Showing posts with label chemtool. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chemtool. Show all posts

18 February 2014

556. Briefly: Drawing molecules on linux: ghempaint, chemtool and easychem

chemtool, easychem and gchempaint are in the Wheezy repos.
See also the following posts for ISISDraw, MarvinSketch and BKChem.

I didn't get along with this at all. I managed to import a few structures from the templates, but e.g. the clean molecule function didn't actually work, although it's there. Selecting, deleting etc. were all a bit non-intuitive (to me -- this is obviously very subjective)

I can't find any templates. Drawing becomes a bit tedious since I didn't find an easy way of converting an existing bond from e.g. single to double.

It's pretty straightforward to use and I like it the best of the three. However, it's still very sparse even compared to e.g. bkchem. It certainly works if you quickly need to make a simple structure. There's no clean function.