All University of Waterloo community members are entitled to a free licensed copy of ChemDraw under the university campus license. For additional information, please check the Quick Start Guide on the Revvity Signals site.

To license and install ChemDraw:

  1. Go to Revvity Signals ChemDraw Subscription Gallery and search "University of Waterloo" in the "Search for Institution" box.
  2. Under "Register to download the latest version of ChemDraw", click the blue "Register" button.
  3. Continue to Step 4 if you are a New User or continue to Step 5 if you are an Existing User. 
  4. New User Registration:
    1. If you are a new user, fill out the form with your details using your e-mail address and click "Submit".
    2. You will then receive an email from titled, “Welcome to End-User Portal”. Click on the orange "Create Account" button.
    3. You will be redirected to Revvity Signals' "New User" website where you will need to enter your e-mail address and password.
  5. Existing Account:
    1. If you have an existing account, click "Click here to Login" under "Welcome to User Registration".
    2. You will be redirected to Revvity Signals' "Existing User" website where you will login with your and password.
  6. Once logged in, you will be redirected to the "List Entitlements" page.
  7. In the left-hand sidebar, underneath "Activation and Entitlements", click "List Downloads".
  8. Underneath "Downloads", click "ChemDraw Professional".
  9. On the "Download Packages" page, click "ChemDraw Professional".
  10. Download the appropriate ChemDraw installer for your operating system (Windows or Mac).
  11. Run the ChemDraw installer. You can leave the default extraction path and click "OK".
  12. The ChemDraw Professional Install Wizard will pop up after the extraction is finished then click "Next".  
  13. Scroll through the License Agreement and accept the terms and click "Next" (You are encouraged to note the highlights of the agreement before installing, especially the paragraph entitled "License" which outlines how many copies you can activate at a time).
  14. Select the Setup Type you'd like to install and click "Next". You can choose to install ChemScript which also installs Python.  
  15. Select the appropriate bit version (32-bit or 64-bit) for your device to install and click "Next".
  16. Optionally, select any third-party features to install and click "Next".
  17. Click "Install" and allow ChemDraw finish installing on your system.
  18. Once completed, open ChemDraw and a "Licensing" window will pop up. 
  19. Select the "Activation code" check box and click "Continue".
  20. In the "Revvity Software Activation Window", fill out the fields with your name, email and activation code. You can find the activation code in the "Lists Entitlement" page.
  21. Select the "Activate or deactivate online" check box and click "Activate".
  22. ChemDraw should be now be activated and running. 

Having trouble installing? 

  • The Flexera downloader doesn't always work. If you are unable to download multiple files using the Flexera downloader, download one package at a time.
  • Uninstall McAfee. We had one instance of a student running Windows 10 where McAfee blocked the authorization popup. The software would install, but could not be used.