Avogadro

Avogadrofor Windows

By Avogadro (Free)
Rating
4.7
Download for Windows
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Create 3D molecular structures

Avogadro is a useful application for scientists and students who need to draw 3D molecular compositions. Such models show the molecule from all angles and perspectives. You can use it in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and other related fields. The process is as simple and exciting as possible, even if you just want to create your own colorful structures.

Basic tools

  • Painting. Molecules can be created and edited using the drawing tool. Add or remove different atoms in your designs. Avogadro uses carbon as the default element, but you can choose any element from the Elements menu. Once you have created your molecule, you can optimize its geometry using the extensions menu. This will provide your molecule with the appropriate bond lengths and angles.

  • Navigation. You can use this to pan, rotate, and scale the molecule image. There are visual cues that will show what's going on. You can rotate the entire molecule by clicking.

  • Automatic optimization. Mechanics constantly optimize molecular geometry. This tool provides an interactive interface that allows you to control the molecule at that moment. The auto-optimization options provide several force field parameters.

  • Measurement. You can measure bond lengths, angles, and dihedrals. When you click on the atoms, Avogadro automatically calculates the distances between the atoms in the appropriate order.

Extensions and plugins

Since Avogadro has open source-code, you can easily supplement its functionality with third-party extensions. This is an excellent option for someone who has some coding knowledge and is looking for a flexible app. However, if you don't know how to add plugins, you still have access to some pretty advanced features. Avogadro is based on Open Babel and will also offer scripting options in the future.

The main problem in adding plugins is rare errors in the operation of the application. Therefore, the application may crash at any time. However, this is temporary, and you can contact the support center. In return, you get tons of features for free.

Should I download Avogadro for Windows?

If you are a student or scientist and you have to study chemical, physical or biological sciences - you should try Avogadro. This is a fairly advanced molecule editor and a 3D visualizer. It has a powerful plugin architecture and a simple interface. In addition, the application is flexible, and you can extend its tools with third-party plugins and extensions. Avogadro supports its users' translations into Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and other world languages.

The developers maintain the stable operation of the program even now. Sometimes errors occur when you add an extension. Regular updates with new features and improvements are also released. Overall, this is an excellent app with advanced free simulation features.


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Pros
  • Easy to add plugins
  • Open source and free
Cons
  • Prone to bugs and crashes
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More info

LAST UPDATED:
2022-08-01
DEVELOPER:
Avogadro
VERSION:
1.2.0n
FILE SIZE:
10.77 MB
DOWNLOADS:
21
OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows
FILENAME:
Avogadro-1.2.0n-win32.exe
MD5 CHECKSUM:
2e0d593147c0a7748c25e9a78e2ee3f5
SHA256 CHECKSUM:
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