[Chimera-users] arrow heads for pipes and planks

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Sep 20 13:50:43 PDT 2012

Hi Evan,
Probably you are looking at documentation that is newer than your version of Chimera.  The Pipes & Planks arrowheads are in Chimera 1.7 daily builds, not the 1.6 production release.  
Pipes & Planks has been improved significantly since the 1.6 release.  However, this feature is not available as a command, sorry.  

If you use the documentation in the Help menu (or from clicking the Help button on a dialog) it should be fairly well synchronized with whatever version you have downloaded.

daily build download:

"what's new in daily builds" (vs. current production release):

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 20, 2012, at 1:18 PM, Evan Kantrowitz wrote:

> Hi,
>    Probably a dumb question, but I cannot figure out how to show arrow heads on pipes and planks.  I found this info
> Show arrow on helix and Show arrow on strand (both default true) place arrowheads on the C-terminal ends of secondary structure elements to indicate N→C directionality.
> These are not on the pipes and planks tool.
> What is the format on the command line to use this commands
> I tried
> Show arrow on helix
> Show arrow on helix true
> Thanks
> Evan

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