[Chimera-users] suggested feature/model panel
pett at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 22 15:15:08 PST 2009
On Jan 21, 2009, at 5:05 PM, Matthew Dougherty wrote:
> 1) ability to create folders in the model panel so models can be
> 2) ability to have a model in multiple folders
> 3) ability to show/hide in a folder by a a single checkbox
> 4) ability to name the folder
These are good suggestions, and we have discussed adding some kind of
grouping mechanism in Chimera given that there are a lot of situations
where you want to treat a set of models as a single entity (e.g.
multiple structures fit into a EM map).
I think #2 and #3 are in conflict though. Really, I don't think you
want #2 -- it's too confusing. Say a model is in two groups: you
close one group -- what happens? You hide one group -- what happens?
You deactivate one group and move the other -- what happens? Perhaps
if you elaborated on the motivation for putting a model in multiple
groups then some other alternative could be devised that provides what
I'll open a change-request in our Trac database for "grouping
mechanism" and include the above. I don't really want to promise a
timeline, but the issue is a concern of ours.
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab
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