ChemDraw @ UCSD (+ ChemDraw for iPad)

Just a reminder that UC San Diego faculty, staff and students have access to ChemBioOffice Ultra, including ChemBioDraw (aka ChemDraw). This is a campus-wide license, funded by a joint contribution from ACMS and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The package includes includes ChemBioDraw (aka ChemDraw), ChemBio3D, ChemBioFinder, E-Notebook and other programs (complete list here). PerkinElmer rich collection of training webinars, shorter video clips, and support resources.

To get ChemBioOffice:

  • Register with PerkinElmer (formerly CambridgeSoft), using your email address.
  • Once ACMS confirms your status, they will email you the instructions to download and activate the software. Please contact ACMS ( if you have any questions. Note: the Library does not manage the registrations or downloads.

Additional software and apps:

  • MestReNova LITE is included in the ChemBioOffice package. However, it requires its own license activation (form and instructions). Once MNova verifies your license details (about 3 working days), they will email you the necessary license file.
  • In 2013 PerkinElmer introduced iPad apps for ChemDraw ($10) and Chem3D (free).

If you want to use ChemBioOffice without installing it on your own computer:

  • ChemBioOffice is installed on the ACMS computers in NSB 2303, Student Center G 202, and in Geisel Library, 2nd floor East Wing (Labs GL 2095 and 2098).
  • Students can also access ChemBioOffice on their own computer through the pilot ACMS Virtual Computing Lab. You’ll need to register for access, then download the VMWare View Client so you can login and connect. There’s also VMWare View app for iPads.

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