drawLaT 1.4 - Introduction
drawLaT 1.4 is a shareware program for drawing and editing atom lattices running under
MS-Windows 3.1 or higher.
Drawing ball and sticks, calottes, polyhedra, several types of projection,
within a box, self-defined coordinate system, several color options,
a variety of methods for creating shaded spheres.
Rotation, animated moving, view inside of a periodical lattice.
Drawing additional sticks and calotte intersections by using "invisible" balls.
Information about distance and angle between atoms and others.
Creating lattices and planes by combination of operations 'Translate',
'Rotate','Add','Select','Erase' and others.
Support of *.xyz file format that is also used by other programs.
Image can be copied to clipboard, scene can be saved as *.pov and *.wrl
file. Atom data can be edited in a text window directly.
Limitations: atoms+facets of polyhedra: max. 696, sticks per atom: max. 12,
edges per facet of a polyhedron: max. 12
For watching some images created by drawLaT look at the
gallery with frames or the
gallery without frames.
Some mathematical basics used by drawLaT are given on the (german)
Copy the file drawlat.zip (12/29/99, 900 kB) to an existing or new directory
- Unzip the file.
- Add drawLaT to a program group using the Program Manager File New command.
- Run drawLaT.exe by clicking on the drawLaT icon.
a program for rendering scenes in *.pov format
- GLView -
a program for rendering scenes in *.wrl format (VRML 2.0)
- Babel -
a program for converting structure files of different formats
last update: 12/2000