[Chimera-users] How to save a pdb which moved by mouse

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon May 11 09:07:39 PDT 2020

On May 11, 2020, at 8:55 AM, 李雄俊 <lixiongjun at mail.sysu.edu.cn> wrote:
> Hello Dr Meng:
> I tried to dock a partial thread pdb file to a mrc file with UCSF-Chimera,as the tutorial recommanded,I clicked "Favorites ——> Model Panel",and inactivated mrc, and then dragged the pdb to dock the volume data. But I found that I cannot save this moved pdb, I mean, even though I save the pdb in a new file, when I open this file in Chemira, it shows that the pdb still be the original position, didn't move anywhere. If I want to change it's position, I need use "Tools/Movement/Transform Coodinates" to get a really moved pdb, but I cannot get precise displacement parameters, Could you please help me to solve this problem: How to save a dragged pdb's coordinates? Thank you very much.  

You can of course save a dragged PDB in its new location.  Just make sure that when you save it, you save it "relative to" the map model.  There is a choice for that in the File... Save PDB dialog.

The chimera-users at cgl.ucsf.edu address (CC'd here) is recommended for asking questions, to ensure you get an answer.

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

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