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Pearson's Crystal Data Features: More features

Features overview
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  • User interface and guidance with menus, toolbars, multiple windows, context-sensitive menus, online help.
  • Multiple answer sets in a session:
    a) Answer sets can be combined (e.g. "OR", "AND NOT") later to a new one, e.g. A7 := A3 AND A4.
    b) Session can be stored and loaded later and can be continued where it has been terminated before.
  • All answer sets and selection criteria at a glance: All answer sets with their entry counts are shown permanently in a side-docked window as well as the selection criteria and their intermediate entry counts in another window. An extensive summary of the whole session is available in the main view.
  • Search for selected phases or systems: Systems currently selected in the chemical system matrix or phases in the phases list can be used to define a new answer set with.
  • Tailoring of answer sets: Manual selection of entries in entry report and subsequent copy/delete/cut/paste to define a new answer set with the selected entries or all entries but the selected entries.
  • Compilation of phase data sheet from different related entries, e.g. for documentation or printout.
  • Standardization, available as tool or to convert cell parameters and space group when searching for crystallographic data.
  • Diamond interface: Export of entry data or complete structure picture into Diamond format or direct call of Diamond software for crystal and molecular structure visualization (demo version available on PCD CD-ROM).
  • Tutorial
  • Fast access to software updates and patches by downloading from ASM or Crystal Impact web server.
  • Direct e-mail contact from PCD software to report errors or suggestions to editors or software developers.

Features overview
Previous: Dossier of an entry