[Chimera-users] Chimera 1.12 release

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Wed Oct 25 09:46:32 PDT 2017

A new production release of UCSF Chimera (version 1.12) is available:

Download is free for noncommercial use.
Platforms: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux.

New since version 1.11 (see release notes for the full list):

General I/O, Display:
* Updated URLs for fetching PDB, mmCIF, EDS
* improved initial display of EDS difference map
 (shows both positive and negative isosurfaces)
* "click-to-center" mouse mode (default Ctrl-right button) uses
 surface vertex instead of entire surface
* "clip" and "thickness" commands prevent placing the back plane
 in front of the front plane

Structure Analysis and Modeling:
* AmberTools updated to version 17
* Add Charge uses precalculated charges for NAD and NDP
* Morph Conformations "core fraction" exposed for more control
 over hinge detection
* "hbonds" command option to show as dashed or dotted lines

* Mol2 output includes metal-coordination bonds
* Dock Prep consistent handling of alternate locations in
 adjacent residues

Note: most new development focuses on ChimeraX, also available:

Enjoy! On behalf of the Chimera team,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

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