From: Smith, Harper E. (
Date: Fri Jan 29 2021 - 10:18:48 CST

Hi Yuvam,

Use "not" . For example, you might try "not index 1" to see everything without index 1.

From: <> on behalf of Yuvam Bhateja <>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 11:11 AM
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Subject: vmd-l: Deselecting the atoms

Greetings experts,

I wish to know about the selection tool of VMD. I wish to make cylindrical holes in a 30A thick square slab like structure of SiO2. I can select the atoms corresponding the holes but don't know how to select the rest of the atoms EXCEPT those atoms corresponding to the holes.

Is it possible to select atoms in such a way that all the atoms/residues are selected in a molecule except one particular residues?

I'll be grateful for the suggestion.

Yuvam Bhateja