If you’re in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or chemical industries or if you’re doing academic research that involves chemistry, you may be interested in the latest developments at
CambridgeSoft. The company has announced the newest release of its popular chemical drawing software, ChemDraw. The new version supports Mac OS X, and sports various new features too.
Among the host of additions made in ChemDraw 7 include methods for representing polymers, tables for handling arrays of structures on a single page, automatic atom numbering, and BioArt, a palette of customizable common biochemistry symbols including membranes, cellular structures and more.
Context menus are now supported, and a list of recently used files is available on the Open menu. Dashed versions of geometric drawing figures are now included, and additional support is available for file formats: Bruker JCAMP, SMILES/SMIRKS, BMP and CDXML. The software can also optionally perform continuous structure-checking and highlights potential problem areas by displaying red boxes around them.