CAEN Knowledge Base
CAEN Knowledge Base

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Enter your question or keyword below to search our knowledge base. At any time, you can click the Blue button in the bottom-right corner of the page to open a Live Chat session with a CAEN consultant. If no consultant is available, you will be prompted to submit an offline message, and the next available consultant will contact you at the email address you provide.

ChemDraw & ChemOffice

All University of Michigan student, faculty, and staff are eligible to use PerkinElmer's ChemDraw and ChemOffice on their personal computers. To register, enter your uniqname@umich.edu email address in the PerkinElmer User Registration form.

About the License

ChemOffice for Windows includes the following applications:

  • ChemDraw Professional
  • ChemDraw for Excel
  • Chem3D
  • ChemFinder
  • ChemFinder for Office
  • ChemScript
  • CDSL Mobile
  • ChemDraw Direct

ChemDraw for Macintosh includes the following applications:

  • ChemDraw Professional
  • ChemDraw for Excel
  • ChemFinder Std
  • ChemScript


After logging in, if you are eligible for a Site Subscription, two links will appear on the right-hand side of the screen: My Site Subscription will give you access to the download files, and My Downloads will show you all serial numbers that have been assigned to you, including those for a Site Subscription (as well as any trials or other software you may have purchased).

The software can be activated three times for each license. After that, PerkinElmer Customer Service will need to be contacted, and they will examine the activation history associated with the license and the reason more activations are needed in order to decide eligibility for an increase in activations.

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