Changes to ChemDraw Access at UCSD



As of October, the ChemBioOffice (ChemDraw) license is restricted to official members of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: faculty, staff, graduate students, etc. Due to budget cuts, this is no longer a campus-wide license.

Undergraduate chemistry majors: you can use–but not download–ChemBioOffice on the ACMS computers in the S&E Library and NSB2303, and you can download it if you have an official affiliation with the department like working for a professor.

If you want to purchase your own copy of ChemDraw (not the entire suite), CambridgeSoft offers ChemDraw Std 12.0 or ChemDraw Pro 12.0 for a greatly reduced academic rate, $130 to $350. You can buy access for one year, or purchase perpetual access for version 12.0.

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5 comments for “Changes to ChemDraw Access at UCSD”

On September 27, 2012, 3:29 PM Sophia Hirakis said:

i work for rommie amaro and i need chem draw

On September 27, 2012, 4:55 PM Vogel, Teri said:

See: If you are on the payroll for the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, you should be able to get ChemBioOffice (which includes ChemDraw). If not, you may still be able to access it through ACMS, which is still pretty new and I have contacted them to find out how this works.

On January 23, 2014, 10:41 AM Junyu Xiao said:

Hi, I work for Dr. Jack Dixon, and we are affiliated with Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. How can we download ChemBioDraw?


On January 23, 2014, 10:47 AM Vogel, Teri said:


Here’s information on downloading ChemBioOffice:

You’ll go to the PerkinElmer site and enter your email address. Once ACMS verifies your UCSD status, they’ll email you the instructions for downloading and activating the software. ACMS ( manages the registration process, so you can contact them if you have questions.

–Teri (chemistry librarian)

On January 23, 2014, 10:50 AM Vogel, Teri said:

Just to clarify, the license has changed since this blog post. It’s now a campus-wide license, not restricted to faculty/staff/grads in the Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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