Installation Instructions ChemDraw 20.1 Macintosh

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 11, 10.15, 10.14 
  • Microsoft Office 2019 and 2016 (including Office 365 support)


Downloading ChemDraw

Step 1

After purchasing ChemDraw through the Microshop you will a receive a the following email message.  You will need to activate your account.  To do this click on the open account link as shown below: 

New users chemdraw message

Step 2

Activate your account by providing the email address you provided the MicroShop and providing a ChemDraw password you would like to use.

Activate your ChemDraw account

Step 3

You can access your software using the following link:



Enter your email address and the ChemDraw passoword that you set and click on Login

log into chemdraw


Step 4:

Click on the active ChemDraw version 20.1

choose installation file

Step 5

Click on cos20.1.dmg to download the Mac file

download file mac

Installing  ChemDraw 20.1


Step 1:

  • Double-click on the installation file cd201.dmg.


Step 2:

  • Click on Agree.

license agreement

Step 3:

  • Drag ChemDraw 20.1 to Applications.

Drag chemdraw to applications

Step 4:

  • Click the ChemDraw 20.1 icon in the Application folder.


Step 5:

  • To Activate your software enter:
    • Your Name
    • Organization
    • The EXACT EMAIL ADDRESS you provided the Microshop when you purchased the software.
    • The Activation code you received with your order.

Add activation instructions

Step 6:

Click OK

Click ok to successful installation

Step 7:

Click Install.

Click install