TorchLite Released

We are delighted to announce the release of TorchLite, the next generation of FieldView, a free 3D molecule viewing, editing and drawing tool.

TorchLite is a powerful viewer, editor and sketcher which displays molecules in 3D with field patterns, together with 2D structure and physicochemical properties. This is a compact version of Torch and the differences can be seen in the table below.

We have had many recommendations for TorchLite or its predecessor FieldView. Academic researchers tell us that they use it in teaching and for their research. We’ve had many commercial organizations use TorchLite to decipher complex SAR, particularly around aromatic groups. See for yourself with a free 12 month evaluation available here.


Load protein-ligand crystal structures to visualize favorable interactions.
Load up to 10,000 molecules and convert them into 3D so 2D and 3D structures can be viewed side by side.
Load results of a ligand or protein based virtual screening experiment.
Study SAR of congeneric series by manually modifying structures and visualizing the change in the electrostatic and shape characteristics of the molecules.
Align and compare molecules using a common substructure or using electrostatic and shape characteristics.
Gain immediate feedback on new designs using the ‘score while you draw’ feature.
Automatically create energetically reasonable conformations for new designs and ensure these can bind to your target.
Score new molecules against detailed 3D QSAR models from Cresset’s Forge software.
Optimize more than potency with the optional StarDrop module to predict off-target effects.

Note: If you are currently using FieldView you please register here to receive your download and license file to TorchLite.