What's New

May 2020

3.20

Biology

  • 20+ new items suitable for Biology experiments

3.19

New features

  • Aligning text labels is now possible: You can now align text labels to other text labels and apparatus items!
    • Note alignment is done on the text only. The arrow is ignored.
  • Move items horizontally/vertically by holding Shift while dragging them
  • Making Help screen more helpful by listing all keyboard shortcuts
  • You can now search your diagrams by name
  • Using ChemMark
    • you can type "oC" and "oF" for "°C" and "°F" respectively
  • Performance improvements

3.18

New feature: Shapes

  • Added: Rectangle, Ellipse, Arrow, Cross, Tick, 3D cylinder
  • Customisable stroke colour, stroke width and fill colour

3.17

New feature: Multi-layer liquids

  • Add up to 3 layers of liquid into any container
  • Adjust colour, opacity and position of each layer
  • Adjust blending/mixing between two layers
  • "Quick blend" - Quickly creates a blended mixture from one colour
  • Coloured bubbles

April 2020

3.16

New feature: Object grouping

When drawing complex diagrams, you may find it useful for certain objects to be joined together. You can do so by Grouping them. Learn more about object grouping.

Improvements:

  • Edit arrows in 45 degree increments by holding Shift (thanks to Jordan Dialpuri)
  • Flame: Now supports custom colours and variable spacing between peaks

3.15

  • New items: Thin-Layer Chromatography (TLC) paper & spots
  • Improvements: Drawing arrows locks at 45 degree increments when holding Shift (thanks to Jordan Dialpuri).

3.14

  • New items:
    • Cylindrical Schlenk Flask (Look for "Schlenk Flask")
    • Rotary Evaporator
    • Schlenk Lines
    • Plastic Reagent Bottle
    • Nichrome loop
    • Cork rings
    • Hofmann Voltameter

3.13

  • UI Improvements:
    • Update size of selected items by dragging yellow diamond handles.
    • Sliders in the property panel now have text fields for direct input

Mar 2020

3.12

Label tool upgrade

  • Multiline text supported!
  • Change text size, colour and font
  • Text alignment for multline text.
  • Arrows can now be hidden
  • Adjustable arrow size + thickness
  • New handles to adjust the ends of the arrow
  • Read more on how to use the new label tool

 

3.11

  • New items:
    • Distillation flask
    • Distillation head
    • Pear shaped flask
    • Receiver adapter
    • Schlenk Flask
    • Dean-Stark trap
    • Soxhlet Extractor
  • Item improvements
    • Fractionating column now has space at the top for a thermometer
    • Thermometer: New size options: "medium" and "tiny"
    • Round-bottom flask: Shape and visual improvements 

3.10.1

  • We're supporting educators worldwide during the COVID-19 outbreak, extending our trial to 31 days.
  • If you have an existing subscription, please email info@chemix.org

3.10

(Available to all Boost users. On free plan, feature is limited to first 7 letters in any label or text)

Feb 2020

3.9

3.8.1

  • Improvement: Toggle display of arrow head on labels.

3.8

  • Chemix Cloud Beta
    • Save and re-open your diagrams! Chemix Cloud lets you store diagrams so you can come back to them later
  • UI Refresh
    • Unified controls, harmonized "dark night" theme.

3.7.1

  • Bug fixes
    • Arrow head hint is now only shown when using the Select tool.
  • Item improvements
    • Round bottom flask:
      • is now snappable and can be placed on flat surfaces.
      • Option for four necks
    • Evaporating dish now has an option for a simpler style.
    • Filter paper has a new "Simple" option.

Jan 2020

3.7

  • New items:
    • Lab jack: movable
    • Gas cylinder: various colours for both shoulder and body
    • Addition funnel: with an option for pressure-equalizing arm
    • Plastic joint clip: (Keck clips), multiple colours
    • Glass stopper: various sizes
  • Improvements:
    • Fluted Filter paper, option for both folded and flat shape.
    • New balance design + option to add a windshield
    • White tile
    • Arrows now show a hint that the head can be moved, when selected

3.6.1

  • Improvement: Simplified condenser inlet/outlet, with added snap points.

Dec 2019

3.6

  • Introducing QuickSnap, a faster way to create your diagrams. Selected items have anchor points, allowing them to snap to other items.
  • Align & Distribute buttons. Arrange a group of items neatly and quickly.
    • Image

3.5 • Nov 2019

  • New items
    • 2 types of Test Tube Holders
      • Wooden Peg
        • Top and side views
        • Adjustable size
      • Metal
        • Adjustable size
    • Centrifuge tubes
      • Falcon Tube
        • Adjustable size, cap and cap colour
      • Eppendorf Tube
        • Adjustable size and cap position
    • Flame (Decorative)
      • Adjustable size and number of flames
    • Heating mantle (Heating)
  • Item improvements
    • Crucible tongs (Heating)
      • Add the "Beaker/Crucible tongs" and select the "Crucible tongs" option.
    • Added option to show arrows on Stirring Rod.
    • Resizable burette holder and burette
  • Other improvements and changes
    • "Erase all" button in the search bar
    • Precise movement using keyboard
      • Hold Ctrl / Command key + Shift + Arrow key to move by small amount.
    • Plans are now called "Start" and "Boost"

3.4 • Nov 2019

  • Added 9 GHS Hazard symbols
  • Behind-the-scenes general bugfixes and improvements
    • Faster loading times for repeated visits
    • Faster first time load using deferred scripts
    • Sliders not updating correctly for certain items
    • Added synonyms for existing items

 

3.3 • Oct 2019

  • User Accounts are here!
    • You can now create an account and sign in using a Google, Twitter or Facebook account.
    • Signing in unlocks extra items and additional customisations, all for free!
    • By creating an account with Chemix, you help us test new future features, such as saving images to the cloud, personal customisations etc.
  • UI Improvements
    • New top bar layout, to accommodate more features in the future
    • New font Rubik, improved readability and clarity
  • Item improvements
    • Bunsen burner has a new design and an adjustable collar
  • New items
    • pH Probe (Measurement)
      • Adjustable meter reading
      • Left/Right probe placement
    • Conductimeter (Measurement)
      • Adjustable meter reading and 2 units
      • Left/Right probe placement
    • Thistle tube (Filtering)
      • Adjustable size
    • Pipette Bottle (Measurement)
      • Adjustable size
    • Burette Holder (Metallic)
      • Both sides posable
    • Spirit Lamp (Heating)
      • Adjustable red flame

3.2.2 September 2019

  • Improvements
    • Filter paper now can optionally contain residue: tick the checkbox titled "Residue". Residue colour is fully customisable
    • New, smoother, dark-themed loading screen
    • Usability improvements for iPad and mobile devices
    • General stability improvements and bug fixes
  • New items
    • Crystals:
      • 3 styles: Cubic, Octagonal and Rhombic shapes.
      • Resizable, with various layout configurations.
      • Customisable to any colour.
    • Ice cubes: Customisable size.
    • Metal strips:
      • Straight and bent shapes
      • Customisable size and colour.
    • Powder pile:
      • 3 shapes: Round, smooth and lumpy
      • Customisable colour.

3.2.1 September 2019

  • Added JPG Export: New export format, produces images with white background.
  • Added colour preview to colour picker
  • Added dark theme to colour picker and modal dialogs
  • Fixed flashing liquid colour when selecting new colour
  • Fixed colour changes in various apparatus is now undoable
  • Fixed icons in notifications
  • New items:
    • Digital thermometer: 2 brands, adjustable display reading and unit
    • Calorimetry cup
    • Water condenser: variable size
    • Cold finger
    • Wash bottle

3.2.0 September 2019

  • 8 New items:
    • Bubbles: Multiple options for quantity, size, spacing etc.
    • Conical Flask with Side arm
    • Separatory Funnel
    • Buchner Funnel
    • Beehive stand
    • Clay triangle: Front and side view
    • Boiling tube + Boiling tube with side arm
    • Cuvette
  • Improvements:
    • Option to display Bunsen Burner as a simple arrow with the label "Heat"
    • Tube bend now defaults to standard 105 degrees instead of 90
    • Magnetic stirrer is now resizable
    • Magnetic stir-bar is now resizable

3.1.5 August 2019

  • New feature: Item reordering (Bring to front, send to back etc.)
  • Improvements
    • Optimised PNG rendering and export
    • New UI look for sliders
    • Boiling flask: Option for a flat bottom
  • New items
    • Sand bath: customisable size and sand level
    • Beaker tongs: customisable size and movable
    • Graham and Allihn condensers

3.1.4 August 2019

  • New Items
    • Ruler - variable size and colour. Both metric and imperial units.
    • Gas wash bottle - customisable outlets
    • Wooden splint - variable size
    • Glove
    • Goggles
    • Capillary tube - variable size
  • Fixed incorrect SVG export

3.1.3 July 2019

  • New items:
    • Gas syringe is back!
    • S-bent tube
    • U-bent tube
    • 3-way and 4-way tube
    • Tube width adapter
  • Minor fixes to modal dialogs

3.1.2 June 2019

  • New items:
    • Watch glass (can contain small amounts of liquids)
    • Spotting tile: 2x3, 3x4 and 4x4 configurations
    • Plastic/Disposable pipette
    • Bench mat in ceramic colour
    • Nail is back!
  • Item improvements
    • Default Tripod size adjusted to fit Bunsen burner
    • Drops can now be round and snap to Spotting tile dimples.
  • Fixed Margins on sliders in property panel

3.1.1June 2019

  • New items: Retort Ring, Tube with side arm, Sticker label,
  • Fixed error saving images in Internet Explorer and Edge browsers
  • New features:
    • Arrow with labels can now be edited
    • Move items using keyboard
  • Item improvements:
    • Bung: Added hole, additional orange colour, round corners
    • Fixed Liebig Condenser
    • Table: Shorten or remove legs
    • Label: Larger font

3.1.0May 2019

  • Initial Early Access release

2.8.1

  • Enable HTTPS for added security
  • Added new help options and support chat
  • Improved Flash detection and prompt to enable

2.8.0

  • Bugfixes and mostly invisible under-the-hood upgrades to the engine, ready for future features!

2.7.0

  • New natural UI for selection and rotation (rotation tool removed)
  • Better framing of exported image
  • Unified experience for Chrome web app users
  • Toast message visual refresh

2.6.3

  • Fix for Firefox rendering bug
  • Wait dialog for image export

2.6.2

  • Fix bugs in apparatus sidebar
  • Potential fix for Microsoft Edge users

2.6.1

  • Official release of beta
  • Bin button for deleting selected items
  • High resolution image export
  • Added Cut, Copy and Paste (Ctrl+X/C/V on PC/Linux, ⌘+X/C/V on Mac)

2.6.0

  • Added Undo/Redo (Ctrl+Z and Ctrl+Y on PC/Linux, ⌘+Z and ⌘+Y on Mac)
  • Fix bug: Liquid level broken for certain rotations
  • Tool cursors
  • Delta (Δ) symbol for selection rotations
  • Updated toolbar icons

2.5.3

  • New rotation overlay
  • New styling options for 19 items: Volumetric Flask, Boiling flask, Gas Jar, Pipette, Clay triangle, Evaporating Dish, Crucible, Crucible Cover, Separating funnel, Pump, Syringe, Nail, Spatula, Test Tube Rack, Dessicator, Reagent bottle, 3-way tube, 4-way tube, S-tube
  • New snapping behaviour when rotating 1 item
  • Updated search terms

2.5.2

  • New styling panel UI, added radio buttons
  • Added style options for 12 items: Conical flask, Table, Tube, Bung, Thermometer, Tube bend, Glass Wool, Tripod, Wire Gauze, Petri Dish, Filter paper, Round Bottom Flask
  • Improved search terms
  • Fix bug: Selected items moved during save
  • Fix bug: Pressing delete while editing weight on a scale

2.5.1

  • View recently saved diagrams

2.5.0

  • Initial Beta release

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