From: Josh Vermaas (
Date: Fri Apr 10 2020 - 15:19:21 CDT

Hi Ross,

Yes. Its under the mol commands "mol default blah blah blah", which you
could add to your .vmdrc file. What I've
found most useful (since alot of the representations have strange options),
is to do it once manually with logging on (File->log) to see what the
command options are for my preferred representation.


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:11 PM Ross Williams <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm using VMD on the regular for a set of fairly similar structures.
> Whenever I load up a new file, my process is always the same: set the
> representation to VDW, set the radius to 0.3, add a new representation, set
> it to DynamicBond, set the cutoff to 2.8. Every time.
> I'd love to be able to speed up this process by setting these
> representations from the command line. Is that possible?
> Many thanks,
> Ross Williams