Update: 16.05.2018

A Java chemical drawing software

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The Java desktop application cDraw is an interactive chemical drawing software for generation of publication-quality figures. The user interface has been designed with a clear focus on intuitive and convenient handling. The drawings generated in cDraw can be exported as PNG, SVG or TIF images. The main file format used to store cDraw drawings builds on CDML, an XML-based format developed for BKChem; however, cDraw also has basic import/export capability for CDXML, CML and SDF file formats.




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Tutorial 1: Basic drawing operations
Tutorial 2.1: Drawing bonds (1)
Tutorial 2.2: Drawing bonds (2)
Tutorial 2.3: Editing atoms
Tutorial 2.4: Arc arrows, brackets and charges

Download cDraw from the PCSB home page.
(283 downloads as of 24.05.2018)

How to cite
When using this program, please cite:
Hofmann, A., Wlodawer, A. (2002) PCSB - a programme collection for structural biology and biophysical chemistry. Bioinformatics 18, 209-210.
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