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Powerfit scipion plugin

Program from Alexandre Bonvin and Joao Rodrigues (Utrecht University) for rigid body fitting of an atomic structure into a 3D volume. See Powerfit home page for details).

Install this plugin

You will need to use 2.0.0 version of Scipion to run these protocols. To install the plugin, you have two options:

  • Stable version
scipion installp -p scipion-em-powerfit


  • through the plugin manager GUI by launching Scipion and following Configuration >> Plugins
  • Developer's version
  1. Download repository:
git clone
  1. Install:
scipion installp -p path_to_scipion-em-powerfit --devel
  • Binary files

Powerfit binary file is installed with the plugin.

  • Tests

Tested with Powerfit version: 2.0.

To check the installation, simply run the following Scipion test:

  • scipion test powerfit_scipion.tests.test_powerfit
  • Supported versions of Powerfit



  • powerfit-scipion: Powerfit program functionality.


See Model Building Tutorial

Additionally, here you have the Tutorial from the original developer.

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