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What is the 3MF format and what can it be used for in ChemOffice?

The 3MF file format is a 3D printing file format that has been developed to help improve communication of 3D printing files between different software applications. It has been designed to be more versatile than the STL file format, which is the most commonly used 3D printing file format. Co-develop

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Drawing tools in ChemDraw

Hi, I've been a ChemDraw user for 6 years now and think it is an absolutely fantastic tool. In addition to chemical structures, I make quite a few figures/diagrams within ChemDraw so use the drawing tools a lot. There are a few tools that I've always thought would be really useful to have - are t

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 • ChemDraw Professional

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Everything you need to know about the 3D Clean-up function

ChemDraw’s easy-to-use interface and advanced features have made it a favorite among chemists for decades. But did you know that ChemDraw can also create 3D representations of molecules? With ChemDraw’s recent 3D clean-up capabilities, you can easily create realistic drawings of molecules in three d

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 • 3D & Color in ChemDraw

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A Century Of Curly Arrows

The curly arrow is a ubiquitous symbol in chemistry. It is used to indicate the movement of electrons in a chemical reaction, and can be found in textbooks, on chalkboards, white boards (and of course in ChemDraw). Though they may appear simple, curly arrows are a powerful tool for visualizing c

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Hotkeys "4" and "5" for stereo bonds

Hotkeys “4” and “5” are very convenient to generate wedged and hashed wedged bonds in no time. They work on both primary and secondary carbons.

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ChemDraw Email Attachments

I'm wondering if anyone has encountered any difficulty attaching ChemDraw .cdxml documents to email using MS Outlook. We're finding that .cdxml documents are not handled properly while binary .cdx documents are transmitted with no problem.

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Hotkey "3" for polyaromatic groups

You can use the hotkey "3" or "a" in order to generate phenyl groups or benzenes. Combined with the Arrow keys, you can easily build complex polyaromatics systems.

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Hotkey "2" for carbonyl groups

With a few hotkeys “2”, “4” and “5”, you can easily generate a peptide backbone, taking away the hassle of back and forth clicking with the tools.

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Hotkeys "1" and "0" for C-C bonds

Learn the basics of the hotkeys with the most important ones: “1” and “0” to easily draw Complex alkane chains.

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Who would like to see Linux versions of ChemDraw and Chem3D?

My work involves computational molecular modeling and data analysis on Linux and Windows, but my preferred OS is Linux (currently Linux Mint 20.3 Xfce, based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS). Although I can use ChemAxon MarvinSketch on Linux, it would also be great to be able to use ChemDraw and Chem3D as na

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 • ChemOffice

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Typing away complex molecules

With just keyboard keys and the arrows, it is possible to draw complex molecules such as imatinib.  

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How to produce reactions in no time

With a molecule or a set of molecules selected, simply press "Ctrl/Cmd" + keyboard arrows to create a copy of your selection on the other side of a reaction arrow.

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Making Diamonds with ChemDraw

Requires ChemDraw Professional 20 or above: A quick step by step illustrated example starting from a Name to Structure of Adamantane 3D Clean-up Clone with overlapping carbon atoms Select all molecules and Join (Ctrl/Cmd + J) to join all closely overlapping carbons Repeat Finish with a 3D C

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The quickest way to make ALIGNED clones of molecules

While you use the Ctrl/Option key to clone molecules or objects, simply hold Shift to constrain the movement of the mouse horizontally or vertically.

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The quickest way to clone molecules

Select a molecule, reaction, or any set of objects with the selection tool, hold the Ctrl/Option key and click & drag to create copies of your selection more precisely and rapidly than by pressing Ctrl/Cmd+C Ctrl/Cmd+V.

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How to make TLC spots look like real TLC spots

When you insert a TLC spot with the TLC tool, you can zoom in and mouse over the spot while holding "Shift" to enable various handles to change the size and shape of the spots.

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How to easily make circular arrows

You do not need a specific type of arrow to make circular arrows. Simply take a regular straight arrow and use the middle handle to curve it. You can then use the handles and the beginning and the end of the arrows to extend the curved arrow into a full circular arrow.

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How to easily repeat atom labels

Once you have typed an atom label on a molecule, you can click on it once with the text tool, and then double click on any atom to repeat the last atom label that you single-clicked on.

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How to move across atoms on a molecule

With the hotspot activated over a molecule, simply press the keyboard arrows to move from atom to bond. Once your hotspot is on an atom or bond, try pressing numeral keys and see what happens! You can easily draw entire molecules with just the keyboard.

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Drawing dyestuffs

When drawing dyestuffs, you can draw the zo group with an E bond or the hash (unspecified) bond. This is an individual 'indexing convention' as much as anything, what do users do ?? Very easy to draw (more pretty) as an E Bond, but then the structure-> Name labels this as E and this may not be r

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 • Chemical Drawing

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