Cannot open certain .xyz files

Hi,

I am having trouble opening certain .xyz files that open correctly in
other programs. I don’t see anything in the file that should cause
this. One of the files is attached.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
Eric

I am having trouble opening certain .xyz files that open correctly in other programs. I don’t see anything in the file that should cause this. One of the files is attached.

It’s not so much that you can’t open it – I can open it fine. When opening xyz files, Avogadro (or actually Open Babel) works out the bond orders and aromaticity of the system. This is time-consuming on fullerenes or similar large fused ring systems.

You can escape this by using the “Import -> From Molecule File” command and unchecking the “Perceive Bond Orders” checkbox.

Hope that helps,
-Geoff


Prof. Geoffrey Hutchison
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University of Pittsburgh


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