From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Mon Feb 10 2014 - 22:20:25 CST

On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM, Boris Steipe <> wrote:
> VMD can't read 1OXY from PDB Web download, local file or even after I edit it to contain only the ATOM records.
> Error message:
> ERROR) Error reading optional structure information from coordinate file 1oxy
> ERROR) Will ignore structure information in this file.
> Info) Using plugin webpdb for coordinates from file 1oxy
> ERROR) Incorrect number of atoms (5006) in
> ERROR) coordinate file 1oxy
> Info) Finished with coordinate file 1oxy.
> This contains no information that I could use to troubleshoot :-(
> Chimera works fine for the file, this mail is just FYI.
> Kind regards,
> B.

hmmm... works for me:
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Info) Using plugin webpdb for structure file 1OXY
Info) Using plugin webpdb for coordinates from file 1OXY
Info) Determining bond structure from distance search ...
Info) Analyzing structure ...
Info) Atoms: 5006
Info) Bonds: 4811
Info) Angles: 0 Dihedrals: 0 Impropers: 0 Cross-terms: 0
Info) Bondtypes: 0 Angletypes: 0 Dihedraltypes: 0 Impropertypes: 0
Info) Residues: 909
Info) Waters: 333
Info) Segments: 1
Info) Fragments: 341 Protein: 6 Nucleic: 0
Info) Finished with coordinate file 1OXY.
Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.9.2a35 (October 24, 2013)
Info) Exiting normally.


Dr. Axel Kohlmeyer
College of Science & Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste. Italy.