How do I update my Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) software?

I need to update my CSD software and data packages. Where do I download the updates?



The best way to update your existing CSD software is to auto-update it within the Mercury and Hermes interfaces.

On an annual basis, usually in November, a full refresh of the database/system data is released and software must be fully uninstalled and the newest version installed. This software is obtainable from our Box folder. This contains all of the software available under Georgetown's institutional site license to CSD-Enterprise, including:

  • CSD-Core
    • ConQuest
    • Mogul
    • IsoStar
    • CSD Python API
  • Mercury
  • GOLD
  • SuperStar
  • CSD-CrossMiner

Installation files are broken out by product and include the software's installation and use documentation as well as a text file with the customer number and key code required to authorize the software during or after installation.


System Data

CSD-System Data is updated on a quarterly basis. The best way to update these data packages is through the auto-update function within the Mercury and Hermes interfaces.

CSD-System Data can also be downloaded for manual updating. Visit the Data & Software Updates section of the Downloads page to select the appropriate data package. In order to download, you will need to create a free CCDC website account of your own. Please note that this account is not tied to Georgetown's institutional subscription, is not tied to your standard NetID login, and will not provide you with the customer number and key code required to authorize software.


Get Release Updates

Want to be notified when software or system data updates are available? Create a free CCDC website account, go to the Profile menu and set your email preferences to also received emails on CSD data and software updates. You can also sign up for their monthly email newsletter and also opt in to receive emails on CSD data and software updates.



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  • Last Updated Jul 14, 2023
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  • Answered By Mark Winek

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