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ChemSense Software Download
ChemSense software was developed as part of a non-profit research project and is licensed for evaluation purposes only, without warranty or technical support. Sample curriculum activities, sample student work, and quick start guides are available.

Three software packages are available: The ChemSense Animator, the ChemSense Studio Client, and the ChemSense Server. Each requires Java 1.3 or higher, and 192 MB or more of RAM is recommended. Installers for Windows and Mac OS X are available.

Current version: 3.0.11 (7/16/08). See the Version History for a list of changes for each release.

ChemSense (Java) source code is also available under an open source license on SourceForge. Feel free to extend the code to meet your needs.

What Software Should I Download?

Choose the ChemSense Animator if you just want to evaluate ChemSense or construct animations but you do not have a login account. If you just came across ChemSense on the web and want to get a quick idea of what it can do, choose this. If you have been given a login account by your instructor to use ChemSense in your class, then choose the ChemSense Studio Client. If you are an advanced user who is familiar with ChemSense, and you want to set up and manage ChemSense accounts for others, choose the ChemSense Server.

ChemSense Animator Installer

See the Quick Start Guide for the ChemSense Animator for a quick introduction to the the software features.

Download ChemSense Animator Installer for Mac OS X (3 MB). Requires Mac OS X version 10.1.2. Java 1.4 required to export animations to Quicktime.
Download ChemSense Animator Installer for Windows (5 MB). Requires Java 1.3 or higher installed on your computer. If you want to be able to export animations to Quicktime, you must have Quicktime version 7 or higher installed. ChemSense can export animations to animated GIFs, so if this meet your needs, you don't need to install Quicktime.

ChemSense Studio Client Installer

See the Quick Start Guide for the ChemSense Studio Client for a quick introduction to the the software features.

Download ChemSense Studio Client Installer for Mac OS X (8 MB). Requires Mac OS X version 10.1.2. Java 1.4 required to export animations to Quicktime.
Download ChemSense Studio Client Installer for Windows (10 MB). Requires Java 1.3 or higher installed on your computer. If you want to be able to export animations to Quicktime, you must have Quicktime version 7 or higher installed. ChemSense can export animations to animated GIFs, so if this meet your needs, you don't need to install Quicktime.

ChemSense Server Installer

The ChemSense Server installer will install the ChemSense server application on your computer. The installation also contains a README-SERVER file that contains instructions on how to run and administer your ChemSense Server, as well as technical notes regarding how you can hook up different databases to your server, if desired.

Requirements: Java 1.4 or higher must be installed separately. At least 256 MB of RAM is recommended.

Download ChemSense Server Installer for Mac OS X (19 MB). Requires Mac OS X version 10.1.2 or higher.
Download ChemSense Server Installer for Windows (19 MB). On Windows, when the installer prompts you for the location to install, change the default path to choose a path with no spaces, for example "C:\ChemSenseServer" (i.e., remove "Program Files" if it is in the path).
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