[gmx-users] warning in editconf

Justin A. Lemkul jalemkul at vt.edu
Tue Oct 27 16:06:45 CET 2009

leila karami wrote:
> Hi
> for making simulation box for pr-dna interaction I typyed  [editconf -f 
> -o -d 0.5] but this warning appeared:
> No boxtype specified - distance condition applied in each dimension.
> If the molecule rotates the actual distance will be smaller. You might want
> to use a cubic box instead, or why not try a dodecahedron today?

You either need to specify a box type (-bt) or use the -d flag such that it 
satisfies the minimum image convention in the case of your molecule rotating, as 
editconf has clearly warned you.



> please guide me.
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Justin A. Lemkul
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Department of Biochemistry
Virginia Tech
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