What's new?

September 2021

3.38

New items:

  • Septum seal: Various sizes and colours, snaps to necks of test tubes and flasks
  • Dimroth Condenser
  • Hands: Various poses and skin colour
  • Eureka Can: Option to fill the spout with liquid
  • Gummy bear: Various colours
  • Needle
  • Mouse

Improvements:

  • Better selection for lines, curves and cables
July 2021

3.37

Image Cropping

  • You can now crop your diagram before downloading it. Ideal for creating multi-step instruction sheets, or creating animated images.
June 2021

3.36

Advanced Liquid Options

  • Pouring liquids out of containers. Available for specific items.
  • Meniscus effect. Available for specific items.
  • Manometer options: separate liquid levels, diameter and length for each arm.
  • Fixed incorrect liquid mask for calorimetry cup
  • More colours available for multimeter.
  • Fixed bug in Thiele Tube resizing
May 2021

3.35

First Physics Release

We are excited to announce that Physics items will now be part of Chemix too. Our first release focuses on Electric & Magnetic items, with a humble addition of 10 new items:

  • Powerpack
  • Cable (snaps to various items!)
  • Ammeter
  • Voltmeter
  • Multimeter
  • Resistor
  • Knife switch
  • LED
  • Magnet
  • Solenoid

Thank you all for voting in our Physics poll. We will be adding more items over time, please stay tuned. 

April 2021

3.34

Improvements:

  • New item: Piston chamber
  • New item: Magnifying glass
  • Additional colour for Table: Fire-proof (Black top + wooden legs)
  • Resizable Pestle and Mortar
  • Resizable Micropipette
  • New option to add a spout to the beaker
  • When downloading a diagram that is saved to the Cloud, the diagram name will be used as the file name instead of "chemix"
  • Improved loading speed
March 2021

3.33

New features

  • Editing multiple items of the same type is now supported

New items

  • Weight boat
  • TLC Development chamber
  • Centrifuge
  • Paperclip
February 2021

3.32

New items

  • Spectrophotometer (Device + Schematic Diagram)
  • Oxygen Saturation Probe
  • Triple-Beam & Beam Balances
  • Protractor
  • Choice Chamber
  • Combustion Spoon
January 2021

3.31

  • More spacious Property Panel: We've reworked the usability of the property panel, making it easier to scan and find the right options.
  • Improved colour picker: You can now manually enter the hexadecimal code of a colour
  • Right-click context menu: Right-click to easily and quickly access common functions 
  • Constrained shapes: Hold Shift to:
    • draw straight lines at 90/45 degree angles
    • draw squares and
    • draw circles
December 2020

3.30

  • New items
    • Sonicator
    • Pencil
    • Pen
    • Bottle
    • Adhesive tape
    • Candle
  • New features
    • Lamp and bulb now support more colours
    • Additional arrows: Stir/Swirl Arrow and Curved arrow
November 2020

3.29

Shapes update

  • New shapes:
    • Cubes
    • Spheres
    • Triangles
  • New items:
    • Improved Pipette: Includes new sizes with ISO-standard colour coding.
  • Improvements:
    • Improved Arrow editing (can independently move either end)
    • Added option for dashed line
    • Added option to set fill opacity on all shapes
October 2020

3.28

  • New items:
    • Fume hood
    • Faucet
    • Front-facing retort clamp
    • pH paper strips
    • pH paper pack
    • Drop Counter
  • Improvements (Boost subscription required):
    • Balloon can now be deflated 
    • Add up to 5 liquid layers in a container
  • Bug fixes:
    • Command+C, Command+V etc keyboard shortcuts will now work on macOS again
September 2020

3.27

  • Upgraded design for Allihn, Graham and Liebig Condensers and Fractionating Column:
    • Symmetric, resizable, 
    • Added option for outlets on the same or opposite sides
  • Minor improvements:
    • Capillary tube now has greater variety of sizes
    • Resizable suction pear
    • New bolt design for clamps
    • New UI icons
August 2020

3.26

New features:

  • Choose stroke thickness for a diagram: Thin, Normal and Strong
  • UI Update: Compact UI for choosing liquid colour and opacity

3.25

New items:

  • Streaked Bacteria Cultures
  • Visking / Dialysis tube
  • Osmosis U-tube
  • Manometer
July 2020

3.24

  • 3 new items: Wooden test tube rack, balloons, star shape
  • Rubber stopper has a new option for a second hold
  • Slide-out side panel, to make navigating categories easier
  • Desk lamp size can be changed

3.23

  • 5 new items
    • Hydrometer, Vacuum Flask, Stick lighter, Torch burner, 3-way suction pear/pipette filler
  • Measurement items moved to their own category
June 2020

3.22

10 New items

  • Micropipette, Suction Pear, Steel Wool, 96 Microplates, Cell Culture Flask, Hoffman Clamp
  • Burette Clamp, Batteries, Camera, Video camera

3.21

  • Add support typing Greek letters
    • Type the name of the letter in brackets. Conversion happens on the closing bracket:
      • e.g.: "(gamma)" is converted to "γ"
    • For capital Greek letters, start the first letter with a capital letter
      • e.g.: "(Sigma)" is converted to "Σ"
  • 6 new items added:
    • Vigreux Condenser
    • Cow-type Adapter
    • Oil-Bubbler
    • Mohr-type pipette
    • Syringe
    • Tap
  • Separated Distillation and transportation items into its own module
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 sizecolour 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.

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