[Chimera-users] suggested feature/model panel
Dougherty, Matthew T.
matthewd at bcm.tmc.edu
Thu Jan 22 16:05:26 PST 2009
You are correct about #2 & #3, there would be an ambiguity in the design & coding.
what I would propose:
If a folder shuts off (hide), all multiple instantiations would be turned off.
If a folder turns on (show), it only turns the model on in that folder.
If a protein were in to two folders, it would require a third checkbox option of mixed, along with show & hide states.
definitely needs more analysis. Initially I would prefer #2 over #3
as for the motivation: each folder would represent a scenario, easy switching between scenes, improved convenience in working with dozens or hundreds of models.
> 1) ability to create folders in the model panel so models can be grouped
> 2) ability to have a model in multiple folders
> 3) ability to show/hide in a folder by a a single checkbox
> 4) ability to name the folder
I think #2 and #3 are in conflict though. Really, I don't think you
want #2 -- it's too confusing. Say a model is in two groups: you
close one group -- what happens? You hide one group -- what happens?
You deactivate one group and move the other -- what happens? Perhaps
if you elaborated on the motivation for putting a model in multiple
groups then some other alternative could be devised that provides what
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