Protein Crystallization Software Update




ROCK MAKER 3.17 includes some improvements to make your research easier. Here is a quick look at some of the new developments for ROCK MAKER 3.17.

MAchine Recognition of Crystallization Outcomes (MARCO) Improvements

FORMULATRIX continuously strives to improve MARCO for better usability and the utmost experience for all users. In this release, MARCO includes the following enhancements:

  • When there are no new images in ROCK MAKER to score, MARCO will automatically start scoring all images taken prior to MARCO installation.
  • Now, when you hover over a MARCO score on each drop of the plate in Image mode, you will see a tooltip showing all raw MARCO scores; i.e., chances of the images being Clear, Precipitate, Crystal, and/or Other. This can help you get a deeper insight into how MARCO really scored the image.

A Tooltip Showing Raw MARCO Scores Appears When You Hover Over a MARCO Score

For more information, read Scoring Visible Images Using MARCO.


More Efficient User Communication

ROCK MAKER 3.17 offers you the option of copying all registered user email addresses to help you save time if the administrator needs to send important emails to the users. To access this feature, click Setup on the Application Menu and select Users. Right-click anywhere on the Users Panel and choose Copy All Email IDs. To find out more, read Setting Up and Managing Users.

An Option to Copy All Email Addresses of ROCK MAKER Users

Many of the best ROCK MAKER updates have been suggested by our awesome user community!

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Would you like to view the updates from previous releases of the ROCK MAKER software?
Click the links below:


Version 3.16

Version 3.15

Version 3.14

Version 3.13

Version 3.12

Version 3.11

Version 3.10
Version 3.9
Version 3.8