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ChemOffice & ChemDraw @ UCSD
This is a campus-wide license, funded jointly by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and ACMS.
- For Windows: ChemOffice 16, which includes ChemDraw 16, Chem3D, and other programs (complete list here).
- For Macs: ChemDraw 16.
PerkinElmer offers a rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and other support resources.
To get ChemOffice/ChemDraw:
- Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your ucsd.edu email address.
- Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions, as they are the ones who manage the ChemDraw account.
More Structure Drawing Programs
BIOVIA Draw (no-fee version)
Chemical structure drawing tool. No-fee option for academic and non-commercial use, but registration required to download. Formerly Accelrys (ISIS/Draw).
Structure/reaction editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Supports 16 file formats, including .mol, .smi, .skc and .inchi. Several pricing options
, with a free trial available.
Free structure/reaction drawing editor from ChemAxon. Structure editor supporting multiple file formats, for Windows, Mac and Linux. Marvin JS is the structure editor used in Reaxys.
Elemental (iOS app)
Chemical drawing app for iPads. Also for Android