CrystalMaker for Mac

CrystalMaker for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 05, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Lets you display any text or binary file, but you cannot save changes or export graphics.); $750.00 to buy
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    #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


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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.

- 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.

- 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

What's new in version 9.1.1
  • Redesigned Symmetry Options. The Symmetry Options dialog (accessed from the Crystal Editor) is now resizable vertically, making it possible to see a complete list of General Equivalent Positions (GEPs) for all spacegroups. The list now features slimline "+" and "-" buttons as well as a status bar. Clicking anywhere in the list activates the Customize option. Multiple selection is now possible (via dragging or command- or shift-clicking) which allows for the removal of multiple GEPs in one step.
  • Miscellaneous Changes. This version includes improved documentation and miscellaneous bug fixes.
  • Minor updates to Online Help, User's Guide and the Tutorial.
  • The File > Import commands for LAMMPS and GROMACS now work correctly.
  • Fixed a rare failure in the new Show > Nearest Neighbours command.
  • The One Cell button in the Plot Range window now functions correctly.
  • Tabbing between columns the GEPs list of the Symmetry Options window now works correctly .
Publisher CrystalMaker Software
Publisher web site
Release Date November 05, 2014
Date Added November 05, 2014
Version 9.1.1
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Math Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 56.59MB
File Name crystalmaker_mac.dmg
Total Downloads 1,553
Downloads Last Week 5
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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