From: Li, Zhen (
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 - 16:17:30 CST

To whom it may concern,

I am using VMD on a PC to visualize my AMBER simulation results. Every time I have to manually change ".nc" files to ".mdcrd" files which is pretty unsatisfying.

In the past week I tried to download NetCDF4.7.3-NC3 32-bit from this website, installed, added to PATH and copied every ".lib" files into "System32" and "VMD\plugins\WIN32\molfile" folder. But when I re-installed VMD 1.9.3 OpenGL CUDA version it still does not support NetCDF... Here comes my two questions:

1. Which version of NetCDF should be compatible with which version of VMD? I think some interfaces between VMD software and NetCDF library went wrong but how?

2. I noticed in the "VMD\plugins\WIN32\molfile" folder there are many shared objects (".so" files). Is it possible I can manually make some ".so" files specially for NetCDF?

Thank you for checking the email. Seems it has been an issue for more than 3 year since this email Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards,

Zhen Li,

Rm. 287, Department of Chemistry,

578 S Shaw Ln., Michigan State University,

48824, MI.