|User Manual - File Menu|
With the file-open menu item one can load data sets into Sculptor. In most cases Sculptor automatically recognizes the file-type based on the extension. Sculptor supports the following file-types:
PDB - standard protein data base files. Sculptor supports multiple models and interprets the END statement as frame-end delimiter (for trajectories).
PDB/PSF - Sculptor can load in PDB+PSF file combos. Please select "Molecule (*.pdb *.psf)" from the file-type pull-down. Now double-click on the PDB file first and then double-click on the PSF file - Sculptor will immediately reopen the file dialog after the PDB file was selected.
PSF/DCD - Trajectory files based on a protein structure file and a binary DCD file. Please select "Trajectory (*.psf *.dcd)" from the file-type pull-down. Now double-click on the PSF file first and then double-click on the DCD file - Sculptor will immediately reopen the file dialog after the PSF file was selected.
SITUS - Sculptor loads volumetric maps in the Situs format.
CCP4/MRC/MAP - Standard MRC files are supported. We have tried to be consistent with most data files and other programs that are available. Unfortunately the file format is not really standardized and therefore incompatibilities can exist. Sculptor only supports orthogonal maps.
The selected document can be saved using the "Save As" menu item in the file menu. The program will always open a file dialog to give you a chance to specify a new file name to avoid overwriting your original data.
Load and Save State
Sculptor is able to save and restore it's current state. This will restore all loaded documents, all visualization settings and all docking results. Attention: If one generates a completely new data set in Sculptor (for example by blurring a high-resolution structure into a volumetric map), this new document needs to be saved before the state is written out into a file.