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Tool: Distances

Distances is a table of distance monitors (measurements that update if there are changes). The tool also allows adding and deleting distance monitors, adjusting their appearance, and saving the information to a file. Distances is tabbed together with the Angles/Torsions tool into a Structure Measurements window.

Distance monitors are pseudobonds. They can also be added with the distance command, selection context menus (when two atoms are selected), and the distance mouse mode . The tape measure mouse mode adds a different type of distance measurement with markers and links (details...). See also: H-Bonds, Clashes/Contacts, Crystal Contacts, label, crosslinks histogram, select by pseudobond length, measurements

Distances can be opened from the Structure Analysis section of the Tools menu and manipulated like other panels (more...).

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UCSF Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics / October 2021