[Chimera-users] Grouping models

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Sep 22 09:51:06 PDT 2009

-------- Original Message --------
From: Thomas C. Marlovits
To: Tom Goddard
Date: 9/22/09 2:04 AM
> HI Tom,
> I was wondering, whether one can "group" a few models in chimera.  At 
> the moment, I have more than 40 models open simultaneously,  some of 
> which I would like to group in order to make coloring, selection, etc 
> ... more easily.   It might be that the feature is present, but 
> couldn't spot it so far.
> The other thing that I would appreciate, if there is a simple way to 
> assign the model nr manually (at the moment it is done automatically, 
> and it appears that the order is somewhat random ...)
> Best,
> Tx,
> -T.
Hi Thomas,

  You can used "named selections" to give a short name to several models 
or to any combination of selected items.  Use menu entry

    Select / Name Selection...

You can use the names in Chimera commands or use the "Select / Named 
Selection / name" menu entry.  I don't know of a command to name a 
selection.  Is there such a command (other Chimera developers)?

  You can set the model number if you open your models with a command, 
for example,

    open 5 twisty.pdb

to open a model as model number 5.  After the model number has been 
assigned it unfortunately cannot be changed.


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