[Chimera-users] Chimera - Saving multiple files

Elza Sofia Fonseca fonseca.ess at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 12:45:29 PDT 2016

Hi Elaine,

Thank you for your help, but it didn't work...
I want the protein - target.pdb (#0) - and the model (#1.1), so I selected
these ones and in the name I wrote docking1.1.pdb and the error meaage
appeared again...

Best regards,

2016-06-16 18:02 GMT+01:00 Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu>:

> Hi Elza,
> This is not a bug, just a question (so it should go to the chimera-users
> email address only, not chimera-bugs).
> Literally, you must enter a name that includes either “$name” or “$number”
> into the output-filename area.  Then that part will be replaced by the
> model name or model number of the individual docking, to create multiple
> different output filenames.  You can’t just enter a name without one of
> those because multiple names are required for multiple output files, not a
> single name.
> You can see the model names and model numbers of the docking results in
> the “Save models” area of the PDB-saving dialog (Chimera menu: File… Save
> PDB).
> For example, if you enter File name in the PDB-saving dialog as:
> docking$number.pdb
> It will write model #1.1 to a file named docking1.1.pdb, model #1.2 to a
> file named docking1.2.pdb, etc.
> I hope this helps,
> Elaine
> ----------
> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
> UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
> University of California, San Francisco
> > On Jun 16, 2016, at 3:48 AM, Elza Sofia Fonseca <fonseca.ess at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Dear all,
> >
> > I am Elza Fonseca, a PhD student of the University of Porto and I am now
> learning to do dockings.
> >
> > I am using Chimera for open the results from SwissDock and I would like
> to save it like a multiple file. However I always get the same error
> message:
> > "You must provide a file name that contains either $name or $number,
> which will be changed to the model name or model number (respectively) in
> the final saved file name". I don't understand what "$name or $number"
> means...
> > May you please help me solving it? I apologize for my ignorance.
> >


*Elza Fonseca*

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