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February 02, 2021

Question:

What are the system requirements for ChemDraw/ChemOffice?

Answer:

Version 20.0

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw/ChemOffice for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise)
Note: We test with the latest versions of MS Office available at the time, but that is no guarantee of full compatibly with future updates. The latest update used for testing is 2008 (13127.20408).
• Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Office 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Office 365

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• macOS Mojave (10.14)
• macOS Catalina (10.15)
• macOS Big Sur(11)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
The latest update used for testing is 16.41 (20091302).
• Microsoft Office 2016
• Microsoft Office 2019
• Office 365

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 19.0

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise)
Note: We test with the latest versions of MS Office available at the time, but that is no guarantee of full compatibly with future updates. The latest update used for testing is 1908 (11929.20300).
• Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Office 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Office 365

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• Mac OS X 10.15*, 10.14 and 10.13 (* Qualified against the beta candidate.)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
The latest update used for testing is 16.29.1 (19091700). • Microsoft Office 2016
• Microsoft Office 2019
• Office 365

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 18.2

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise)
Note: We test with the latest versions of MS Office available at the time, but that is no guarantee of full compatibly with future updates. The latest update used for testing is 1905 (11629.20246).
• Microsoft Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Office 2019 (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Office 365

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32-bit and 64-bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32-bit and 64-bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• Mac OS X 10.14 and 10.13

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
The latest update used for testing is 16.26 (19060901).
• Microsoft Office 2016
• Microsoft Office 2019
• Office 365

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 18.0

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit), including Creators Update

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2013 (including Office 365 support)
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.12

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 17.1

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit), including Creators Update

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2013 (including Office 365 support)
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• Mac OS X 10.13 and 10.12

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 17.0

Hardware Requirements
Memory (RAM)
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB recommended specification
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB recommended specification

Processor
• Minimum 1.6 GHz or higher, Recommend 3.0 GHz or higher dual core processor

Free Space Required on Hard Drive
• Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB (1GB is for installing the full ChemOffice Professional version.) This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.
• 10 GB recommended specification

Screen
• Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher recommended specification

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Operating System
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2013 (including Office 365 support)
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

.Net Framework
• .Net Framework 4.x

Browser ActiveX controls
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Operating System
• Mac OS X 10.11 and 10.12

Microsoft Office (Standard, Professional, or Enterprise) for 32 bit only
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

Browser ActiveX controls
Not Applicable
Note: The ChemDraw & Chem3D Plugins are no longer part of any ChemOffice/ChemDraw package. The ChemDraw & Chem3D ActiveX controls are still included with Windows packages.

Version 16.0

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw
OS
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (32 bit)
• Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (32 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Firefox 27 or higher
• NOTE: Google Chrome 42.x or later does not support plug-ins on Windows
Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 45. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2010
• Microsoft Office 2013 (including Office 365 support)
• Microsoft Office 2016 (including Office 365 support)

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Disk Space
Minimum 300 MB - 1 GB, recommended 10 GB. This is for installation only and does not include any creation/expansion of any databases.

Other
.Net Framework 4.x

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
• Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
• Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Mac OS X 10.12(Sierra)
Plugin/Control
NOTE: ChemDraw Plug-ins are no longer part of any ChemDraw 16.0 Mac packages.
RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2011
• Microsoft Office 2016
• including Office 365 support

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Disk Space
• 10GB

Version 15.1

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw
OS
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
• Windows 10 (32 bit)
• Windows 10 (64 bit)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Firefox 28 or higher
• Chrome 32 - 44
Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 45. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2010
• Microsoft Office 2013 (SP1)
• Office 365
• PLEASE NOTE: only 32-bit versions of these Office products will allow the plugin to function

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768

Disk Space
minimum 300 MB - 1 GB, recommended 10 GB

Other
.Net Framework 4.0 and 4.5

Important Notes:
• .Net Framework 3.5 is part of the installer and should not be uninstalled
• .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 can operate successfully side-by-side

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
• Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
• Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Safari 9.x
• Firefox 28 or higher
• Chrome 32 - 38
Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 39. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2011
• Microsoft Office 2016
• Office 365

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Disk Space
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Version 15.0

ChemDraw Prime/ChemDraw Professional for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw
OS
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (64 bit)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Firefox 28 or higher
• Chrome 32 - 44
Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 45. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2010
• Microsoft Office 2013 (SP1)

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768

Disk Space
minimum 300 MB - 1 GB, recommended 10 GB

Other
.Net Framework 4.0

Important Notes:
• .Net Framework 3.5 is part of the installer and should not be uninstalled
• .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 can operate successfully side-by-side

ChemDraw Prime / ChemDraw Professional for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
• Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
• Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Safari 9.x
• Firefox 28 or higher
• Chrome 32 – 38
Due to changes in the Google Chrome environment and their deprecated support for global NPAPI’s, we can no longer offer CDAX on the Google Chrome browser after version 39. We are currently addressing the need in the market for support of the latest version of Chrome and we will update our customer base when that support becomes available. We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our current customer base.

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2011

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Version 14.0

ChemBioDraw Ultra / ChemDraw Pro / ChemDraw Std for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemBioDraw.

OS
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (32 bit)
• Windows 8.1 and 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 10.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.x (32 and 64 bit)
• Firefox 27 or higher
• Chrome 32 or higher

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit only)
• Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit only)

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Other
.Net Framework 4.0

Important Notes:
• .Net Framework 3.5 is part of the installer and should not be uninstalled
• .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.0 can operate successfully side-by-side

ChemBioDraw / ChemDraw for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
• Mac OS X 10.9.x

Plugin/Control
• Safari 7.0 (64 bit)
• Firefox 27 or higher (64 bit)
• Chrome 32 or higher

RAM
• 32 bit OS: 1 GB
• 64 bit OS: 2 GB

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2011

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Version 13.0

ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw Ultra for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw
OS
• Windows XP Professional SP3 (32 bit)
• Windows Vista Business and Ultimate (32 bit)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (32 bit) (STATISTICA is not included)
• Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate (64 bit) (STATISTICA is not included)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports:
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.x (32 bit only)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.x (32 bit only)
• Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 (32 bit only)
• Firefox 12.0
• Chrome 19.x

RAM
512 MB (minimum) 1GB (preferred)

Microsoft Office
• Microsoft Office 2003
• Microsoft Office 2007
• Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit (There are some known problems with Office 2010.)

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

ChemDraw / ChemBioDraw for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
• Mac OS X 10.7 Intel
• Mac OS X 10.8 Intel

Plugin/Control
• Safari 5.0 (64 bit)
• Firefox 12.0 (64 bit)

RAM
512 MB (minimum) 1GB (preferred)

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2011 (14.0.1)

Screen
Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

Version 12.0

ChemDraw for Macintosh
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
PowerPC, 10.4.x PowerPC, 10.4.x Intel, 10.5.x PowerPC, 10.5.x Intel, 10.6 Intel

Plugin/Control
Safari 4.x, 5.0, Firefox 3.5, 3.6

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2004

Screen
1024 x 768 or higher

ChemDraw for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
Windows 2000 SP4, XP Professional SP3 (32 bit only), Vista 32-bit only (Vista Home/Home Premium are not supported), or Windows 7 32 bit (Professional and Ultimate), Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate & Enterprise 64 bit (NOT supported for BioAssay; see Compatibility page for more details)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports Netscape® 7.x, Firefox 8.x, Chrome 7.0 and Microsoft IE 6.x. and 7.0 (32 bit) 8.0 (32 bit) only. The Chem3D ActiveX control supports IE 6.x and 7.0 (32 bit) 8.0 (32 bit) only

RAM
RAM 512 MB (minimum) 1GB (preferred)

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2000 (Not supported by ChemDraw for Excel and Combi for Excel add-ins or E-Notebook), XP, 2003 and 2007, limited 2010 (32-bit) support (see Compatibility page for more details)

Screen
Resolution: 800 x 600 or higher

Version 11.0

ChemDraw for Windows
Following are the system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
Windows 2000 SP4 or XP or Vista (32-bit only & Vista Home not supported)

Plugin/Control
ChemDraw plugin/ActiveX control supports FireFox 1.x, Netscape® 7.x, Mozilla 1.x and Microsoft IE 6.x. and 7.0. The Chem3D ActiveX control supports IE 6.x and 7.0 only.

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007 (OLE copy/paste only)

Screen
800 x 600 or higher

ChemDraw of Macintosh
Following are the minimum system requirements for the latest version of ChemDraw.
OS
Mac OS X 10.3.x PowerPC, 10.4.x PowerPC, 10.4.x Intel, 10.5.x PowerPC, 10.5.x Intel

Plugin/Control
Netscape 7.0.x, Mozilla 1.7.5 and above, Safari 1.4 - 2.x

Microsoft Office
Microsoft Office 2004

Screen
800 x 600 or higher

iPad:
ChemDraw® for iPad® 1.0
Following are the system requirements for ChemDraw® for iPad®

OS
requires iOS 6.0 or 7.0 -- 32-bit only

Disk Space
34.4 MB

Other
This is not supported for iPad 1. iPad 2 has shown some slowness issues. iPad mini works, but the application has not been optimized for this device.

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