ChemDraw is a leading chemical sketcher software, used to draw chemical structures and reactions. This article will take you through the process of installing and using the basic Labstep Chemdraw Add-in.

Functionality

  • From ChemDraw, save molecular structures as a Labstep resource and save reaction schemas as a new notebook experiment entry.
  • Open and edit ChemDraw files in the Labstep Molecular Editor. Save files to an inventory resource or attach to an experiment entry.

For the Labstep Resource Creator ChemDraw Add-in see here.
For the Labstep Experiment Creator ChemDraw Add-in see here.

Prerequisites

Windows

You must install ChemOffice Professional 17.1 or above to install and run the add-in.

Mac OS X

You must install ChemDraw Professional 17.1 or above to install and run the add-in.

Installation

STEP 1
Download the latest version of the Labstep Chemdraw Add-in from here.
(For the Labstep Resource Creator ChemDraw Add-in see here).
(For the Labstep Experiment Creator ChemDraw Add-in see here). 

STEP 2
To install the add-in, launch ChemDraw, go to Add-ins > Add-in Manager... to open the Add-in Manager, and click the Install button. Navigate to the labstep.chemdrawaddin file.

Usage

STEP 1
Select 'Labstep' from the 'Add-ins' menu.

STEP 2
Login to your Labstep account

STEP 3
Select chemicals on the canvas. A preview of selected content should appear in the Add-in window.

STEP 4
Give it a name and click 'Send to Labstep'. If the upload is successful you should receive a confirmation.


STEP 5
Uploaded chemicals can be added to experiments in the same way as Folder Watcher Files (see here). Alternatively, you can copy your structure as a MOL string and paste it directly into our integrated Molecular Editor

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