[Chimera-users] Fetch EMDB map by id

Thomas Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Mon Apr 9 15:28:25 PDT 2007

Hi Cathy,

   It is a good idea to allow fetching EMDB maps by id in the current 
File / Fetch by ID dialog.  Their are two issues related to the large 
size of some maps that I would like to solve to make that work well. 
First I would like Chimera not to freeze while the fetching is done. 
That is what currently happens when fetching files.  Instead it could 
show a progress dialog with a cancel button (like a web browser) and 
open the map when it finally arrives.  Second I would like the map to be 
saved on your local machine so that you don't have to fetch the same 
large file more than once.  Perhaps the way that would work is the the 
first time you fetch any file it asks you where to save this and future 
fetched files, and there will be an option not to save them.  This would 
be remembered in your Chimera preferences file.  When you subsequently 
used the fetch dialog it could first look in the directory where you 
save fetched files and use the copy there if available.

   Thanks for the suggestion.  It is on my requested features list.


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