ChemDraw – What's New in ChemDraw 20

New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 20

What's New in ChemDraw Professional 20

3D Clean-up and Structure Perspective

A new 3D clean-up function will generate 3D confirmations of structures from 2D representations, to generate realistic 3D renderings in just a few clicks.

ChemOffice+ Cloud: 3D structures with one click

Atom/Bond highlighting

Complementary to the version 19.0 Ring Fill coloring, atoms, labels and bonds can highlighted with a specific color to facilitate communication and audience focus.

ChemOffice+ Cloud: Atom/Bond highlighting

What's New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 20

New Atom Hotkeys and new Molecule Hotkey

A new Molecule hotkey "Enter" is available to switch from a selected molecule to hotspot molecule editing. "k" now creates a sulfone group, "Shift+k" on primary carbon gives a tert-butyl group with 90° angles and on secondary carbons a wedged/hashed-wedged gem-dimethyl group. "Shift+o" creates a "OMe" group, and "Shift+e" a "CO2Me". Upon 1st launch of ChemDraw 20.0, a comprehensive hotkey cheat sheet will be presented to the user.

ChemOffice+ Cloud: New Atom Hotkeys for sulfone groups

What's New in ChemDraw Professional 19

New coloring options

ChemDraw Professional 19: New coloring options

As one of the market-leading tools for the communication of Chemistry, ChemDraw Professional 19 now offers the unique possibility to add color inside any carbon cycle, thus enabling clearer communication of ideas and concepts by directing the focus of a reader or an audience to a given part of a chemical structure.

ChemDraw Professional 19: New coloring options

Large chemical library enumeration

ChemDraw Professional 19: Large chemical library enumeration

ChemDraw Professional 19 removes the previously existing upper limit to the number of structures generated from a generic structure enumeration. It is now possible to enumerate directly to an SD File, without a limit to the number of molecules contained therein.

ChemDraw Professional 19: Large chemical library enumeration

New SciFindern Interface

SciFinder n

SciFindern users are now able to initiate a search in the latest version of SciFindern directly from the canvas in ChemDraw. A proxy option is available for organizations that have their own instance of SciFindern.

What's New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 19

Smart Polymer Brackets

New brackets are now available in ChemDraw Professional and Prime 19 to better serve polymer chemists, allowing them to define Average Molecular Weight values for a chemical structure between brackets for easier stoichiometry calculations.

ChemDraw 19: Smart Polymer Brackets

More Hotkeys

One of the most user-favorited feature and a major reason to upgrade from older versions of ChemDraw keeps on getting better in Version 19. Commonly used protecting or functional groups in all branches of Chemistry like "Fmoc", "Boc", "Cbz", "MgBr", "N3" or "COOH" and "NO2" are now conveniently available in one single key press.

ChemDraw 19: New Hotkeys

New in ChemDraw Professional 18

ChemDraw/Elsevier® Reaxys®

With ChemDraw Professional 18, it is now possible to draw a molecule or a reaction in ChemDraw, and initiate a structure search into Reaxys. You can also choose to use ChemDraw JS as a drawing editor when you use the online Reaxys website. The access to Reaxys is chargeable and must be obtained separately.

Facilitated chemical structure pasting

ChemDraw Professional 18 now supports a simplifed, more direct pasting of CDXML and other text formats like SMILES, Mol, InChi, and HELM as a structure using the "Edit >Paste" (Ctrl+V) menu option, with plain text in the clipboard. You can also copy/paste to and from ChemDraw JS, ChemDraw and MS Office embedded ChemDraw documents without loss of chemical information (requires browser-specific clipboard extension, Windows only)

HELM Editor

Following the HELM standard, developed by the Pistoia Alliance for the rapid transfer of biomolecules, a custom editor for creating, editing and sharing complex biomolecules has been added. Importing biomolecules using the HELM notation format, editing the biomolecules, creating and using your own custom monomers and exporting out via the HELM format is now easy.

New in ChemDraw Professional 17

Hotkeys Enhancements

The hotkeys and reaction shortcut enhancements will improve your user experience with ChemDraw 17 by cutting down drastically the amount of time needed to draw complex molecules and reactions to a sequence of key strokes. It is also now possible to switch between the different tools without relying on timeconsuming back and forth movements with the mouse. With the new hotkey enhancements you will spend far less time on drawing your reactions and much more time focusing on your research!

  • Dramatically reduce the time needed to draw your molecules with smartly designed hotkeys.
  • Draw your molecules and reactions without having to rely on back and forth gestures with the mouse.
  • The new hotspot visualization system allows you to see the active atom or bond, which can be moved with keyboard arrows.
  • Switch between tools by simply pressing on designated keyboard keys.
  • New reaction shortcut allows you to draw a sequence of reactions in no time, extending automatically the length and width of the page as you draw.

Support for Hierarchical Editing Language for Macromolecules (HELM)

Today's chemists are eager to turn customized biopolymeric sequences into novel compounds – and ChemDraw 17 gives you the tools and the language to do it. ChemDraw now features support HELM notation, the Pistoia Alliance's emerging global standard for representing and sharing complex molecular types ranging from natural or unnatural peptide or nucleic acid sequences.

  • Import, draw, edit and export complex biomolecular structures, containing natural or custom and unnatural monomers by selecting from a comprehensive list of peptides, nucleic acids or chemical protecting groups or via HELM strings.
  • Paste a HELM text string into a fully chemically-interpreted HELM sequence that can be expanded and contracted as per your display needs.
  • Easily search for specific monomers using the HELM toolbar filtering capabilities, through type-ahead filtering and, of course, structure search.
  • Define and store your own custom monomers to be used into your HELM sequences.

Neu in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 17

Advanced Document Tagging

Easily add custom-defined metadata fields to your ChemDraw 17 documents to allow you for an easier retrieval of information.

High resolution monitor support for Microsoft® Windows®

ChemDraw 17 now supports high resolution (4K) monitor display for Windows®.

New in ChemDraw Professional 16

ChemDraw Cloud

ChemDraw Cloud, one of the most exciting additions to the ChemDraw® suite, will transform the way you visualize your research and create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings. Accessible through any web browser, you can easily import or export your ChemDraw files, enjoy your favorite drawing features, and even share your designs with colleagues in a single click!

  • No software installation required on the user¹s workstation
  • All editing/viewing/managing of ChemDraw documents is done in a web browser (including tablet and mobile devices)
  • Users can access ChemDraw documents from any computer with an Internet connection
  • All documents are stored, encrypted, and backed-up on ChemDraw Cloud servers
  • Documents can be exported or printed with publication-quality output
  • Documents stored in ChemDraw Cloud can be directly accessed/ used from ChemDraw desktop ChemDraw E-Notebook
  • Documents stored in ChemDraw Cloud can be shared with other platform users without distributing/emailing copies

Enhanced Retrosynthesis Tool

Perform enhanced retrosynthesis analyses on molecules to identify the reactions that are required to create a bond or set of bonds emanating from a single atom.

New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 16

Expanded Mac Platform Support and Application Capabilities

ChemDraw 16 for Mac is 6x faster than previous versions and includes features such as: auto-save and versioning, an improved UI, Unicode support, Improved text rendering including for subscript characters and atom labels. What's more, ChemDraw 16 for Mac offers improved multi-monitor and Retina (high DPI) display support.

Expanding Windows Platform support

ChemDraw 16 now supports Microsoft® Office 2016 support on Windows including Windows 10.

New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 15.1

Expanded Name-to-Structure Library

This feature has now been expanded to include search and matching capabilities for top pharmaceutical products as well as search for using acronyms though ChemACX. In addition, users can also add names for structures into the library that we will be used by the name to structure engine for future searches

Reaction auto numbering (from ChemDraw Professional)

Users can now create entire schemes of transformations and have ChemDraw apply structure recognition tools to determine unique and repeated structures. From here, ChemDraw will add numbers to the structures so the user does not have to.

Platform specific improvements

  • File thumbnail preview in directories/folders
  • Full support for Win10 and Office 365 (Windows)
  • Full support for El Capitan and Office 2016 (OS X)

New in ChemDraw Professional 15.1

Chem3D Professional for Windows
(not available for Mac OS X)

ChemDraw Professional 15.1 running on Windows integrates Chem3D Pro which offers the possibility to perform 3D processes.

Elements | The ChemDraw ELN for Mac OS X
(not available for Windows)

ChemDraw Professional 15.1 running on Mac OS X integrates Elements, the cloud-based ELN. A ChemDraw Professional licence for OS X includes a one-year-access to Elements Basic.

New in ChemDraw Professional & Prime 15

  • Search SciFinder direct from ChemDraw Professional with no time-consuming cutting and pasting. (Professional only)
  • Copy and paste CDXML and molfile text to and from the clipboard for data exchange with other applications that can consume these file formats such as PerkinElmer Elements.
  • Biopolymer toolbar with disulfide and lactam bridges, beta and D-amino acids, DNA, RNA, protecting groups and linkers (Professional only)
  • Paste peptide, DNA and RNA sequences and have them interpreted chemically with sequence wrapping and shaping (Professional only)
  • Gel Electrophoresis Plate Tool provides arbitrary rotation for lane labels, drag and position band labels, paste data from Excel or other sources, and copy and paste between lanes
  • Calculators for pKa, LogP and LogS enable scientists to explore important bioavailability properties such acid dissociation, distribution and aqueous solubility for putative compounds
  • Generate IPUAC names for structures and produce chemical structures from input names (Professional only)
  • ActiveX Control/Plugin allows querying online chemical databases and viewing and publishing online structures (Prime only)

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