CrystalMaker X



Columbia University Libraries has acquired a site license for CrystalMaker, a program for building, displaying, manipulating and animating all kinds of crystal & molecular structures. Featuring stunning, real-time graphics and powerful yet accessible tools.  Version 10 now available for Windows and Mac!

We also now have CrystalDiffract and SingleCrystal, for all your molecular analysis needs.

Please note that the vendor has discontinued support for CrystalMaker 9.  Your installation should still work but you will no longer receive updates or support for the software.

Download & Install CrystalMaker

The software can be downloaded directly from the vendor, and the license codes can be obtained from the following link:

Please note, you will be asked to log in with a valid UNI and password.  


NOTE: If you have a previous version of the software on your computer, you will be asked to uninstall it before installing the new version.  Please make sure your personal files are backed up before doing so.


Crystal Structures Library (optional)

The Crystal Structures Library file is common to both Windows and Mac versions.

Find the installer in your hard drive (wherever you have your downloads set to appear -- e.g. the desktop, or the Downloads folder) and run it.  When asked to enter the license code, use the appropriate code (Windows or Mac) obtained in the link above. 

If desired, fill out the online form to register your product.

When prompted, choose the file types for which you would like CrystalMaker to be the default application.

Click Next and then click Finish to complete the installation.


Training and Additional Resources



Palmer, D. (2015). Visualization and analysis of crystal structures using CrystalMaker software. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, 230(9-10), pp. 559-572. doi:10.1515/zkri-2015-1869


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