We have a campus-wide site license for the CrystalMaker package that includes three software programs: CrystalMaker, CrystalDiffract, and SingleCrystal. Our current license expires February 28, 2021. Both native Mac and Windows versions are available (but not Linux). 

macOS Catalina (10.15): The latest Mac version of CrystalMaker and CrystalDiffract but not SingleCrystal 3 are compatible with Catalina.  CrystalMaker is currently offering a free public beta of SingleCrystal 4, their their next-generation software which is fully-compatible with Catalina, as well as providing a beautiful new interface and a host of amazing new features.  Sign up is required to use SingleCrystal 4. 

Software improvements are significant with each version so installing the latest version is recommended. Remember to save personal files before uninstalling the old version. After installing the software, 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 available to all 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 include your Stanford ID number in the request. Be sure to specify the version (Mac or Windows) plus the name of the software program(s) you want as there is a different license key for each one.

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 and teaching in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, mineralogy, and crystallography. Their products are used to:

  •     Build, display, and 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.