Downloading Chemdraw 15

Note: These instructions are also accurate for ChemDraw 16. We are working with DoIT to create instructions for ChemDraw 17, but most people should be fine continuing to use ChemDraw 16.


To download and install ChemDraw 15 your system, the following requirements must be met:

  • One must be an enrolled student, or staff, or faculty at the UW-Madison (regardless of what department are you affiliated with). More specifically, you must have a valid email address ending, where x could be blank (e.g., or the name of the department you are associated with (
  • Alumni are not eligible for downloading and using the software.
  • Each eligible individual is given only one set of Serial No. and Registration Code (associated with your email address). Files created with this software can still be opened even after the license is expired.

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