There are two ways to install PhotochemCAD™. Either method will install the required files on your hard drive:
The current version is Version 2.1 (03/06/2009)
Operating system requirements
- PhotochemCAD™ runs under Windows 95, 98, 2000, and XP.
- PhotochemCAD™ has not been tested under Windows Vista.
- There is no Macintosh version of PhotochemCAD™.
NEW: Updated optional additional database: Naturally Derived Porphyrin Database V2 (updated August 16, 2013)
- Download and un-ZIP the Naturally Derived Porphyrin DatabaseV2
- Save the new, un-ZIPped folder called "Naturally Derived Porphyrin Database" in the same directory where your photochemcad.exe file is located.
- Open the PhotochemCAD™ program.
- Open the new database manually (see the Getting Started PDF file for help on opening a database manually).
Optional Help files
The following optional files provide help information in PDF and AVI formats. Additional help is available in the PhotochemCAD™ program by clicking the Help icon on the PhotochemCAD™ toolbar.
- Getting Started (PDF) (size: 104 KB)
- Release Notes (PDF) (size: 20 KB)
- Help Videos (AVI files) (This link takes you to the PhotochemCAD™ Video Files page, where you can select a ZIP archive of all videos, or select individual files)
For new users
If you are new to PhotochemCAD™, we suggest you visit the Getting Started page, and dowload the optional video help files. If you need more help with installation, please see our detailed installation instructions page.
For advanced users
- If you have your own customized database, please read our Notes for Advanced Users before installing Version 2.1 (03/06/2009). Please note that very few users need the information on the advanced user's page; it is not necessary for most users of PhotochemCAD™.
- You can run the installer from your browser, or you can right-click the link to save the installer and run it from your hard drive.
- If you download the ZIP archive of program files, there is no installer. The name of the extracted executable file is PhotochemCAD.exe
- If you see a Windows Installer security warning telling you that the security certificate is unknown or expired, you can ignore the warning and click "Continue."
If you need more help with installation ... see our detailed instructions page.
This page was last updated January 25, 2017