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ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw

ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw  Click for product info

The drawing tool of choice for chemists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical ...


Most recent release: ChemDraw Professional / ChemDraw Prime 15.1. Release Date: April, 2016 View all releases and details

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

ChemDraw Professional / ChemDraw Prime 15.1

Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw

  • 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)
  • Windows 10 (32 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
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 28 or higher
  • Chrome 32 - 44

Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 45. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

  • 32 bit OS: 1 GB
  • 64 bit OS: 2 GB
Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (SP1)
  • Office 365
  • PLEASE NOTE: only 32-bit versions of these Office products will allow the plugin to function

Resolution: 1024 x 768

Disk Space

minimum 300 MB - 1 GB, recommended 10 GB


.Net Framework 4.0 and 4.5

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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