CHEMDRAW

The University of Victoria maintains a site-subscription for Perkin Elmer/Cambridgesoft’s ChemDraw Prime, which is a leading chemical drawing software tool.

 WHERE CAN I USE CHEMDRAW?

  • On your personal computer.  Anyone with a UVic email address can download, install and use it for free!
  • In UVic's general-access computing facilities (http://www.uvic.ca/systems/facilities/index.php)

 HOW DO I INSTALL CHEMDRAW ON MY COMPUTER?

Instructions for registering Users:

In order for users to log into the Download Center and obtain a license to use the software, you will need to be registered. To register, please click the link below containing the URL of the site license gallery and find the link for your institution. Clicking on the link will take you to a registration page where you will have to identify  as a member of University of Victoria. The Account ID field in the form will automatically fill in with your Account ID number.

URL for individual Users to register: http://sitesubscription.cambridgesoft.com/


  • Visit https://sitelicense.cambridgesoft.com/sitelicense.cfm?sid=714 and enter your UVic email address for access.
  • You’ll be prompted to create a website user profile or log into an existing one.  Note that this is handy for future re-access of the download and your activation code.
  • Once logged-in, you’ll be taken to the download page, where you can obtain the installers for both Windows and Mac platforms, as well as the software manual in PDF format.
  • An email message containing your personal activation code will be automatically sent to your UVic email-address, usually within a few minutes.
  • Run the installer and enter your activation code when prompted.
  • Ready to use

 I DIDN’T RECEIVE MY ACTIVATION CODE.  HOW DO I RETRIEVE IT?

Please try ALL of the following troubleshooting steps below BEFORE contacting support, because these are the first things they will tell you to do:

  • Are you checking your UVic email account (<yourNetlinkID>@uvic.ca)?  Sign in here (https://www.uvic.ca/email).
  • Have you checked the Junk/Spam email folder?
  • Log into https://www.cambridgesoft.com with the user-profile you set up when you first accessed the download.  Browse to the “My Downloads” page; your activation code should be displayed there. 

  HOW DO I RE-ACTIVATE MY CHEMDRAW INSTALLATION AFTER UVIC HAS RENEWED ITS ANNUAL SITE-SUBSCRIPTION?

  • Run ChemDraw
  • Help menu à Activate ChemDraw Prime…

 I WANT CHEMDRAW INSTALLED ON THE MULTI-USER COMPUTERS IN MY UVIC LABORATORY.  WHAT DO I DO?

For computers in multi-user scenarios such as classrooms or laboratories, it may not be practical for each user to apply one of their allotted activations to each computer; therefore, an alternative license-control scheme must be employed.  Please inquire with the Department of Chemistry to discuss eligibility and deployment.

Have more questions?  Check out the official FAQ here.

(http://www.cambridgesoft.com/sitesubscription/academic/FAQ/)