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ChemDraw is the drawing tool of choice for creating professional and meaningful drawings of molecules and reactions.  It is intuitive and easy to use, and takes only a few minutes to learn the basics. ChemDraw Prime is available for both Mac and Windows computers.

OS: MacOS Windows
Affiliation: Faculty Staff Students


ChemDraw is a site license, there is no fee to faculty, staff, and students at CU Boulder, including personal computers.

How to get it

Download the ChemDraw installer and use the Activation Code posted (IdentiKey username and password is required to download).

Renewal codes for deprecated version 16 are still available for those with an account, using a email address.


FAQs, notes, and a full user manual for ChemDraw (PDF form) are available when you log in to the Perkin Elmer Support page using the above account.