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How to Install ChemDoodle (Linux)


“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 install chemdoodle, first open your terminal emulator of choice.  Next, download the installation bin file from the Chem-Diamond3 Server:

curl -O -u AD\\*Username* smb://

Replace *username* with your WSU network ID and then press enter. You must be on the WSU wireless (or using our VPN) to download this file. Then Press Enter. Allow the file time to download. Once completed, type in:

sh ChemDoodle-linux-8.1.0.bin

You will be greeted by a terminal script asking if you would like to proceed. Press enter. Once the script has finished. Open the Chemdoodle application.

Accept the agreement.

Select the Free Trial Option

Allow the Activation Process to Proceed

Open Chemdoodle, and then close the program

Next, return to your terminal emulator and copy this and run this command (note to replace *Username* with your WSU ID:

curl -O -u AD\\*Username* smb:// && mv /home/*Username*/site_license.config /home/*Username*/ChemDoodle/config/ site_license.config

ChemDoodle should now run. To clean up your home folder, run this command:

rm ChemDoodle-linux-8.1.0.bin