Gaussian & GaussView Tutorial Videos

This page contains descriptions and links for all of the tutorial videos we have produced. We’ve organized them into series reflecting the target user’s experience level.

All of our videos are on our YouTube channel and our YOUKU channel. The descriptions on YouTube contain detailed tables of contents for each video, including section timestamps.

Check back regularly as we add new content often. We always announce new videos on our LinkedIn blog and our Twitter feed.

GaussView 6 Essentials

These videos cover GaussView 6’s most commonly-needed features in under an hour total. The first three videos are best viewed in order. They are all recommended for new to intermediate GaussView users.

1: Building Molecules

2: Running Jobs

3: Visualizing Results

4: 3D Results Visualization

5: Working with Spectra
Demonstrates the basics of building molecules in GaussView:
 Using templates
 Setting angles between fragments
 Using symmetry
 Docking two structures
 Extended example:
di-μ-oxo-bis(tetraamine manganese)
Discusses setting up and running Gaussian jobs with GaussView:
 Energy jobs
 Opt and Opt+Freq
 Population analysis
 Modeling in Solution
Covers examining basic results from Gaussian calculations:
 Calculation summary
 Atom and bond properties
 IRC plots
 Frequency results
 Anharmonic vibrational analysis
Demonstrates visualizing MOs, surfaces and other volumetric data:
 Molecular orbitals
 Generating cubes
 Viewing surfaces
 Generating and viewing contours
 Working with multiple MOs
 Viewing the solvation cavity
Illustrates how to view and customize predicted spectra:
 IR and Raman spectra
 Isotope substitution
 VCD spectra
 ROA spectra
 Optical rotatory dispersion results
 NMR spectra and chemical shifts


GaussView 6 Basics

The videos in this series are for beginning users of GaussView. They cover very basic concepts and operations with the application. The videos can be viewed in any order.

Getting Started with GV6

Building Molecules with GV6

Selecting Atoms in GV6

Gaussian Calculation Setup
Introduces the fundamentals of using GaussView 6:
 The Main Window & Toolbar
 Inquire Mode
 Using the Mouse
 Modifying the Display
 Multiview Windows
 GaussView Preferences
Demonstrates basic Molecule building and manipulation tools available in GaussView 6:
 Fragment Pallettes
 Modifying Bonds, Angles, and Dihedrals
 Understanding Bonds
 Inverting a Molecule
Discusses methods for selecting atoms in GaussView 6:
 Using the Mouse
 The Atom Selection Editor
 Expanding Selections
 Selecting by PDB Residue
 The Atom List Editor
Discusses the controls in the Gaussian Calculation Setup dialog, including all of its various panels and buttons. You will learn how to set up any type of Gaussian calculation you desire, including specifying additional input sections that may be required.


Gaussian 16 & GaussView 6 Special Topics

The videos in this series are for intermediate to advanced users of Gaussian and GaussView. Each one focuses on a specific Gaussian capability and the GaussView features that support it. These videos may be viewed in any order.

Calculation Defaults & Schemes
Describes convenience features for G16 job setup:
 Setting Calculation Defaults
 Defining Calculation Schemes
 Using Quick Launch


Last updated: 19 July 2019.