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Wed 13 Nov 2013


genconf multiplies a given coordinate file by simply stacking them on top of each other, like a small child playing with wooden blocks. The program makes a grid of user-defined proportions (-nbox), and interspaces the grid point with an extra space -dist.

When option -rot is used the program does not check for overlap between molecules on grid points. It is recommended to make the box in the input file at least as big as the coordinates + van der Waals radius.

If the optional trajectory file is given, conformations are not generated, but read from this file and translated appropriately to build the grid.


-f conf.gro Input Structure file: gro g96 pdb tpr etc.
-o out.gro Output Structure file: gro g96 pdb etc.
-trj traj.xtc Input, Opt. Trajectory: xtc trr trj gro g96 pdb cpt

Other options

-[no]h bool no Print help info and quit
-[no]version bool no Print version info and quit
-nice int 0 Set the nicelevel
-nbox vector 1 1 1 Number of boxes
-dist vector 0 0 0 Distance between boxes
-seed int 0 Random generator seed, if 0 generated from the time
-[no]rot bool no Randomly rotate conformations
-[no]shuffle bool no Random shuffling of molecules
-[no]sort bool no Sort molecules on X coord
-block int 1 Divide the box in blocks on this number of cpus
-nmolat int 3 Number of atoms per molecule, assumed to start from 0. If you set this wrong, it will screw up your system!
-maxrot vector 180 180 180 Maximum random rotation
-[no]renumber bool yes Renumber residues

Known problems