Quick Guide to ChemDraw

ChemDraw is the main chemical drawing software available to students on the iMacs. These web pages are meant to supplement my lecture in the Generic Skills course and show you how to do various things that you might well find useful during the course; in other words tips and tricks rather than a complete rewriting of the manual. Actually drawing things in ChemDraw is really easy: drawing them well and efficiently takes a bit more practice.

The instructions all refer to the Mac version of ChemDraw. In case you don't know, the Command key is that one down by the space bar with the apple on it ; the Option key is the one next to it with alt written on it; and the Control key is the one next to that with (you guessed it) control written on it.

The topics covered are:


Pages written by Dr Mike Morris, September 2000. Copyright.