Note that this help page is continuously evolving. Instead of a comprehensive user guide, which nobody reads..., we intend to respond here quickly to questions and feedback which we get from users. So, if anything is missing here, please send us a note!
Further note that starting with major release 6 of SeeSAR, help-functions are provided within the tool. Watch out for the lifesaver – it provides context-dependent help! For newcomers to the tool we recommend to watch the few introductory slides, which SeeSAR shows upon starting. No worries, we won't bother you with the silde-show all the time but only if you haven't used SeeSAR for a while.
For the major part SeeSAR should be quite seamless and easy to use. Here are the few places where we have seen users to be irritated:
Note: some keyboards will have [strg] instead of a [ctrl] button. For the Mac, replace [ctrl] by the Apple key. Also [fn]+[back] equals [del] on the Mac keyboard.
Note: if you click on an object, this is taken as the center of rotation. Otherwise, the rotation is – depending on the viewing mode – either around the center of the entire protein or around the center of the binding site. So don't just click anywhere but close to a ligand atom of interest to rotate around it.
|[ctrl] + right-click
|[shift] + right-click||z-rotation|
|[ctrl] + [shift] + right-click
|[del]||delete table entries|
|[up] and [down] arrows||move to the respective next table entry|
|[space]||center view on selected pose|
|[d] + left-click, left-click||measure distances|
|[l] + left-click||label items|
|[esc]||exit the editor|
|[ctrl] + [s]||save the current state in the table|
|left-click: hold & drag||select all atoms and bonds in a box|
|[del]||delete the current selection|
|[ctrl] + [z]||undo|
|[ctrl] + [shift] + [z]||redo|
|[ctrl] + [r]||replace core|
|right-click||context menu to add atom, resp. change bond type|
|left-click + [c, n, o, s, p, f, i, 1, 2, 3]||change element, resp. change bond type|