From: Axel Kohlmeyer (
Date: Tue Dec 08 2015 - 13:45:12 CST

On Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 2:08 PM, Mariano Smoler <> wrote:
> Hi, I´m back on VMD, hoping VMD can make what I need to do.
> I need to work with multiple monomers (I have already got this file) to
> emulate, as much closer as it is possible, the polymer.
> So, I loaded the four repetitions of my monomer but I can´t make them to be
> at a defined distance from each other.
> Is it possible to do this with VMD? Can I build a static 3D polymer just
> from the monomer file, with fixed distaces?

how about using the replicatemols command of the topotools plugin?

if you leave out the terminating atoms, you could also define bonds
between them to make a real polymer...


> Thanks to all,
> Mariano.

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