ChemDraw Prime (Win/Mac)

ChemDraw Prime (Win/Mac)
Revvity Signals Software, Inc
Delivery Type
Custom Delivery
  • License Expiry: 10-31-2024
  • Please see below for instructions on how to obtain a ChemDraw license.

ChemDraw Site License

To order ChemDraw software, click "Get ChemDraw" and search for the University of Alberta.

Once you have registered, you will be able to download the ChemDraw Prime for free with instructions emailed to you by PerkinElmer.

Download Entitlement ID ORD68166

Available for Windows and Mac.

The license expires each November and you will have to renew it at that time for continued use.

Installing Chemdraw

Important things to note:

  • Use your email extension (faculty, staff and students) may download this software and install on one computer.
  • Please use Internet Explorer or Firefox to request your software.

    Other Important Information:

    • License Key: will be emailed to you from ChemDraw
    • License Expiry Date: This license will have to be renewed every October as the license key will expire. Please register again.
    • Installation Instructions: will be provided when you register.
    • Software License Rules: one copy of this software can be downloaded annually and installed on either personal or university owned computers.
    • Home Use Rules: this software can be installed on one computer at home.
  • Customer/Technical Support: For download or software issues, email, or call 1-408-642-3965. Be sure to include your name and the name of the product(s).
  • For product support, visit:

ChemDraw Prime is the complete entry-level drawing program that provides all the tools you need to quickly create chemically intelligent, publication-ready chemical structures and reactions, laboratory notes and experiment write-ups. As well as a full set of chemical structure essentials such as rings, bonds, chains, atoms and functional groups, ChemDraw Prime includes chemical and lab equipment templates and handy TLC and Gel Electrophoresis Plate drawing tools.

ChemDraw Prime includes the following features:

  • Analyze and check structures
  • Structure clean-up
  • Expand and contract labels
  • Create and use nicknames
  • Tetrahedral and geometric stereochemistry, including absolute and relative
  • Multicenter attachment points for haptic and other pi bonds
  • Chemical polymer tools
  • Calculate properties including pKa, LogP, LogS and tPSA and hotlink to structure
  • Read and write all common chemical and graphics files
  • Read JCamp and Galactic spectra files
  • Fragmentation tools
  • Special “copy/paste as” command for CDX, CDXML, molfile, SMILES, InChI and InChIKey (copy only)
  • In-place OLE editing of ChemDraw objects
  • ChemDraw ActiveX Plugin

ChemDraw Prime

Hardware Requirements

Hardware Component Minimum Specification Recommended Specification
Memory (RAM) For 32-bit OS 1 GB For 64-bit OS 2 GB For 32-bit OS 1 GB For 64-bit OS 2 GB
Processor 1.6 GHz or higher 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor
Free Space Required on Hard Drive 300 MB - 1 GB (1 GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional). This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases. 10 GB
Screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher 1024 x 768 or higher

Software Requirements

Software Windows Macintosh (ChemDraw Only)
Operating System
  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32-bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)*

*including Creators Update.

  • Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra)
  • Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
  • Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave)
Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit)*
  • Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)*
  • Microsoft Office 2019*

*including Office 365 support.

  • Microsoft Office 2016*
  • Microsoft Office 2019*

*including Office 365 support.

.Net Framework
  • Net Framework 4.x
• N/A
Browser ActiveX controls:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32- bit and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32- bit and 64-bit)
N/A NOTE: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with windows packages.


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