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How to Install ChemDoodle (Mac)

“If you are looking for a chemical sketcher or an alternative to your current chemical drawing application, there is no better choice than ChemDoodle”


To access the installer for ChemDoodle you will need to access jukebox via Chem-Diamond3. Tutorials on how to access Chem-Diamond3 can be found here. Once you have access to jukebox navigate to the “ChemDoodle” folder.

Once in the ChemDoodle folder navigate to the MAC folder if you are using a MAC.

If you are using a different operating system please refer to one of the other tutorials.

Keep the finder window open,  you will be using the site_license.config file in a later step.

Once in the MAC folder double-click the “ChemDoodle-osx-8.1.0.dmg” file.

Follow the instruction to click and drag the ChemDoodle folder in to the Applications folder. Once the transfer is finished, double-click the “Applications” Folder to open it.

We are now going through the activation process
Open the “ChemDoodle” Application folder.

You should now see the install directory contents.

Open the “Config” folder.

Here, you will paste the site_license.config file found in the chem-diamond3/jukebox/ChemDoodle/Mac/ directory.

You should now see two files in the /config/ folder (one of which is the site_license.config).

Open ChemDoodle.

You will likely see a prompt asking to override the current license. select YES

Now you can start using ChemDoodle!