updated 08:55 am EST, Tue December 19, 2006
CrystalMaker 7.2 ships
CrystalMaker Software has released CrystalMaker 7.2 for Mac OS X, an update to its Mac program for crystal/molecular structures visualization that features real-time photo-realistic graphics and "out-of-the-screen" 3D display. CrystalMaker 7.2 is available as a Universal Binary application, which runs natively on both PowerPC- and Intel-based Macs. The company said the software solution has been extensively tuned to provide seamless file compatibility between the two Mac architectures. In addition, version 7.2 features the ability to control global bonding specifications, while preserving customized structural views. It also features new flexible model options, with the ability to combine aspects of ball-and-stick, stick, wireframe and polyhedra representations within the same plot. Other changes include improvements to window tiling/stacking and the saving of "notebook" information using Rich Text Formatting. CrystalMaker 7.2 is available for $429/£230 (single-user academic version) or as a free update to v7 users.