AW: [gmx-users] Shape of box

Rausch, Felix frausch at
Wed Apr 4 12:40:53 CEST 2012

Hi Lara,

Please see "editconf -h" for the available box shapes. Which of these you use is depending on your system (or a matter of taste actually).
The dodecahedron is mostly used to decrease the system volume, thus it's a good choice for the simulation of a single protein in solvent (as in your tutorial?).


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If you add solvent water around your protein you have to generate a box with the editconf command. How to know what shape that box should have? In my tutorial is a dodecahedron used. What other boxes exist and how to know which box one has to use?


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