[Chimera-users] Dropdown list of models in groups

Yasser Almeida Hernández yasser.almeida at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 00:35:16 PDT 2018

Hello Elaine,

Thank you for your answer.

I will try ChimeraX and the rename command. In any case, I think many 
users would appreciate the addition of this functionality to Chimera.

I am a big fan of Chimera, and have been using it since 10 years. I have 
some suggestions for new functionalities. Is this users mailing list 
proper platform for suggestions?

Best regards


On 22.08.2018 20:14, Elaine Meng wrote:
> Correction:  someone just reminded me that in ChimeraX, users CAN group models by using the “rename” command to specify new hierarchical model ID numbers.  I keep forgetting that this command can change ID numbers, not just model names.
> <http://rbvi.ucsf.edu/chimerax/docs/user/commands/rename.html>
>> On Aug 22, 2018, at 10:41 AM, Elaine Meng <meng at cgl.ucsf.edu> wrote:
>> Hi Yasser,
>> This doesn’t solve your problem for a user-defined group, but in ChimeraX, the Models list has disclosure triangles to expand and collapse groups.  Opening an NMR ensemble of atomic models  (e.g. 1plx) or showing multiple isosurfaces for the same density map automatically makes a group, as in the attached image.  However, there isn’t a way for the user to group models manually (at least yet) or add notes to a model or group.
>> Best,
>> Elaine
>> -----
>> Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.
>> UCSF Chimera(X) team
>> Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
>> University of California, San Francisco
>> <Screen Shot 2018-08-22 at 10.39.53 AM.png>
>>> On Aug 22, 2018, at 2:16 AM, Yasser Almeida Hernández <yasser.almeida at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am working with groups of models, and I wonder if there is a way to make a group, with a defined name, and then inspect each models independently without lose the group. Currently, if I make a group, and then ungroup, I lose the definition, notes ans any other action on it. If there is no possibility, I would suggest the developers to consider the option to make groups with dropdown list of models.
>>> Best
>>> Yasser

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