Click on the tabs below for information about ChemDraw.

About ChemDraw

About the software

ChemDraw is a tool for producing chemical drawings.


ChemDraw Std 16 is installed on IT Services managed PCs. ChemDraw 17 is available for unsupported machines and personal use; see the Obtaining the software tab.

Obtaining the software



ChemDraw is installed on all IT Services classroom PCs.

Home use

You can download ChemDraw for Windows or Mac from


Managed PCs

To install ChemDraw on office PCs managed by IT Services, follow these steps:

  1. From the Start Menu search for and open Software Center
  2. Locate the software under the Available Software tab
  3. Click on the Install button in the lower right

Unmanaged machines and home use

ChemDraw 16

You can download ChemDraw 16 for Windows or Mac from

ChemDraw 17

From version 17 onwards, PerkinElmer's has moved to an online system called Flexnet Operations to manage access to licenses, software and activations codes. You will need to register as a member in this new system in addition to any existing user account on PerkinElmer's website.

To register

Documentation, training and support



  • Introductory tutorials are provided in the ChemDraw Help menu and user guide