are magnificent.

- Nice integration of CrystalDiffract (high quality simulation of powder patterns).

- Much more intuitive than Diamond (Windows) for ordinary crystal structures.

- Cambrige Soft has got special concessions for grad/undergraduate students, which makes the price tag quite reasonable.

- Great customer support.


Downsides:
- Lack of visualising magnetic structures.

- Lack of visualising electronic structures / 3-dimensional electron density maps (e.g. from Wien2K or STUTTGART-LMTO)

Hopefully, these missing features will be added sometime in the future.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1.2
  • Smoother Multi-Touch. Trackpad-controlled Rotation and Magnification gestures are now much smoother and take into account the time required to replot the structure.
  • Measure Bonds. A new Measure > Bonds command provides a listing of all the visible bonds in the current structure, including atom information, bond lengths and the total number of bonds. The total number of bonds is also listed (in the Log) when choosing the Measure > Chemical Formula command.
  • Robust Relax Molecule. A number of improvements have been made to the Relax Molecule command to cope with possible system memory issues, and to provide a workaround for a system bug with display sleep. The relaxation will now automatically stop if it detects a low-memory condition. This prevents a subsequent crash, and preserves the current state of the relaxation. We have discovered an apparent system bug associated with display sleep. Memory requirements dramatically increase, as it appears that video and other memory is not being correctly purged by the system. To mitigate the effects of this bug, CrystalMaker now looks out for display sleep/wake events and takes appropriate action, suppressing screen updates as necessary.
  • The Set Range command is now considerably faster.
  • The Crystal Editor now prevents invalid rhombohedral angles (? 120°) being applied.
  • Crystal and molecule binary files saved by recent Windows versions and including single-character element symbols can now be correctly read.
  • Fixed a rare "Error generating atom spheres" error that could occur when attempting to transform the unit cell by projecting onto a lattice plane.
  • The Make Polyhedron command now correctly adds any new sites to the zeroth unit cell.
  • Fixed a memory issue with the Relax Molecule command.
General
Publisher CrystalMaker Software
Publisher web site http://www.crystalmaker.com
Release Date January 06, 2015
Date Added January 06, 2015
Version 9.1.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 59.02MB
File Name crystalmaker_mac.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,606
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Lets you display any text or binary file, but you cannot save changes or export graphics.
Price $750

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