XtalDraw is an interactive Win95/98/00/NT computer program that draws crystal and molecular structures as ball and stick, polyhedral, and thermal ellipsoid representations. The program is distributed with a large set of datafiles and it also reads the thousands of data from the American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database.
The program is distributed free of charge. Click here to download the program.

Support for the development of the software has come from the National Science Foundation, The Dibble Foundation,  The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Virginia Tech and the University of Arizona.

Examples of images created with the software

The XtalDraw window with the Atom Attribute dialog box open.
Quartz in a polygon rendering.
Quartz in a ball and stick rendering.
Quartz in a thermal ellipsoid rendering.
Quartz with thermal ellipsoids for O and polygons for Si.

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in the Geosciences Department of the University of Arizona