[Chimera-users] Difference between atoms' coordinates on screen and in a PDB file

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Sep 14 10:55:20 PDT 2012

Hi Mateusz, 
To retain the spatial relationships between the structures when you have moved them independently, you need to save the PDBs "relative to" the same model.  For example, save models 0,1,2 all relative to 0.
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 Sep 13, 2012, at 6:26 PM, Mateusz Dobrychłop wrote:

> Hello,
> I load 3 protein models into Chimera and enter several "move" commands. The structures change their positions. Then, I save them as a PDB file, and immediately open the PDB file. The structures are not overlapping (screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/gtGBN.png ). Why does it work like this and what can I do to obtain accurate coordinates on my screen without re-opening the model (after I finish my sequence of translations)?
> Mateusz

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