Space Group Visualizer

This is the latest Version of the SpaceGroupVisualizer Software.

3d Mouse Support

Interact even better with the 3D-Visualization by using a 3D-Mouse. The Space Group Visualizer supports 3D-Mice by 3dconnexion.

Link to ITC Tables

If you have access to the online edition of ITC Volume A, the Space Group Visualizer always shows you the ITC group information for the currently visualized group in a separate window. You can browse through the groups either with the Space Group Visualizer or with the website and always get a synchronized view. You can enable this feature through the ‘Window’ Menu in the SGV Window.


You can easily animate arbitrary rotations of the visualization: select the option ‘Animate Scene Rotation’ in the visualization menu and give the visualization a push with the mouse.

The initial version of this software was developed by C. Perwass and E. Hitzer during a visit of E. Hitzer at the university of Kiel in late summer 2005. The Geometric Algebra description of the symmetry operators is based on work by Jeremy Holt and David Hestenes.

The idea behind this software is to visualise the different space groups by drawing asymmetric elements at the general positions that are generated by the symmetries of a group. Note that this program is currently under development but it already generates a usable visualisation. Once you have downloaded the program ‘SpaceGroupVizSetup.exe’, execute it in order to install the software. You will then find an icon on your desktop that allows you to start the program.

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