Chimera 1.1

Free Perform visualizations and analysis of molecular structures and related data
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Developed by the highly reputed University of California at San Francisco, Chimera is a software program created to suffice the needs of academic users, nonprofit organizations or dedicated individuals. Thanks to this software tool, they can perform interactive visualizations, analyze molecular structures, sequence alignments and docking results.

The program has a straightforward installation process that can easily be completed by any individual with minimal computing skills. Its GUI is far from impressive, but it is well-optimized and it provides great stability and responsiveness. However, there are very few customization options for its appearance and the main menu definitely lacks some colors. Also, the main menu content, despite its variety, seems overcrowded.

About its capabilities. Chimera has several tutorials and vast documentation, which are available for free for anyone who wants to better understand its features. Speaking about features, the program allows users to generate high-quality images and animations along with a sequence viewer that is able to locate, view, and edit sequence alignments. Moreover, it is equipped with a tool called Pipes and Planks that shows protein helices as "pipes" and strands as "planks", with connectors for the intervening coil.

All in all, Chimera is a complex software tool, equipped with various features, but it requires a chemistry background in order to fully understand and use its features.

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Pros

  • A simple installation process
  • Comes with the Pipes and Planks feature
  • Offers great stability and responsiveness
  • Lots of tutorials

Cons

  • The menu content looks overcrowded
  • Very few customization options
  • Lacks skin themes

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khurram khan
Chimera Tool is one of the most valuable, widely used and comprehensive tools available to its users 24/7. You have used many tools to solve your Android problems, but trust me, none of them can match Chimera Tools. Chimera Tool at crackplease has its roots in humble beginnings: In the beginning it was a small project with two engineering students working as hobbies.

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Dang Ung Van
Wonderful. It would be better if Chimera could pay attention to show the bonds of ligand in the ligand-protein complex

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Abdullahi Aminu Yarima
It is really helpful.

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