[Chimera-users] measure the vertical distance between aromatic planes

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Aug 17 11:12:30 PDT 2015

Hi Bing Wang,
It depends what you mean by “vertical”.  You can get the closest distance of two planes (considering them as infinite) by selecting both their rows in the axes/planes/centroid tables, or with  the distance command, for example:

distance p1 p2

However, there is no simple way to get the distance only along a specific direction.
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 Aug 13, 2015, at 7:54 PM, Wang, Bing <bingwang at ou.edu> wrote:
> Hi Chimera,
> Is there a way to measure the vertical distance of two planes in the structure? I do know how to measure the angle between two planes or one line and one plane by the Axes/Planes/Centroids in Chimera. I don't need the distance of two centroid of two planes. I do need the vertical distance of two planes. Could you please show me in detail?
> Thanks a lot!
> Bing Wang

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