ACD/ChemSketch is a free chemical structures drawing package.

MSVU participates in the Academic Site licensing program which enables the freeware version of ACD/ChemSketch available to registered students and faculty.

On Campus Computer Labs:
ACD/ChemSketch is installed in various computer labs on campus.
Secure access to a lab computer can be achieved remotely using the MSVU Remote Computer Access Portal from your device using your MSVU login credentials.

Faculty and Staff MSVU Computers:
ACD/ChemSketch can be installed on MSVU computers on request, please contact the IT&S Helpdesk to request a ticket for installation identifying application to be installed and asset number of computer.

Faculty, Staff and Student Personal Computers:
Individual installation is available for installation on personal equipment, refer to Installation Instructions.

ChemSketch is compatible with Windows 64 bit only. MAC users please reference virtualization technology use information.


Complete the online form and a download link will be sent via email. You must enter a valid email address in order to receive your download link.

By downloading this software, you have agreed to the license agreement terms specified at indicating that your use of ACD/ChemSketch Freeware is for non-commercial purposes.


  • For assistance regarding installation and licensing of ACD/ChemSketch, please contact the IT&S Help Desk.
  • ACD Labs does not provide technical support for freeware products.
  • Students using the software as part of a course may ask their instructor for assistance.