I am writing, for the first time, to any computational chemistry list. I wish to have a good experience.
First of all, I would like to thank to the developers of the Avogadro program for keeping, such a informative and intuitive one, it an open source.
I keep improving my intuition through designing new molecules followed by UFF based auto optimisation tool. In addition, carrying such optimised geometries into QM based package reduces computational cost significantly.
I would like to get the same experience for crystalline compounds where I can design crystals same as in molecules (it can be done in the present form of Avogadro). But I also want to optimise/relax the (positions of atoms in periodic boundary conditions + cell parameters including Volume) through UFF based molecular mechanics. In my findings, latter step is not available in the present form of Avogadro.
I would like to know how can I move ahead into getting UFF based optimisation for crystals for PC/Laptop users. It would be great if it can be integrated with Avogadro.
Thanks in Advance,