Adept Scientific plc announce the availability of ChemOffice 2004 from CambridgeSoft -the latest version of the ultimate PC office suite for chemists and biochemists, integrating Microsoft Office to provide the most comprehensive set of desktop tools for professionals today.
The three principal components of ChemOffice 2004—ChemDraw 8.0, Chem3D 8.0, and ChemFinder 8.0—all have exciting new features and improvements, the highlights of which are described below. ChemDraw prepares the structures (and chemical reaction diagrams too), Chem3D transforms them into 3D models for graphical examination and molecular modelling, and ChemFinder files the structures (or reactions) and their associated information in a chemically intelligent database. Current users of ChemOffice know that the combined power of ChemDraw, Chem3D, and ChemFinder makes for a comprehensive and highly useful desktop chemistry suite to handle the chemist’s everyday needs, but ChemOffice 04 has even more to offer. In addition to constantly improving the utility and integration of the three applications, the ChemOffice team has been working on extending the integration of ChemOffice with Microsoft Office to provide the total package scientists need to manage business and chemistry from one desktop station.
The latest new features are summarised below:
ChemDraw 8.0 has loads of new features to make it an ideal choice for anyone looking for a powerful, easy-to-use structure drawing and chemical information package:
* The new floating periodic table is the fastest route to element information, while the new floating character map enables users to add symbols and special characters from any font instantly to a ChemDraw document.
* A new TLC Plate drawing tool enables the reproduction of TLC plates in ChemDraw documents.
* Quickly examine potential mass fragments by breaking bonds with the brand-new Mass Fragmentation tool.
* New Struct=Name algorithm to generate systematic names from chemical structures, with comprehensive support for the Cahn-Ingold-Prelog (CIP) rules for absolute stereochemistry: a huge time saver!
* Improved Proton NMR predictions use splitting patterns to make predicted spectra look more realistic.
* Now you can rotate molecules and add perspective with simple 3D tools in ChemDraw 8.0.
New Chem3D 8.0 is the ultimate molecular modelling, visualisation and analysis suite boasting new features including:
* Produce detailed and realistic molecular models with enhanced graphics using OpenGL.
* The new depth perception features provide true perspective viewing, depth fading, and colour by-depth for stereo viewing.
* Now there’s no limit on molecule size in Chem3D, which means users can load and render models as large as their systems can handle.
* Includes usability enhancements, such as multilevel Undo/Redo and new export options for creating high quality images for publication and presentation.
* Users can take advantage of ChemDraw and Chem3D ActiveX controls to present well rendered, fully interactive diagrams and models within a ChemFinder form.
* Search databases of 3D structures with queries specifying distances, angles, and other relationships between atoms, bonds, or group centroids.
* Generate combinatorial libraries within CombiChem/Excel or the easy new enumerator within ChemFinder/Office.
With more features then ever packed into ChemDraw, Chem3D and ChemFinder this is without a doubt the best ChemOffice ever. Even those familiar with ChemOffice will be delighted and amazed by this new version. Whether it’s used to create professional chemical drawings and documents, evaluate models and compute properties or manage chemical information, the new ChemOffice components will make chemists work more efficient and more effective.
With offices in the UK, USA, Germany and throughout the Nordic region, Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers.