From: John Stone (
Date: Wed Sep 21 2005 - 13:37:21 CDT

  VMD doesn't have any facility for processing symmetry records presently,
so if you want to build a full structure from a symmetric component such as
is commonly done for large virus structures, you'll either need to apply the
transformations yourself by hand or with scripts, or find another program
or web site that does this for you. In the case of virus structures, you
can get all-atom models from the VIPER web site. For other structures you
may need to use a program that's more crystallography oriented than VMD
currently is. If others have specific suggestions, feel free to chime in.

  John Stone

On Tue, Sep 20, 2005 at 05:43:41PM -0700, Chunhu Tan wrote:
> Hi, All,
> I want to know how to build a crystal structure from a pdb file of unit
> cell.
> Can VMD or other sofeware do this?
> Thanks in advance !
> Best,
> Chuck

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