How to use this book

FELIX FCL Command Language Reference is a complete guide to the command language that underlies the FELIX program. It discusses the basics of the language, symbols and expressions, macros, real-time displays, menus (and how to customize them), the database, and commands. Appendix C., Macro examples contains some useful macros.

This reference is available only online at Accelrys's website:

Note: If you are prompted for a username and password at the Accelrys documentation website, use the following:

Username: science

Password: faster

An index and table of contents are provided, and you may use the searching capabilities of your browser to locate information.

You can also use the Accelrys Site Search at:

Here, select All Documentation in the Search Area list. Enter term(s) in the Search field, then click Search.

To print individual chapters of this guide, use your browser's printing capability.

Note: Appendix A., Command reference, and Appendix B., Symbol reference are very large files. Before printing them, you may want to be certain you need all the information these sections contain

The online help found at the Accelrys website provide more information about the commands in the menu interface. For information about using FELIX, please consult the FELIX User Guide and FELIX Tutorials books.

Who should use this guide

This guide is intended for advanced FELIX users who are interested in modifying the user interface, writing macros, and doing other operations that require the FELIX command language FCL.

What FCL does

Some of the things FCL allows you to do are:

Modify the menu interface

Write your own macros

Modify existing macros

Things to be familiar with

You will probably want to familiarize yourself with a few things before working with FCL:

The windowing software on your workstation.

Use of the mouse on your workstation.

The FELIX menu interface.

Workstation requirements

Before you begin, be certain that you have these things available on your workstation:

An installed and licensed copy of FELIX.

A directory in which you can create subdirectories and files.

Related books

You can find additional information about general molecular modeling, structure determination, and NMR data analysis in several other books published by Accelrys:

NMRchitect - Describes the theory of NMR data analysis and describes how to use the NMRchitect software to analyze NMR data in the Insight II envirnment.

Insight II - Describes the Insight II molecular modeling program.

System Guide - Provides step-by-step instructions for installing and administering Insight II products in your operating environment.

Typographical conventions

Unless otherwise noted in the text, this guide uses the typographical conventions described below:

Names of most items in the FELIX interface are presented in bold type. For example:

Select the Process1D/Open Processmenu item.

FELIX command lines are represented in a courier font. If the line contains keywords you must type exactly, they are given in bold courier font. If a word is something you must replace with a specific value (like a filename), it is indicated in italic bold courier font. For example: