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VIDA v4.4.0 released

VIDA v4.4.0 released

OpenEye is pleased to announce the release of VIDA v4.4.0This upgrade adds several new features and fixes many previous issues.


  • A new ribbon style that produces ribbons with a smoother appearance has been introduced into VIDA.


    An example of the new ribbon style for crambin (PDB: 1CRN)

  • Improvements to the Builder/Sketcher, including:
    • closing the Sketcher window prompts for Save, Save as New, Discard, or Cancel
    • closing the Builder closes the Sketcher window
    • an additional “Save As New” option in the toolbar and Builder context menu
    • hitting Return now finishes adding typed-in molecules from the Sketcher

  • Significant improvements to the Extension Manager. In addition, extensions can be centrally deactivated.


  • VIDA is built on top of the OpenEye Toolkits v2017.Oct libraries to ensure that it and ancillary programs take full advantage of the state-of-the-art improvements in all underlying programming libraries. 


  • Support for 64-bit Windows has been added.
  • 32-bit Windows is no longer supported.
  • Support for Ubuntu 16 has been added.
  • Support for RedHat v7 has been added.
  • RedHat v5 is no longer supported.
  • Support for macOS El Capitan (10.11), macOS Sierra (10.12), and macOS High Sierra (10.13) has been added.


VIDA is now available for download. Existing licenses will continue to work, but if a new license is required, please contact your account manager or email sales@eyesopen.comSee the release notes for full and specific details on improvements and fixes.


About OpenEye Scientific
OpenEye Scientific is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with offices in Boston, Cologne, and Tokyo. It was founded in 1997 to develop large-scale molecular modeling applications and toolkits. Primarily aimed towards drug discovery and design, areas of application include:

The software is designed for scientific rigor as well as speed, scalability, and platform independence. OpenEye makes most of its technology available as toolkits—programming libraries suitable for custom development. OpenEye software typically is distributable across multiple processors and runs on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
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Jeffrey Grandy
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