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Installing ChemDraw

“ChemBioDraw is the drawing tool of choice for chemists and biologists to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings for use in ELNs, databases and publications and for querying chemical databases, now including SciFinder.” –

The chemistry department licenses ChemDraw for the all chemistry faculty, staff, and students at Washington State University. This is an annual license. Each fall, you must install a new serial number. If you are faculty, staff, or a graduate student in the chemistry department, Fulmer IT will provide a serial number. If you are a full-time employee or a student at the University but not in the chemistry department, you must get your annual serial number directly from CambridgeSoft.


10/4/2017 – REPRIEVE!  ChemDraw has been funded for an additional year.  Things may change after this term, but at least for the 2017/18 school year, ChemDraw will remain a departmental site license for ALL enrolled chemistry students as well as chemistry staff/faculty.  A new tutorial will be online VERY SOON!  Stay Tuned…

  • Version 16 will be grandfathered in
  • Version 15.1 and earlier will be defunct

9/14/2017 – On October 14, 2017, ChemDraw will cease to function via the Chemistry site license.  Chemistry leadership has chosen to move from ChemDraw to ChemDoodle+MarvinSketch.   These replacement programs are currently available on Jukebox, with licensing and installation tutorials to follow next week, stay tuned!

  • ChemDraw will be removed from Jukebox October 14th, 2017.

3/3/2017 – VERSION 16 is now available on Jukebox!

  • Version 16.0 is now ONLINE!
  • 15.1 is now grandfathered in
  • 15.0 and older are now defunct.

For faculty, staff and graduate students in chemistry

Install ChemDraw for PC

Install ChemDraw for OSX