ChemDraw is a drawing tool that allows users to create publication-ready, scientifically intelligent drawings.

Licensing restrictions:

ChemDraw can be used by current WVU faculty, staff and students for educational purposes. To use the software, you will need to have a valid WVU email address to set up an account.


Faculty who have a valid WVU email can use ChemDraw

Staff who have a valid WVU email can use ChemDraw

Students who have a valid WVU email can use ChemDraw

How to order:

Follow the instructions below to download and install ChemDraw.

  1. Visit the Download Center to register. You will need to complete the New User Registration if you currently have ChemDraw 16 or older. If you have already registered for ChemDraw 17 or newer you will need to click on Existing user? Sign in to log into the site.
    Note: Some browsers may warn this site is not secure. To access the site, you may need to select Advanced then Continue.
  2. You will receive an email with your Login ID and password for the PerkinElmer download center. Follow the link in the email to log in and begin your download.
  3. Select ChemDraw then choose the appropriate file (Windows or Mac). You may also select to download user guides.
  4. View the ChemDraw Manual for more information about using ChemDraw. 

OS Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows 32-bit 64-bit
Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7**
Full system requirements
Apple Mac 32-bit
OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
OS X 10.14 (Mojave)
OS X 10.15 (Catalina)
Full system requirements


ChemDraw is free for current WVU faculty, staff and students


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