How to use this book

The FELIX Tutorials are a set of step-by-step procedures that illustrate typical examples of how to use FELIX to process raw NMR data.

To access the tutorials, please use one of the following:

Any updates or corrections to the text files will be posted to the web site, making the text at the most current.

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. You can also use the Accelrys Site Search at:

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

While viewing the document online, you can use the searching capabilities of your browser to locate information.

You can print individual chapters of these documents via your browser's printing capability.

For information about the FELIX command language or to access the user guide, please see the online FCL Command Language Reference and FELIX User Guide books.

Who should use this documentation

This documentation is intended for FELIX users who want to become familiar with the program by working through tutorial lessons.

The tutorial lessons illustrate a wide range of topics, including:

Before working with the FELIX tutorials, make sure you are familiar with the following:

Before you begin, be certain that you have the following available on your workstation:

Setting up tutorial files

Before starting the tutorials, create a location on your hard drive to store tutorial files.

Create a folder on your hard drive to store tutorial files. For example:

 > C:\Felix_Practice

By default, FELIX program (executable) and tutorial files are installed in C:\Program Files\Accelrys\Felix 2004


Locate the tutorial files. They are located in a folder named tutorials in the same path as the FELIX program files.

To find these files, you can:

Navigate through the directory structure using the Windows Explorer from either the My Computer icon or the Network Neighborhood icon on your Windows desktop.
Right-click the FELIX icon on the Windows desktop. Click Properties. On the Shortcut tab of the popup, note the location of FELIX in the Target window. For example:
         > C:\Program Files\Accelrys\Felix 2004\felixwin.exe 

In this example, the tutorials folder is in the following path:

Copy all the folders contained within the tutorial folder to the Felix_Practice folder. This uses about 270 MB of disk space. If you don't have enough disk space you may copy only some folders for selected tutorials.

Related books

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

Typographical conventions

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

Select the File pulldown.

1Contains only the text files; no tutorial data files are available on the Web.
2Contains both the text files and the data files used in the tutorials.