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Most recent release: ChemBioDraw Ultra / ChemDraw Pro / ChemDraw Std 14.0. Release Date: May, 2014 View all releases and details
 
Tutorial

ChemDraw Name to Structure Demonstation

Pierre Morieux demonstrates taking the name of a molecule from a patent and using ChemDraw to generate a structure from the name.

Improve Biological research workflows

Discover how to use the desktop E-Notebook for your biology workflow.

Clean-up your molecules

Discover how to clean up both your small molecule and biopolymer structures using ChemBioDraw.

Representing electrophoretic gels digitally

Discover how to use the new gel electrophoresis drawing tool in ChemBioDraw 13

Art meet Science


Discover how to use biological templates and bioart features in ChemBioDraw.

System Requirements

ChemBioDraw Ultra / ChemDraw Pro / ChemDraw Std 14.0

Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemBioDraw

OS
  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
  • Firefox 27 or higher
  • Chrome 32 or higher
RAM
  • 32 bit OS: 1 GB
  • 64 bit OS: 2 GB
Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit only)
Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Other
.Net Framework 4.0

Important Notes:
  • .Net Framework 3.5 is part of the installer and should not be uninstalled
  • .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 can operate successfully side-by-side
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Manuals

Current ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw Manuals

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Downloads

Current ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw Desktop Downloads

Applications


ChemBioDraw Ultra 13.0.2 | Date Released: May 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.


ChemBioDraw Ultra 13.0.2 | Date Released: March 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
Mac Installation Instructions

This is an update to the ChemBioDraw 13.0 release.

Please double-click on the .dmg file and then drag the ChemBioDraw 13 icon into the Applications folder. You will also need to drag the ChemDraw Plugin Pro icon into the Internet Plug-Ins folder


ChemDraw Pro 13.0.2 | Date Released: March 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
Mac Installation Instructions

This is an update to the ChemDraw 13.0 release.

Please double-click on the .dmg file and then drag the ChemDraw 13 icon into the Applications folder. You will also need to drag the ChemDraw Plugin Pro icon into the Internet Plug-Ins folder


ChemDraw Std 13.0.2 | Date Released: March 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
Mac Installation Instructions

This is an update to the ChemDraw 13.0 release.

Please double-click on the .dmg file and then drag the ChemDraw 13 icon into the Applications folder. You will also need to drag the ChemDraw Plugin Pro icon into the Internet Plug-Ins folder


ChemBioDraw Ultra 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
  1. If you have stored Templates or Stationary in the ChemDraw Items folder, please make a copy of them and place them on your desktop. They are located at Macintosh HD > Applications > CS ChemOffice 2010
  2. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) to the Trash and empty the Trash
  3. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) and Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\CambridgeSoft to the Trash and empty the Trash
  4. Download the 12.0.3 update.
  5. Double click on the downloaded .DMG file which will mount the installer image on your Desktop.
  6. Open the installer image and double click the 'Install CS ChemBioDraw Ultra.mpkg' installer.
  7. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the install.

Please note, the location of the ChemDraw Items folder has changed in this version. The new location is located here: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/CambridgeSoft/CS ChemOffice 2010/ChemDraw Items

You will need to move any Stationery documents or Templates you backed up into this new location.

If you are still being prompted to register each time that you open ChemBioDraw, then please visit the following Tech Note for more information: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/services/DesktopSupport/KnowledgeBase/TechNotes/details/Default.aspx?TechNote=1133.


ChemDraw Pro 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
  1. If you have stored Templates or Stationary in the ChemDraw Items folder, please make a copy of them and place them on your desktop. They are located at Macintosh HD > Applications > CS ChemOffice 2010
  2. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) to the Trash and empty the Trash
  3. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) and Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\CambridgeSoft to the Trash and empty the Trash
  4. Download the 12.0.3 update.
  5. Double click on the downloaded .DMG file which will mount the installer image on your Desktop.
  6. Open the installer image and double click the 'Install CS ChemDraw Pro.mpkg' installer.
  7. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the install.

Please note, the location of the ChemDraw Items folder has changed in this version. The new location is located here: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/CambridgeSoft/CS ChemOffice 2010/ChemDraw Items

You will need to move any Stationery documents or Templates you backed up into this new location.

If you are still being prompted to register each time that you open ChemDraw, then please visit the following Tech Note for more information: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/services/DesktopSupport/KnowledgeBase/TechNotes/details/Default.aspx?TechNote=1133.


ChemDraw Ultra 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
  1. If you have stored Templates or Stationary in the ChemDraw Items folder, please make a copy of them and place them on your desktop. They are located at Macintosh HD > Applications > CS ChemOffice 2010
  2. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) to the Trash and empty the Trash
  3. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) and Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\CambridgeSoft to the Trash and empty the Trash
  4. Download the 12.0.3 update.
  5. Double click on the downloaded .DMG file which will mount the installer image on your Desktop.
  6. Open the installer image and double click the 'Install CS ChemDraw Ultra.mpkg' installer.
  7. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the install.

Please note, the location of the ChemDraw Items folder has changed in this version. The new location is located here: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/CambridgeSoft/CS ChemOffice 2010/ChemDraw Items

You will need to move any Stationery documents or Templates you backed up into this new location.

If you are still being prompted to register each time that you open ChemDraw, then please visit the following Tech Note for more information: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/services/DesktopSupport/KnowledgeBase/TechNotes/details/Default.aspx?TechNote=1133.


ChemDraw Std 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
  1. If you have stored Templates or Stationary in the ChemDraw Items folder, please make a copy of them and place them on your desktop. They are located at Macintosh HD > Applications > CS ChemOffice 2010
  2. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) to the Trash and empty the Trash
  3. Drag the CS ChemOffice 2010 folder (located at Macintosh HD > Applications) and Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\CambridgeSoft to the Trash and empty the Trash
  4. Download the 12.0.3 update.
  5. Double click on the downloaded .DMG file which will mount the installer image on your Desktop.
  6. Open the installer image and double click the 'Install CS ChemDraw Std.mpkg' installer.
  7. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the install.

Please note, the location of the ChemDraw Items folder has changed in this version. The new location is located here: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/CambridgeSoft/CS ChemOffice 2010/ChemDraw Items

You will need to move any Stationery documents or Templates you backed up into this new location.

If you are still being prompted to register each time that you open ChemDraw, then please visit the following Tech Note for more information: http://www.cambridgesoft.com/services/DesktopSupport/KnowledgeBase/TechNotes/details/Default.aspx?TechNote=1133.


ChemBioDraw Ultra 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.


ChemDraw Pro 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.


ChemDraw Std 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.


ChemDraw Ultra 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.

Plugins


ChemDraw Plugin Pro 13.0.2 | Date Released: March 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
Mac Installation Instructions

This is an update to the ChemDraw 13.0 plugin release.

Please double-click on the .dmg file and then drag the ChemDraw Plugin Pro icon into the Internet Plug-Ins folder


ChemDraw Net Plugin 13.0.2 | Date Released: March 2013
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 13.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemBioDraw application. Use your original 13.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.
Mac Installation Instructions

This is an update to the ChemDraw 13.0 plugin release.

Please double-click on the .dmg file and then drag the ChemDraw Plugin Pro icon into the Internet Plug-Ins folder


ChemDraw Net Plugin 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
Download the file to your hard drive. The file should automatically decocde and decompress leaving you with a folder on your desktop containing an installer. If it does not automatically decompress the folder, you may need to double click on the file you downloaded to decompress the installer folder. Open the decompressed folder, then double click on Installer icon inside the folder to install the software. Use your original 12.0 serial number and reg code to install.


ChemDraw Pro Plugin 12.0.3 | Date Released: January 2011
Mac Installation Instructions
Download the file to your hard drive. The file should automatically decocde and decompress leaving you with a folder on your desktop containing an installer. If it does not automatically decompress the folder, you may need to double click on the file you downloaded to decompress the installer folder. Open the decompressed folder, then double click on Installer icon inside the folder to install the software. Use your original 12.0 serial number and reg code to install.


ChemDraw Plugin Net 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.


ChemDraw Plugin Pro 12.0.2 | Date Released: September 2010
Windows Installation Instructions
Download this installer file to your hard drive. Uninstall your current 12.x version using the Add/Remove Programs control panel. Double click on the file you downloaded. This will start the installation. This is a complete install of the ChemDraw application. Use your original 12.0 serial number to activate, if prompted. Windows XP users, please note: Windows XP SP2 is no longer supported, you must upgrade to Windows XP SP3.

Other


Animal and Experiment Templates | Date Released: February 2010
Research animals and biology laboratory experiment and equipment images. For information on downloading and installing these templates, please refer to this article.


Aldoses, Aldoses-Fischer, Alkyls, Ferrocenes, Ketoses, Ketoses-Fischer, Oligosaccharides, Opioids, Pentoses, Pentoses-named, Pyranoses, and Sesquiterpene Templates | Date Released: August 2009
Common structures


2D Structure converter
converts files that ChemDraw can read/write into alternate files that ChemDraw can read/write - does batch jobs or single files


Nanotubes template
Strictly for use in ChemDraw and not Chem3D.


Fullerenes template
created by user, Yves Rubin


Biochemistry, Freshmen Chem, Polymer Chem, and Research templates
created by user, Tom Goyne


Macs in Chemistry
User Chris Swain has created a site for various Macintosh related chemistry files that utilize CambridgeSoft software. An Electronic Notebook, browser buttons, and some Applescripts are some of the things available on his site.

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