CCL: Drawing Software



 Sent to CCL by: "Venable, Richard (NIH/NHLBI) [E]"
 [venabler]![nhlbi.nih.gov]
 On Linux (Ubuntu), I've found the combination of chemtool and the venerable xfig
 program works fairly well.  Draw the individual molecules with chemtool, save
 each to a file, then export the drawing in encapsulated postscript format.  For
 markup, the xfig program can read, place, and display .eps files as objects, and
 allows the addition of annotation as text, lines, arrows, etc. to create a final
 complex figure.  You could also add structures to an energy vs. reaction
 coordinate plot this way, assuming the plotting program can produce postscript
 output.  The ps2epsi command (part of ghostscript) can be used to encapsulate
 .ps to .eps, for programs that don't offer .eps output.
 Regards,
 --
 Rick Venable     5635 FL/T906
 Membrane Biophysics Section
 NIH/NHLBI Lab. of Computational Biology
 Bethesda, MD  20892-9314   U.S.A.
 (301) 496-1905   venabler AT nhlbi*nih*gov
 On 8/25/10 7:08 PM, "Barry Hardy barry.hardy*o*vtxmail.ch"
 <owner-chemistry]|[ccl.net> wrote:
 Sent to CCL by: "W  Flak" [williamflak{=}yahoo.com]
 Dear CCL
 I was wondering if there is a free software to draw the reaction mechanism,
 energy levels of reactants, transition state and products, where I use chemdraw
 but the graph is not organised well.
 Thanks in advance
 Flak