From: Josh Vermaas (
Date: Thu Oct 01 2020 - 19:01:07 CDT

I don't think so. The way I'd do it is to *either* merge the two molecules
together (topotools mergemols,
first, or use the selection for a specific coordinate of interest. The
standard way of picking within 5 Angstroms of the point (5,-2,3) is:


On Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 11:48 AM Asghar Razavi <>

> If I have two separate molecules in VMD, e.g. mol 0 and mol 1, is there a
> way to use the "within" command to select atoms from mol 0 that are within
> 5 angstrom of residue A in mol 1?