Editors provide editing functionality by receiving user interaction events (e.g. mouse and keyboard events) from SAMSON. For example, an editor may be a nanotube generator that lets you create a new nanotube model in a few clicks, a tool for deforming molecular structures while preserving local rigidity, a rectangle selection tool, a tool to apply a rigid-body transform to a model, etc. At startup, SAMSON positions editors in the Edit menu.

Important: One and only one editor is active at any time.

A nanotube generator editor

If you want to start developing you own editors, please, refer to the documentation about the generating SAMSON elements and the SAMSON tutorials page for more information about writing new editors for SAMSON.