Match! Version 3 to be released on August 31, 2015
August 6, 2015
The next version 3 of Match!, our software for phase identification from powder diffraction data, has been scheduled
to become available on August 31, 2015. The first major improvements will be:
- New entries can now be added to the reference database straight away, without using the
User Database Manager or the need to create new index files in the Reference Database Library.
The entry data can be imported from a cif-file and/or edited manually.
- User-configurable automatic Rietveld refinement: Parameter sequence sets for up to 10
subsequent refinements can easily be created, stored and recalled later on.
- New user level "Rietveld" that runs all steps automatically, incl. identification of the matching phases
and Rietveld refinement. All the user has to do is to select the raw diffraction data file to be analyzed
and wait a few seconds until the phase analysis report is displayed.
- New specimen-displacement correction for asymmetric geometry
- New toolbar button for "Batch" processing options
- Order of buttons in the "Search-Match/Select entries/FullProf" toolbar has been rearranged so that
it is now more logical from left to right.
- New menu "Database" now contains all commands related to the reference database
- The update subscription model has been introduced.
The update to Match! version 3 will be free-of-charge for all Match! version 2 users as well as for
all customers who have purchased a Match! license
after August 1, 2010 (i.e. the day when we announced the previous Match! version 2). The update prices for Match! version 1 customers who have
purchased their license before August 1, 2010 will be the same as the current ones for an update to version 2.
All updates will include a free-of-charge update subscription for three years (see below).
Along with the new version, Crystal Impact will switch over to a subscription model
for updates, replacing the current "major/minor update model". With the new model, you can still use your software/license as long as you like (if you have purchased
a permanent license), just like it has been with the previous "major/minor update model".
The major change in the new model is that all updates and new
versions that are released within a certain amount of time (called your "subscription period") will be available for download and installation
free-of-charge, even if major improvements have been implemented. Updates of versions that
are released after your subscription period has expired cannot be installed and run.
If you would like to use these more recent versions, you have to purchase an extension for your subscription.
More information about the new subscription model as well as some frequently asked questions and their answers are available here.
After the release of version 3, Match! version 2 will still be supported by providing bug fix releases
if required as usual. However, new functionality and improvements will only be implemented in the new Match! version 3.
Match! Demo Version and Information
If you would like to learn more about Match!, please
visit the Match! web page.
where you can also download a full-featured (time-limited) demonstration version of the still current
version 2 free-of-charge.