this node was written a few years ago, so at that time this method was “new”, but I am sure from today’s perspective you would refer to it as the “old” method. I just looked up what methods are called from the Java API of RDKit:
true /* clearConfs /, bUseRandomCoordinates, dBoxSizeMultiplier,
true / randNegEig /, 1 / numZeroFail /, dPruneRmsThreshold,
null / coordMap /, 1e-3 / optmizerForceTol /,
false / ignoreSmoothingFailures */,
There are currently no plans to implemented changes from my side. Maybe Greg can comment on what it would take to make an option available to support the ETKDG method in addition. If it is not too much work, chances increase that this could be done soon.