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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.

Steps for ChemDraw Installation on PCs

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

PerkinElmer Flexnet Registration

Once you have completed your registration, you will be directed to the “Sign Up” website, where you will need to enter your University of Toronto email address again, and create new password. Click Sign Up to start the process.

Existing users: Log in to the PerkinElmer Download Centre. Note: PerkinElmer recently updated their login system. If you already have a PerkinElmer Download Centre account associated with your UofT email address, you may need to sign up again as a new user. Visit the login page, click the Sign Up tab and then enter the username and password you previously used to log in.

PerkinElmer login page

2. Once youhave signed up or logged in, you will be taken to the "List Entitlements" page. Click on the first Download Now link listed next to ChemDraw Professional. Then click on ChemDraw Professional in the New Versions tab on the next page to install the newest version. Download the PC Windows installer (.exe file).

Link to Download ChemDraw

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

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

6. Open Chemdraw.



If you encounter an error when downloading or installing the software, contact Maddy Gerbig,, (or Sarah Forbes, if you are affiliated with UTSC) for assistance stating your operating system and the version you are trying to download.