PDB Modeler/Browser provides simple interactive visualization of Brookhaven National Laboratory Protein Data Bank Files for computers running Microsoft Windows v3.1 or later. A variety of searching methods are provided and users may organize customized indices to make access of frequently used structures more convenient. Users have control over the molecular detail displayed as well as how it is colored. Molecular structures may be rotated and zoomed to reveal otherwise hidden information. Users may also interactively measure distances, bond lengths, bond angles, and dihedral angles. Ramachandran plots may be constructed for any protein in the data bank. All images and measurements may be transferred to the clipboard for export to other programs to support report generation. Shaded menu items have not yet been implemented and will appear in future releases.
MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: 386/33 (the faster the better), 4MB RAM, VGA color video or better (256 color or more works best), 10MB or more free disk space. The complete PDB database now occupies over 600MB.
MINIMUM SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS: MSDOS 5.0 or later, Microsoft Windows 3.1 or later.