Downloading and Updating ChemDraw

The Library's ChemDraw license requires yearly updates, which for many of our patrons means some action is required to make sure the software keeps running after each cycle (generally towards the end of the calendar year).

Please follow these instructions to obtain/update a valid license.  You can contact ref-sci@columbia.edu if you have any questions.

 


ChemDraw 19

Use the following download links to obtain the latest version of ChemDraw for your personal computer.  You will be asked to authenticate with your UNI and password.

 

WINDOWS INSTALLER

MAC INSTALLER

 

Once the file is downloaded, locate it in your usual download location (e.g. a Downloads folder, or your Desktop) and run it.  For either version, the following link will provide you with the required activation code:

 

DOWNLOAD ACTIVATION CODE

 

Enter this code when prompted by the installation file and you should be ready to go.

 

 


CHEMDRAW 18

Use the following download links to obtain the previous version of ChemDraw for your personal computer.  You will be asked to authenticate with your UNI and password.

 

WINDOWS INSTALLER

MAC INSTALLER

 

Once the file is downloaded, locate it in your usual download location (e.g. a Downloads folder, or your Desktop) and run it.  For either version, the following link will provide you with the required activation code:

 

DOWNLOAD ACTIVATION CODE

 

Enter this code when prompted by the installation file and you should be ready to go.

 

 


GETTING HELP

chemdrawhelp

The best way to get help using ChemDraw or Chem3D is to use the Help menu in the software.  Each option will take you to the appropriate section of the PDF manual included with the software download.

 

 

 

General License issues

Please contact informatics.customer_service@perkinelmer.com with the following information:

  • The exact product name and version you are using
  • Your current activation number (if available)
  • The institution name for your site subscription (i.e. Columbia University)