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ChemDraw icon Powerful and straightforward application for creating professional looking representations of organic, organo-metallic, polymeric and bio-polymer materials


Chemical drawing requires specific tools in order to avoid tedious, endless editing sessions. ChemDraw will prove to be the perfect solution for creating professional looking representations of organic, organometallic, polymeric and biopolymer materials.

ChemDraw is known to be one of the “go to” applications whenever you need to create chemical or biological representations. ChemDraw can also be used to help you visualize amino acids, peptides and RNA and DNA sequences.

To improve your workflow, ChemDraw comes with a collection of documents templates that can be accessed via the File menu. Here you can easily open stationaries, templates or sample files. The templates can be a good starting point if you are a student in need of guidance or if you are new to the application. Additionally, you can go online, within the application, to grab chemical structures from the ChemACX database.

The ChemDraw interface is quite clean and organized: the project canvas takes most of the available space. The main toolbar is enabled by default, but from the View menu you can easily disable it. You may also open new ones, such as the General Toolbar, the Style Toolbar or the Object Toolbar. More specific tools can be accessed via the “Other toolbars” menu.

Additionally, ChemDraw allows you to keep open windows that will help you analyze formulas, view the chemical properties of a certain element, the Periodic Table of Elements and much more. ChemDraw also enables you to include text in your projects, and provides basic text editing tools: you can change the font style, color, size or alignment.

ChemDraw does not raise any issues as far as usability is concerned. Most features can be accessed through the main menus and windows. At the same time, the extensive documentation will help you make the most of the application’s tools and functions.

All in all, ChemDraw provides efficient and easily accessible chemical drawing tools that will greatly improve your workflow and help you create professional looking documents.

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ChemDraw was reviewed by Iulia Ivan

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