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Unformatted text preview: ted with the current application.” In this case, you can change the file associations through Windows Explorer. 1. Open Windows Explorer, and select a file with the extension for which you want to create the association. 2. Hold down SHIFT and right-click the file name. From the shortcut menu, choose Open With. Note that in some Windows operating systems (e.g., Windows XP) you do not have to press SHIFT to get Open With on the shortcut menu. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 2 Basics of ACD/ChemSketch 3. Set the application that should be used to open the file and select the Always use this program check box. 4. Click OK and close Windows Explorer. 1.4 Changing Default Directories
If you are running a single-user (stand-alone) copy of ACD/ChemSketch, the default directory settings are likely appropriate. If you have a network copy, it is advisable to change the default directory settings in the ACD/Labs software so that the default drive for saving work-in-progress is the user’s local hard drive, not the remote server. After creating local access for either limited or unlimited number of seats, then at each local installation: 1. In the ChemSketch window, from the Options menu, choose Preferences. 2. In the dialog box that appears (note that the General tab is active), under Directories, in the Default box, specify the directory that will be opened every time you open the Import, Open, Save, or Export dialog boxes in the ChemSketch window: Note In the Private box, you can set the directory for recording the configuration of ACD/ChemSketch (e.g., TEMPLATE.CFG and QRSTYLES.STL files). 3. Click OK. 1.5 Installing Add-ons
Starting from version 8.0, it is possible to install add-ons—small programs (with .ADDON extension) written to extend the features of the main application. Each add-on contains a set of commands to be applied either to the current record or to the whole database (so called, batch commands). As soon as the add-on is installed, its commands can be placed either on the toolbar as buttons or on the main menu as commands of the Add-on submenu (Database and/or Record menu), or both. To install the add-on, follow the steps below. 1. From the Options menu, choose Add-on Organizer. 2. Click Add and, in the Open dialog box that appears, find the .ADDON file. Click Open to add it to the list. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 3 Basics of ACD/ChemSketch 3. To customize some of the add-on options, select it in the list and click Edit: 4. In the Available Commands box, select the commands to be accessible from the ChemSketch interface. In the Insert In area, choose where the add-on commands should be added: as commands to the menu and/or as buttons to the General toolbar (if it was implemented by the add-on author). Click OK. 5. Click OK in the Add-on Organizer dialog box and verify whether the menus or buttons are added to the interface. 1.6 Quitting ChemSketch
You can quit from the program in any of the following ways: • Click Close –OR– in the upper right-hand corner of the title bar of a window. • From the ACD/Labs menu, choose Close All. This will attempt to close all ACD/Labs programs that are currently open, one after another. –OR– • From the File menu, choose Exit. This will close only the currently open ACD/Labs program. You will be prompted to save your work in the appropriate file formats depending on the window that you are quitting. ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 4 2. Drawing Simple Structures 2.1 Objectives
This chapter considers the basics of structure drawing, which occurs only in Structure Mode. The objective of this chapter is to give you an overview of the chemical drawing features of ACD/ChemSketch. From this chapter, you will learn how to: • • • • • • Draw atoms, bonds (single, double, triple, wedge, coordination, undefined, and Markush), as well as labels and polymers; Flip a drawn molecular structure; Select, rotate, and resize drawn structures; Generate stereo descriptors; Output the structure to a file, document, or printer; and Clear the screen. 2.2 Drawing Atoms, Bonds, and Labels
Drawing bonds and atoms is the basic activity in ACD/ChemSketch. Make sure that you are in Structure mode for all following actions: 2.2.1 Using the Draw Normal Tool
The Draw Normal tool is the default tool when the program is started. In this mode, you can easily draw normal or branched chains and replace the drawn atoms with other atoms from the Periodic Table of Elements. 1. Make sure that the Draw Normal tool Carbon atom 2. Click in an empty space to draw CH4 3. Click CH4 to add a —CH3 group, creating CH3—CH3 with a standard bond length. Click twice
H3 C is enabled on the Structure toolbar and that the is selected on the Atoms toolbar. the same carbon to draw
H3 C CH3 4. On the Structure toolbar, click Set Bond Vertically
H3 C CH3 CH3 and click any bond of the structure to rotate it to this orientation: ACD/ChemSketch Tutorial 5 Drawing Simple Structures 5. On the Structure toolbar, click Draw Normal
H3 C .
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2010 for the course AS 1 taught by Professor Chem during the Spring '10 term at University of Alaska Southeast.
- Spring '10