[Chimera-users] Pack molecules in Unit Cell

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 20 10:52:12 PDT 2011

Hi Joe,
The packing option is in version 1.6 (daily builds) but not 1.5.x.  The daily builds are also available for download, just farther down on the page:

The URL you gave is for "development" documentation (latest, synchronized for the most part with the daily build).  The documentation included with your download and accessible from the Chimera Help menu should be better synchronized with the features in that same version.

I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On May 19, 2011, at 5:17 PM, Joe Osmundson wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I would like to transform a pdb so that it fits nicely in the unit
> cell, which seems to be described here:
> http://www.cgl.ucsf.edu/chimera/docs/ContributedSoftware/unitcell/unitcell.html
> as "Pack molecules in unit cell".  However, this is not an option when
> I bring up the options in the Unit Cell tool (although literally
> everything else that should be there IS indeed there).
> Is there a glitch in the most recent version?  Is there an easy way to
> script this to essentially move the model (and its crystallographic
> mate) into the center of the unit cell?
> Thanks,
> Joe Osmundson
> Darst Lab
> Rockefeller University

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