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Article ID: 430 - Last Modified: May 10, 2011

How do you move molecules independently in Maestro?

This can be done with a local transformation. To move a molecule, select Molecule from the Transform (Local transformation) toolbar button menu (click-and-hold), then pick the molecule you want to move in the Workspace. You can move it with the same mouse buttons as you do for the entire Workspace. If you want to rotate the Workspace while you are moving the molecule, hold down the space bar and do the rotation. This action temporarily returns to global transformation mode; when you release the space bar, you are back in local transformation mode.

Remember that moving a molecule with a local transformation changes its coordinates.

If there are zero-order bonds between the molecule and other molecules, then you will have to select by atom rather than by molecule, or turn off the option to use zero-order bonds to define molecules in the Preferences panel.

Keywords: move molecules, local transformations, Maestro

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