Mac OS X Installation Instructions

This page is based on the ChemDoodle 2D instructions, which are identical, except for the download. Make sure to download ChemDoodle 3D from here. Then follow the instructions below replacing the ChemDoodle file names with the ChemDoodle 3D file names.

Brief Instructions

After downloading ChemDoodle and opening the DMG, drag the ChemDoodle folder to your Applications folder to install it. Then double click on the ChemDoodle application in the folder you installed (not the one in the DMG) and follow the activation instructions.

Drag ChemDoodle to your Applications folder.

Detailed Instructions – For those inexperienced with Mac OS X

  1. Download ChemDoodle for Mac OS X from the following link if you haven’t already done so. ChemDoodle is supported on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or more recent.

    Download ChemDoodle 3D v4.0.0 for Mac OS X
  2. ChemDoodle3D-osx-4.0.0.dmg, a disk image, will be downloaded to your computer. You may check the MD5 checksum with the following number to verify your download.

    MD5 checksum: 527d3baf70f019b98173cf80fad0aa9a

  3. The disk image may automatically open, placing a ChemDoodle disk image icon on your Desktop and opening the installation Finder window as is shown in this image.
    The ChemDoodle Disk Image and Installation Finder Window
  4. If it does not open by defualt, find the file ChemDoodle.dmg on your computer and double click on it. It was most likely downloaded to your Home folder’s Downloads folder. If you cannot find it, use the Mac OS X Spotlight to find it.
    Check your downloads folder if the ChemDoodle DMG didn't automatically open.
  5. In the ChemDoodle installation Finder window, drag the ChemDoodle folder into the Applications folder. You can drag it to another place on your computer, but we recommended you install it in the Applications folder.
    Drag ChemDoodle to your Applications folder.
  6. After the ChemDoodle folder is finished being copied, eject the ChemDoodle disk image.
    Eject the ChemDoodle disk image.
  7. Open the ChemDoodle folder in the location you installed it to (most likely the Applications folder). Drag the ChemDoodle application to your dock. Now you can just click on the dock icon at any time to open ChemDoodle!
    Drag ChemDoodle to your dock.
  8. The first time you open ChemDoodle, you will be greeted with our software license. Please read and understand it, and then choose to accept it.
    ChemDoodle Software License
  9. Type or copy and paste the activation code we provided to you when you purchased ChemDoodle, and then click the Verify button.
    Activate ChemDoodle.
  10. ChemDoodle will build and a confirmation screen and user’s guide will follow. Congratulations, ChemDoodle is now activated and ready to use at any time!
  11. Uninstallation Instructions

    1. To uninstall ChemDoodle, simply drag the installed ChemDoodle folder to the Trash.