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Reading SDF files

I want to know if we can read sdf files with structures with the Avogadro software?

Of course. In the case of 2D SDF files, it will also ask if you want to generate 3D coordinates.

Using Open Babel, Avogadro can read over 100 chemical file types.

I tried to open an SDF file comprising 10 molecules structures wit Avogadro software but it shows only one of the 10 structures on the 3D format. I juste to open the sdf file in the aim to see the différents structures on simple configuration and not on 3D.
Is it possible?

Avogadro is a 3D molecular editor. If that’s not what you want, you should use a different program (e.g., ChemDraw, ChemDoodle, etc.)