Release Announcement - ChemOffice and ChemDraw v17.1

April 04, 2018

PerkinElmer Informatics is pleased to announce the release of the new enhanced ChemDraw/ChemOffice 17 product offering, providing chemists and biologists with a unique and powerful collection of scientifically intelligent personal productivity tools. ChemDraw/ChemOffice 17.1 contains all the same rich and chemically aware features and functionality that ChemDraw is known for as well as the following new capabilities:

  • Enhanced Hotkeys: The existing Hotkeys in ChemDraw have been extended and made more accessible. Now chemists can quickly type complex molecules and reactions with minimal keys strokes and without using a mouse. A visual indicator helps guide the user to the active part of the molecule.
  • HELM and extended biopolymers: ChemDraw now supports HELM for importing and exporting complex biopolymers. Users can paste in HELM strings, edit or create new biopolymers using the HELM monomer toolbar, create custom monomers using the HELM editor and copy their biopolymers as HELM to share with other applications.
  • High Definition Monitor support.
  • Structure-to-Name and Name-to-Structure Improvements. ChemDraw now supports the following:
  • New atom numbering scheme, where the numbers are derived from their explicit or implicit values in the IUPAC name.
  • Naming of Enhanced Stereochemistry centers. Names including ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ enhanced stereo centers and absolute stereo centers (in any combination) are supported.
  • Generation of structures from a CAS Registry Number through ChemACX look-up. A new function has been added to look up a CAS RN through, PerkinElmer's database of commercially available compounds and return the corresponding chemical structure.
  • ChemDraw Add-ins: enables third parties to extend the capability of ChemDraw by integrating features easily and quickly using the latest web based technologies. The add-ins are implemented using Javascript/HTML for ease of integration and portability. The ChemDraw add-in platform provides access to a ChemDraw JavaScript API which enable the add-ins to access the various features of ChemDraw.
  • Qualification for Mac High Sierra (10.13).
  • Facilitated Chemical Structure Pasting: ChemDraw now supports direct pasting of CDXML and other text formats like SMILES, MOL, InChi, and HELM as a structure using Edit>Paste (Ctrl+V) menu option, with plain text in the clipboard. You can copy/paste to and from ChemDraw JS, ChemDraw and MS Office embedded ChemDraw documents without loss of chemical information with a browser-specific clipboard extension.
  • Addition of ChemDraw JS to the ChemOffice Professional suite: Site license users of ChemOffice Professional 17.1 now have access to ChemDraw JS to develop custom web applications.
  • Nature Research Document Settings: A new document style has been added for drawings to adhere to the Nature Group publication guidelines
  • Multiple bug fixes.

    ChemDraw/ChemOffice 17.1 is now available through the PerkinElmer Download Center. If you do not have access to the Download Center, contact PerkinElmer Support to assist you with sign-up. Please contact your Account Manager or click the ChemDraw Product Page if you are interested in purchasing.

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