From: Ashar Malik (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2018 - 19:06:53 CST

Could you please quote the error?
Why do you want to load so many pdb files? If you want to process them,
perhaps load them non-graphically.
Are they the same molecule or different ones? If it's different
conformation of the same molecule you could load them as multiple frames of
1 molecule.

Since I have never run into this limit can't give a more productive answer.
If you state the error perhaps someone can comment on it. My understanding
was that vmd worked with system memory. In which case if 1011 pdb files
consumed your RAM beyond a tolerated limit the OS should have killed it.
But since you day that the loaded files work fine, I am not sure what is

Please provide the error.

On Jan 30, 2018 13:53, "Windle,Stephen" <> wrote:

Hey all,

I have a script that loads all the molecules into VMD. I have two folders,
one with close to 2,000 pdb files and another with over 6,000. In each
case, I get an error on a pdb file after it's successfully loaded 1,011
files into VMD. The loaded files work fine. Is this the max number of
allowable molecules for VMD? Thank you!