[Chimera-users] Save PDB

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Sep 12 09:45:42 PDT 2017

Dear Samaha Th,
The correct e-mail address for questions is chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu (see CC) not chimera-bugs.

The message means exactly what it says.  You have chosen an option to save multiple files, so you have to enter a name that includes either “$number” or “$name” so that it can make multiple names.  For example, if you had models #1 and #2 in Chimera and you entered the name


…you would get two files, one named myfile1.pdb and one named myfile2.pdb.   If you only want one file, then don’t choose the “multiple files” option in the Save dialog.


I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Sep 12, 2017, at 9:05 AM, samaha th <samaha.nbr at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> I would like to know how to save single protein-ligand complex pose
> using chimera. While saving I am getting an error message mentioning-
> "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". How to solve the issue.

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