CrystalViewer 11

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CrystalMaker 10.6

Crystal & Molecular Modelling

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CrystalDiffract 6.9

Live Powder Diffraction

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SingleCrystal 4.1

Multi-Phase Diffraction

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IUCr 2021, Prague

Entry Ban Scuppers Physical Booth; Virtual 3D Exhibition Booth Emerges

15 August 2021

For the past two years we have been a sponsor of the International Union of Crystallography's 25th meeting. Originally scheduled for last year and postponed because of the pandemic, the event is finally in progress - albeit on a much-smaller scale.

Frustratingly, whilst Czech citizens resident in the UK can travel to Prague, British citizens based in the UK are banned from entry. Consequently, the entire IUCr staff (based here in England) have been prevented from entering their own meeting - and we, at CrystalMaker Software Ltd, have had to cancel all our travel arrangements and abandon the physical exhibition booth we'd booked two years ago.

Not to be deterred by petty politics, we have designed and set up a 3D Virtual booth, which curious onlookers can explore. We have also added some new videos to our collection, including a company overview, a gallery of rotating structures, animations and a 3D Theatre (somewhat compromised by video compression, alas). We wish the organisers and delegates the very best - and look forward to the time when we can all meet up in person.

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CrystalViewer 11

New Teaching Software Lets Students Learn Through Play

1 January 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new teaching program, designed to introduce students of all ages to nano-scale structures of crystals and molecules. CrystalViewer 11 is designed around a "photo-album" browser interface, with a comprehensive collection of crystal & molecular structures organised by structure/composition, and with powerful search and indexing capabilities. Structures can be visualized in 3D, with interactive rotation, scaling and measurement. An optional Red/Blue stereo viewing mode brings structures "out of the screen" in high-resolution detail.

CrystalViewer - a version of which is also included with CrystalMaker, via that program's "Library Browser" interface - is an ideal teaching tool for university departments which don't already have a CrystalMaker Software site licence. We're providing low-cost departmental licences which allow the software to be installed on individual student machines, so they can "learn through play" in their own time, wherever they happen to be: ideal for "lockdown learning"! Learn More...

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We Support Apple Silicon

Universal Binaries Run Natively on New ARM-Based Macs

8 December 2020

We are delighted to announce that all our current Mac software runs natively on the new Apple Silicon Macs. CrystalMaker 10.6 (released today), CrystalDiffract 6.9 (released last week) and SingleCrystal 4.1 (released two weeks ago) are all Universal Binaries - single applications which include native code for both Apple Silicon and Intel processors. All programs run natively on the new M1 (ARM-based) Apple Silicon processors, as well as on older Macs with legacy Intel processors.

These major new updates are available free-of-charge to registered customers - and include a host of other new features. Learn more about the changes in the release notes for CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract and SingleCrystal. Download the latest software from our Updates page.

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We Support Big Sur!

Latest Software Runs Seamlessly on macOS 11

12 November 2020

Following today's release of the SingleCrystal 4.1 and CrystalMaker 10.5.5 updates, we are pleased to confirm that all our latest software runs seamlessly on macOS 11 "Big Sur".

Our native, 64-bit Mac programs are designed to support the widest range of Mac operating systems. Given the massive changes in "Big Sur", we have made some adjustments to the user interface displays in our software to adjust for this.

We are proud to confirm that SingleCrystal 4.1 is our first "Universal Binary", providing true native Apple Silicon support for the first time! Our other products run natively on Intel, and also run on Apple Silicon thanks to Apple's "Rosetta 2" technology. Future versions will also provide native support.

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Printed User's Guides

Deluxe, Colour-Printed Guides Now Available for Purchase

15 March 2018

We include full user's guides with all our products—these are in searchable PDF format, and can be accessed via each application's Help menu. However, many users prefer printed documentation. There's nothing like the tactile sensation of thumbing through real printed pages—and now you can do this for all our software products...

So instead of wasting precious printer ink or toner, why not order a professionally printed-and-bound book? Our printed guides are the correct size, use full-colour printing, have lovely matte laminated covers—and are perfect bound for durability. The new guides include:

  • CrystalMaker 10 (360 pages)
  • CrystalDiffract 6 (136 pages)
  • SingleCrystal 3 (110 pages)

You can order these books with a credit card, through our online store. Prices start from just $30 (SingleCrystal or CrystalDiffract) - including shipping worldwide!

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