[Chimera-users] Write DMS missing from Tools->Structure Editing menu? (v 1.6.2 and v 1.7)

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Thu Jan 31 12:54:05 PST 2013

Hi Duncan,
That looks like some very old version of Chimera.  There should be many more entries in that menu, including Write DMS.  Maybe even though you downloaded a newer version, what you are starting up is old?? You can check version with command "version" or menu: Help... About UCSF Chimera.  I doublechecked in Chimera 1.6.2, 1.7 and daily build (1.8) on my machine and they all have Write DMS in that menu.

Download page:

Write DMS:

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

On Jan 31, 2013, at 11:13 AM, Duncan Napier wrote:

> Hi,
> My first posting here, and I have come here after google searching high and low about this. I understand that Write DMS is now a standard part of Chimera, but I am (or more correctly, the users I support) not able to access or use it from the Tools->Structure Editing menu. 
> I installed the binaries (x86_64 and x86) from the UCSF Chimera site, but none of them seem to have Write DMS functionality. 
> I am running Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (Precise) on a Dell Vostro 486 PC, Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 gHz, 8 Gb RAM, 1 Tb SATA HDD, Video AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3. 
> What am I doing wrong? You can click on this link for a screenshot of what I see (its an XMing screenshot, but the view is the same in Ubuntu)
> http://www.sfu.ca/~dgnapier/post/chimera-DMS.jpg
> Any suggestions much appreciated!

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