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ChemDraw Installation and Renewal

A how-to guide on installing the latest version of ChemDraw and how to renew each year in November.

Chemdraw installation for Macs

Please note: The scientific software platform that owns and administers ChemDraw, previously known as PerkinElmer Informatics, has recently undergone some changes and has been rebranded as Revvity Signals Software, Inc. This change does not affect our access to ChemDraw or the download and installation process outlined below.


1. New users: Click here to register using your University of Toronto email address.


Once registered, visit the Revvity Signals Download Center to set up your password. Click the New User tab, then enter your U of T email address and your preferred password.


Existing users: Log in to the Revvity Signals Download Centre. Note: The login system was recently updated. If you already have a Download Centre account associated with your your UofT email address but are not able to log in, you may need to sign up again as a new user. Visit the login page, click the New User tab and then enter the username and password you previously used to log in.


2. Once you have registered and then logged in, click the first Download Now link listed next to ChemDraw Professional. Then click on ChemDraw Professional from the New Versions tab on the next page and download the Mac OSX installer (.dmg file).

   link to download new version of ChemDraw


3. Navigate back to the List Entitlements page from the menu on the left and copy the Product Activation code for ChemDraw Professional.

    Activation code for ChemDraw under Product Activation column


4. Run the installation and enter the activation code when required. Both PCs and Macs use the same activation code.


5. Open ChemDraw.



If you encounter an error when downloading or installing the software, contact Maddy Gerbig (or Sarah Guay if you are affiliated with UTSC) for assistance, stating your operating system and your Chemdraw Version.