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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.


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.
4/16/2019 —  ChemDraw 18.1 is now available, with updated tutorials for both Windows and OSX.
9/25/2018 —  ChemDraw Is fully activated and ready to go! Follow the appropriate tutorial below for install and licensing setup. 

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