ORTEP-3 for Windows

ORTEP-3 for Windows



Ortep-3 for Windows is a MS-Windows version of the current release of ORTEP-III (1.0.3), which incorporates a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to make production of thermal ellipsoid plots much easier. Most of the commonly used features of ORTEP-III are directly available from the GUI. Loading a coordinate file will result in a default view of the molecule immediately, and no knowledge of the inner workings of ORTEP is required to produce excellent publication quality output.

The main features of Ortep-3 for Windows are:

Ortep-3 for Windows is provided free of charge for academic, scientific, educational and non-commercial users, provided its use is acknowledged.

There are more than 40000 registered users worldwide since version 1.07 was released (March 2001).

Please note that commercial users must obtain a special license (email louis@chem.gla.ac.uk for details). A suitable reference for the program is:

Ortep-3 for Windows: L. J. Farrugia, J. Appl. Cryst (2012), 45, 849-854.

Ortep-3 for Windows is available as a 32-bit executable for all current flavours of Windows (2000/XP/VISTA/7/8). The current release is version 2013.1 (released 16th August 2013).

Click on the buttons below to :

Go to download page for version 2013.1 of Ortep-3 for Windows.

See the README file for installation instructions.

Check the program update information.

Download the Ortep-3 for Windows manual in PDF format.

View a gallery of ray-traced ORTEP's etc produced using the POV-Ray interface to Ortep-3 for Windows.

Ortep-3 for Windows has been extensively tested. A Pentium (or better) IBM-compatible PC is recommended, with at least 16 Mb of RAM memory. The program works with all Windows resolutions, but is best suited for 800x600 or higher.


Author: Louis J. Farrugia

Department of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building,
University Of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Telephone +44 (0)141 330 5137
FAX +44 (0)141 330 4888

E-mail louis@chem.gla.ac.uk

If you think you have found a bug in the program, please use the Bug Report Form

Please send any other comments, queries or complaints on Ortep-3 for Windows to above email address.

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