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Avogadro has many good qualities but I can't seem to find a way to display ligands differently to macromolecules in the same view window. Frankly I can't seem to find a way to display any two things differently (like one as ball and stick, another as ribbons, or w/e) to one another in the same view. It seems like in a given view window everything has to be displayed the same way, there's no room for making one part displayed one way and another part displayed another way.

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This was also asked on the Avogadro discussion forum

It's possible in Avogadro 1.x and discussed in the documentation

  • Select part of the molecule
  • Click on the "options" button for a particular display type (e.g. "ball and stick")
  • Click on the button to only show the selected atoms

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