We are pleased to announce that a campus-wide site license is available for the CrystalMaker software package which includes three programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal.  Both Mac and PC versions are available (but not Linux).   After installing the software on your personal computer, you do not need to be connected to the Internet in order to use it.

About Technical Specifications Download
CrystalMaker Overview
CrystalMaker Tech Specs Download CrystalMaker
CrystalDiffract Overview
CrystalDiffract Tech Specs Download CrystalDiffract
SingleCrystal Overview
Single Crystal Tech Specs Downoad SingleCrystal


License keys: License keys are only available to current students, faculty, and staff at Stanford.  To get the license keys, please send a request to Grace Baysinger (graceb[at], Aparna Sharma (aparna.sharma[at], or Cristina Flores-Herrera (cfloresh[at] using your @Stanford email address. Please also include your Stanford ID number in the request.  Be sure to specify the version (Mac or PC) plus the name of the software program(s) you want as there is a different license key for each one. 

Please note: Even though the license key you will receive from the Library is listed in all capital letters, you must enter the license key in lower case letters for CrystalMaker (they will appear on your monitor in all capital letters which is okay).  If you enter license key with "Caps Lock" on, the license key will not work.  I have reported this bug to the software producer.

Help: Go to the Support page to view tutorials, find a crystal structure, participate in user forums, and to get technical help.

About CrystalMaker software

CrystalMaker software is used for research & teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy and crystallography. their products are used to:

  •     Build, display & manipulate all kinds of crystal and molecular structures.
  •     Design new materials and relax their structures.
  •     Animate structural behaviour; generate video for teaching or presentations.
  •     3D Print models; create rotatable 3D models for iPhone, iPad.
  •     Simulate diffraction properties for powders and single crystals.