From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Jun 16 2015 - 09:38:18 CDT

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 10:02 AM, Daniela Rivas <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Is it possible to load a trajectory file in VMD using the .sim format? If
> not, what can I do? Should I convert it to another format?

what program does generate a .sim file? how is the format defined?

VMD supports different file format through plugins. the list of
available plugins is given here. you'll have to check if there is
anything that is compatible with the file you have.

since i don't know what a .sim file contains and how it is created, i
cannot give any advice. if there is no suitable plugin, you can see if
there is a converter that outputs a supported file format (caution,
this may lose information). otherwise, there is always the option of
writing a custom plugin to support this particular file format. that
would also help other users of the same program.


> I hope you can help me.
> Thanks!
> Daniela.

Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.