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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 the most recent WSU iteration. If you are faculty, staff, or a graduate student in the chemistry department, Fulmer IT will provide activation. 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.


11/2020 — ChemDraw 20.0 is available on PerkinElmer’s website
9/2020 — ChemDraw licensing issues have been reported – we’re working on moving to v19.1 to resolve
9/24/2019 — New licensing is now in effect!  If you have any issues installing ChemDraw please refer to the NEW activation info on Jukebox

8/28/2019 — We’re aware of the Sept 17th expiry warning.  Licensing renewal in-progress!
7/19/2019 — New instructions are now available
7/18/2019 —  ChemDraw 18.2 is available however the licensing/activation method has changed AGAIN and new instructions are being created now.  Watch this space for updates.

Chemdraw is available for faculty, staff and graduate students in chemistry on Windows and OSX: