[Chimera-users] distance between 2 residues

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Jul 8 10:41:28 PDT 2011

Hi Dedan,
There are many different ways to specify two atoms and measure the distance between them.  

The GUI way is to Ctrl-click to select one atom, Shift-Ctrl-doubleclick to both select the second atom and get a popup menu that includes the choice to "Show Distance."  There's also a Distances tool and the command "distance."

Three ways to measure a distance are given here:

It is also done in tutorials, for example here:

In general, you can use menu "Help... Search Documentation" to find subjects of interest.  I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Jul 8, 2011, at 6:12 AM, Dedan Githae wrote:

> how is the problem solved in chimera? i want to measure distance between 2 residues

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