Dipole moment calculation


I would like to know how Avogadro calculates the dipole moment of molecule when I optimise the moelcule geometry by UFF (where no eletron distribution is taken into account).
Thank you!
Leticia PASETTO.
PhD student at INP-Toulouse, France.

By default, Avogadro uses Gasteiger partial charges to calculate dipole moments unless the dipole moment is read in from an quantum chemical output file.

How does Avogadro read it in from a .log file output by Gaussian?

Avogadro uses Open Babel for parsing. The dipole moment and components are calculated and printed in every .log file. (Take a look yourself, it’s just text.)