ensochemEditor is a universally usable chemical editor for molecules and
reactions. Draw even complex chemistry information in the twinkling of an
eye and display your data in the very best quality.
The comprehensive help file with its step-by-step tutorials guide you through the most important features within minutes. Screenshot ensochemEditor
The product is available in two different editions:
- As a Windows application
The Windows application based on the Microsoft .net Framework offers the greatest comfort possible along with a comprehensive feature list that satisfies even users with highest demands.
- As a Java applet (Web Edition)
With ensochemEditor Web Edition, you can directly and comfortable draw chemical structures and reactions just inside your web browser. Besides Java, no special software installation on the client computers is necessary. Convince yourself with our online demo.
Both programs can easily be integrated into own applications or customized solutions. With the MOL / RXN file format, they offer standardized possibilities for the data exchange.
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ensochemEditor supports drawing molecules as well as reactions. For your convenience, the following special features are available to you:
- Template support
With ensochemEditor, you can save commonly used molecules and reactions as templates with just a few mouse clicks so that you can easily re-use them in your later drawings. The HotSpot principle allows you to specify which bond or which atom shall be used to connect the template to an existing molecule. Of course, you can also set alternate hotspots when inserting a template.
It is also possible to save single atoms with special properties like charge, valence and others as a template.
Both system-wide and user-defined templates are supported.
- Comfortable property editor
The clearly arranged property grid enables you to modify he currently selected objects' properties like the bond type or the charge. If objects of multiple types are selected, ensochemEditor groups them according to the type. This enables you to change an arbitrary number of bonds with one single operation! You don't even need to open special dialogs.
- Automatic chain creation
You can easily drag chains of arbitrary length with the chain tool instead of having to manually draw every single bond.
- Flexible print preview
Scale your drawing to arbitrary sizes and use the integrated layout mode to correctly align your drawing before printing it. You can even directly perform changes from within the layout mode!
- Comprehensive settings
Customize ensochemEditor to your very personal preferences with the comprehensive, but still very well-structured settings dialog. You decide which fonts, sizes and colors you want to use.
ensochemEditor is a versatile tool. The software can not only be launched and used as a standalone application, but can also be seamlessly integrated into other software products like Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Integrate your chemistry where you need it - ensochemEditor makes it possible.
The example shows the usage of the OLE container included with ensochemEditor which contains functions for launching the editor interface as well as for displaying structures and reactions.
Of course, you can also integrate ensochemEditor in your customized enterprise solution. Just contact our experts for further information as well as full planning and implementation concepts.
With ensochemEditor Web Edition, you can integrate a chemistry drawing tool into your website with a minimum effort. It is fully loaded from the server as a Java applet and that not require any installation on the client. Thus, it is the ideal frontend for applications based on ensochemWeb, our internet and intranet chemistry framework and many more solutions.
ensochemEditor and ensochemEditor Web Edition are the default chemistry editors included in the scope of delivery of our famous electronic laboratory notebook ensochemLab.
This page gives you a couple of useful tips that can make your life much easier straight from the editor development team. Check this page recently and stay on top of all the handy editing tweaks published here!
- Single atom templates
Some users have to do a lot of work with charged or other non-default atoms like ones with valences or special isotopes. Always inserting the atom and then changing the properties is too much work to be still comfortable - but there is a solution.
You can define your special atom as a template. At first, please insert it into a new sketch as you normally would. As an example, let's assume this one:
Please select it using the "Select Tool", right-click on it and choose "Add to templates" from the context menu. We recommend creating a dedicated folder for your special atoms to store them in. Then click on "Apply" to save your data. Screenshot template dialog
If you need the atom in the future, you can simply insert it from the templates pane. For even more comfort, you can also show a toolbar containg your special atoms by right-clicking on one of the existing toolbars and selecting "Templates \ Special Atoms". Selecting your new template is now as easy as selecting a built-in tool like the bond tool.
If you want to replace an existing atom on your drawing surface instead of adding the new one, just select your template, click on a C atom and move your move cursur slightly aside until you see the spline (refer to the picture) and then leave the mouse button. Your C atom will be replaced. Please note: You cannot replace other atoms than C atoms this way.
- Software distribution via Active Directory
Distributing software in a network is nearly always an unfriendly however necessary task for a system administrator. With ensochemEditor, deployment is very easy if you are using a Windows 2000 or later domain.
The "ensochemEditor.msi" file that ships on your product CD is a standard msi package that can be deployed by the means of group-policy based software deployment. Just register it in the appropriate policy object, and (depending on your configuration) after a reboot or a while of idle time, the editor application is available to all your users.
Upgrading is likewise easy: Just remove the old package and add the new one!
By the way: It doesn't even matter which language version you register in GP as the different msi files only affect the user interface language during installation but not the product itself. All languages supported by ensochemEditor are available after installation, regardless which p ackage you use.
For the whole process to work, you must only make sure that on prerequisite is met: The Microsoft .net Framework 2.0 has to be available on your clients.
- Sharing templates on a network
In most cases, employees working in one department or even laboratory use the same templates or are at least able to share a big set of them. Creating templates multiple times or copying them onto every computer is neither comfortable nor manageable for extensions or changes.
With ensochemEditor, you can set two different template paths in your settings: One for private (user-based) templates and one for public (shared) templates. The far simplest way to share templates across multiple computers is to set the public path to a Windows file share on either a server compurter or one of the laboratory PCs.
With this method, your users have access to all templates stored there. If you want to add or change a template, you only have to do it once for all your computers.
We recommend also copying the template files distributed with ensochemEditor into your new template path so that they are still available. For language-dependent templates, you can use the language suffixes ".de", ".en" and ".fr", just as the setup program installs it on the local hard disk. If your remote template directory is "\\Server\Shared\Templates" for example, ensochemEditor automatically checks for "\\Server\Shared\Templates.en" if the language is set to English.
- Deploying default settings for new users
As a system administrator, it is often a good idea to give new users a set of default settings with which they can start working right away. The built-in settings for ensochemEditor may not meet your company's needs in all cases, so you can deploy your own ones.
At first, please configure your copy of ensochemEditor with the settings you want to have as defaults. Then copy the file named "ensochemEditor.xml" from the "Application Data \ enso Software GmbH \ ensochemEditor" folder within your profile directory into the "Default User" profile. Please note that the path must stay the same.
With this method, all newly created Windows users will automatically have your ensochemEditor settings. The action will not affect any existing user accounts.
- Restoring the default settings
When configuring unknown applications for the first time, it is sometimes the case that you have created a set of options with which you cannot work at all. Resetting them one by one is often a difficult process that can lead to quite a number of errors.
With ensochemEditor, there is one simple trick to reset all user-defined settings at once to their built-in default values. For doing so, please just close the editor, delete the file "ensochemEditor.xml" from the "Application Data" \ "enso Software GmbH" \ "ensochemEditor" folder within your user profile and restart the application. Everything will be just like it was after the original installation.
If your administrator has defined alternate default for you, please copy the "ensochemEditor.xml" file from the default user's profile into your profile directory instead of just letting the application create a new one.
ensochemEditor requires the Microsoft .net Framework. Thus, the usage is limited to the following operating systems:
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2003 oder 2008
- Windows XP
- Windows 2000
The .net Framework itself is included on the installation media.
In order to be able to comfortably use ensochemEditor, your computer should meet the following minimum hardware requirements:
- 256 MB memory
- Processor Intel Pentium III 600 MHz or likewise