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From: Zeinab Emami (zemami_at_ku.edu.tr)
Date: Thu Oct 02 2014 - 11:45:27 CDT
Dear Christopher Mayne,
I have the same problem. I tried to follow you advise, though could not
figure out how it wors up to now. The tutorial seems not comprehensive.
I also read this page:
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/plugins/topotools/ which did not help
much as well.
Would you please give me a short hint on *the procedure for producing PSF
file from a given pdb file that is void of parameter info.*
E.G. I tried to modify this pdb file for ethane, in order to get its psf
HETATM 1 C 0 -0.772 0.000 -0.000
HETATM 2 C 0 0.772 0.000 -0.000
HETATM 3 H 0 1.179 1.012 -0.083
HETATM 4 H 0 1.178 -0.578 -0.835
HETATM 5 H 0 1.178 -0.434 0.918
HETATM 6 H 0 -1.178 -0.432 0.919
HETATM 7 H 0 -1.178 -0.580 -0.834
HETATM 8 H 0 -1.179 1.012 -0.086
I changed the atom names and type manually, and the charges as well, it did
I thank you in advance and look forward to hear your advise.
On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 5:51 PM, Mayne, Christopher G <cmayne2_at_illinois.edu>
> If you have the mol2 and/or VMD's automated bond detection is correct,
> you can use the TopoTools plugin (
> https://sites.google.com/site/akohlmey/software/topotools) all of the
> bonded elements found in a PSF (e.g., bonds, angles, dihedrals). TopoTools
> has a function for guessing impropers, but it is better to set those
> manually where required. I frequently use this technique to construct PSF
> files for small molecule ligands from PDB files. If not included in your
> input, you will also need to manually set the atom types and partial
> charges using VMD's atom selection language.
> Christopher Mayne
> On Oct 1, 2014, at 8:02 AM, John Stone wrote:
> If you have a mol2 file with bond information, you may not
> really even need a PSF file if you're just wanting to analyze it in VMD.
> You don't say what it is that you want to analyze, so it's hard to make
> any concrete statements about what you would be missing if you just
> proceeded using the mol2 file. If you can be more specific about your
> goals it would be easier to give further guidance.
> John Stone
> On Wed, Oct 01, 2014 at 10:53:14PM +1000, M Karim wrote:
> I have a structure that doesn't have a psf file for it. It is not a
> biological material (Nucleic Acid or Protein, so I think Automatic psf
> builder does not work for it) I have the xyz, pdb, and mol2 as well as
> trajectory files for it.
> How can we make the psf file for this structure to better analyze it in
> Thank you
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