CrystalMaker 10.4

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We Support Catalina!

Latest Software Runs Seamlessly on MacOS 10.15

14 October 2019

Following today's release of the CrystalMaker 10.4.6 update, we are pleased to confirm that all our latest software runs seamless on macOS 10.15 "Catalina".

We write true, native, 64-bit Mac programs - so "Catalina" compatibility should be straighforward. However, a number of late graphics glitches in the final Catalina release required us to devise some workarounds - and these are provided in CrystalMaker 10.4.6 (posted today). Our other Catalina-ready software is: CrystalDiffract 6.8.3 and SingleCrystal 4.0 (Public Beta).

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SingleCrystal 4.0 Public Beta

Ready for macOS "Catalina"

7 October 2019

We are delighted to preview an all-new, 64-bit version of our award-winning "SingleCrystal" application.

SingleCrystal 4.0 for Mac is a genuine, native, "Cocoa" application. It takes full advantage of the latest operating system features, including "Dark Mode", haptic feedback, gorgeous "Retina" graphics - and of course, is fully compatible with macOS 10.15 "Catalina", which has also been released today.

Because we still have further plans for increased functionality - not to mention a new Windows partner application - we have chosen to make the new SingleCrystal 4.0 available as a free public beta. That way, keen Mac users can get their hands on the very-latest software, as well as sharing ideas about the design and potential new features.

If you are a Mac user, running macOS 10.12 "Sierra" or later (ideally macOS 10.15 "Catalina") and would like to have access to SingleCrystal 4.0, please sign up for the Public Beta programme. We'd love to have you on board.

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Exhibition in San Diego

American Chemical Society, Fall Meeting

3 August 2019

We exhibited at the American Chemical Society's Fall National Exposition, held at the San Diego Convention in the last week of August.

The event began with a welcome reception on Sunday 25 August, which was well attended by many delegates and students. We were then able to demonstrate our latest software over two full days, ending at 4pm on Tuesday 27 August.

MRS Spring Meeting 2019

Sponsoring the MSA Centennial

100th Birthday Celebrations in Washington

20 July 2019

CrystalMaker Software Ltd is delighted to sponsor the 100th birthday celebrations of the Mineralogical Society of America. A special two-day event took place at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, with talks, posters - and a CrystalMaker birthday video between sessions!

Given the history of our software - originally developed to bring crystal structures of minerals to life - it is entirely appropriate that we show our ongoing support to Mineralogy, and in particular to the MSA: the world's leading mineralogical society. Happy 100th, MSA!

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CrystalMaker Masterclass at ASU

Arizona State University

17 April 2019

Following the success of last year's workshop at ASU, we held a second CrystalMaker event at ASU this year. This was very-well attended and allowed us to share tips and workflows, as well as showcasing new features in CrystalMaker 10.4 such as "Live Powder Diffraction".

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Exhibition in Phoenix

Materials Research Society, Spring Meeting

17 April 2019

We exhibited at the Materials Research Society's Spring National Exposition, held in downtown Phoenix at the convention centre. Whilst conference numbers have continued to decline for this event, we were still able to meet many new customers and demonstrate our latest software.

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Exhibition in Orlando

American Chemical Society, Spring Meeting

13 March 2019

We exhibited at the American Chemical Society's Spring National Exposition, in Orlando, FL. The exhibition location was the Orange County Convention Center, close to Walt Disney World.

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Exhibition in Boston

American Physical Society, March Meeting

13 March 2019

We spent a busy few days at the American Physical Society's March Meeting last week, braving sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow, to exhibit our software.

This was our first time at this conference. The focus on solid-state physics matches well with our own software and we were kept busy throughout the show.

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CrystalMaker 10.4

Our Biggest Update Ever

17 January 2019

To celebrate CrystalMaker's 25th anniversary year, we are pleased to announce the launch and immediate availability of CrystalMaker 10.4: the biggest update we've ever released ("version 10.6" might be a more appropriate title).

Boasting over 60 new features, 100 new structures (including over 70 new minerals), CrystalMaker 10.4 has something for everyone! Whether it's the gorgeous new "Dark Mode" for Mac users, the sophisticated new modelling engine for molecular chemists, the Live Powder Diffraction mode for physicists, or the Interpolate Structures command for crystallographers, CrystalMaker 10.4 is packed with great new stuff! So much is new that we've decided to summarize the top 10 features for you:-

For a fully-comprehensive listing of absolutely everything that's changed, see the release notes.

CrystalMaker 10.4 is available as a free update to registered CrystalMaker X customers only; if you are using a demo version, an unlicensed version - or an earlier version - you must purchase the appropriate licence.

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CrystalDiffract 6.8

Major Update Released

16 January 2019

We are delighted to announce the release and immediate availability of CrystalDiffract 6.8: a major update to our powder diffraction software.

CrystalDiffract 6.8 is designed to work with the latest operating systems, and now features "Dark Mode" support for macOS 10.14 "Mojave". CrystalDiffract also works seamlessly with our award-winning CrystalMaker program - new features include support for the "Live Powder Diffraction" mode in CrystalMaker 10.4, which allows real-time updates to a displayed powder diffraction pattern as its crystal structure is edited (in CrystalMaker), as well as supporting that program's new "Add" and "Replace" diffraction pattern commands.

The CrystalDiffract user interface has been extensively updated in this release, with new toolbar icons, haptic feedback (Mac) - and new, "spring-loaded" sliding sidebars: you can now hide your Patterns List, Reflexions List and Inspector sidebars and have them slide into view when you move the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen; the sidebars will then slide out of your way when not required: a great way to save on limited screen space!

CrystalDiffract 6.8 is available as a free update to registered CrystalDiffract 6.x customers only; if you are using a demo version, an unlicensed version - or an earlier version - you must purchase the appropriate licence.

Video Tutorials

CrystalMaker X Video Tutorials

Brand-New Audio-Visual Training Videos

4 July 2018

A new series of training videos is underway. We have uploaded the first eight of these - providing well over an hour of audio-visual training. The videos covering the basics of the CrystalMaker user interface, navigating the library browser, building a new structure from scratch, customizing atomic radii and element tables, placing a molecule onto a crystal surface, generating a supercell with the placed molecule, and creating an animation.

Designed to complement the existing "Quick Tours", these Video Tutorials are far more detailed and designed to be easier to follow along. We hope you find them useful!

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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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