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Chemical Engineering: ChemOffice and ChemDraw

ChemOffice & ChemDraw Access at UC San Diego

UC San Diego has a campus-wide license for ChemOffice and ChemDraw, funded by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Educational Technology Services (ACMS). It includes: 

  • ChemOffice 20.1 (Win) - includes ChemDraw and Chem3D
  • ChemDraw 20.1 (Mac)
  • MNova ChemDraw Edition (Win/Mac)

To launch a SciFindern or Reaxys search from within ChemDraw: select the structure in question, then select the SciFindern or Reaxys icon. VPN must be running for you to connect to these databases (ignore the proxy settings). To add these to your ChemDraw interface, go to View >>> Other Toolbars >>> Add-ins.

ChemOffice & ChemDraw - Registration/Download Instructions

  • Click here to register, using your UC San Diego email address.
  • Once you have registered, you can login to the PerkinElmer Download Center to
    • Download the software and product user guides.
    • Get the activation code that you will need to register your software.
      • Before you leave the Download Center, go to Order History and click on the order number for Aug 17, 2018. You'll see the activation code, which you need to copy and paste into the form while you're installing or trying to use ChemDraw for the first time. (That should be the correct activation code.)
  • After downloading MNova ChemDraw Edition, you should automatically receive an email from Mestrelab with the License ID. If you don't receive it within 24 hours, contact support@mestrelab.com with your UC San Diego email address.

Please contact maryam at ucsd dot edu if you have problems with registering with PerkinElmer or downloading the software. Include something like PerkinElmer registration problem or ChemDraw software installation issue in the subject line.

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