Match! Download Area
On this page you will find the current Match! software version 2.0.11, as well as
free-of-charge reference patterns calculated from the COD database.
Match! demonstration version
The software packages provided below can either be used to install the Match! demonstration version, or to update
for your existing Match! installation to the most recent version.
The functionality of the Match! demonstration version is equivalent to the full version - the
only difference being the time-limited licence: Once you have installed the
software, the demo version licence remains valid for 2 months. The download package also contains the full documentation
(manual and online help).
If you are interested in the free-of-charge Match! 2 demoversion,
we would appreciate very much if you could give us some information about who you are and where you come
from. Although this is not mandatory for downloading the demoversion, we would like to be able to
inform you by e-mail when updated versions have become available.
Of course, we will treat your contact data as confidential and will not give
them to any third party. Thank you!
If you are already a previous version of Match! 2 on your computer, please DO NOT uninstall the previous version before installing the new version! Instead, simply
install the new version on top of the existing version.
This is important to make sure that your license file is retained if you are installing the new version as an update to your existing installation.
are available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Intel 32-bit). Before downloading the appropriate installation package using the links
in the table below, please read the corresponding file "Readme.txt" carefully, in order to
learn about system requirements as well as how to install the software on the corresponding platform
(especially in case of the Linux package as well as installation on Windows Vista). Note that in any case you need administrator privileges to install the software!
In addition to using any ICDD PDF database product, Match! can also use
free-of-charge reference patterns
calculated from crystal structure data that are available free-of-charge on the
internet. These data come from the COD ("Crystallography Open Database").
In this context, we would like to thank Pete Strickland (IUCr), Armel Le Bail (COD)
and Bob Downs (AMCSD) for their kind permission to download and distribute their
The COD reference pattern databases (which can be downloaded below) can be used with Match! version 1.7 or higher. There are three different reference database packages available:
The complete COD reference pattern database containing all appropriate entries from the COD,
a relatively small package containing only COD reference patterns for inorganic compounds (without C-H-bonds),
and finally a tiny small reference database that contains only reference patterns for Cement phases.
Installation instructions: First of all, download the compressed reference database file, by clicking on the
corresponding file name (link) in the table below. When the download has finished, please unzip the contents of the zip-file to the directory
where you would like to save/create the new reference database. Afterwards run Match!, open the Reference Database Library (e.g. from the "Tools" menu),
press the "Add" button, and select the file "MatchRefDBInfo.mtn" in the directory where you have unzipped the files.
The new reference database can now be selected for being used.