Atom sprouting:

    • Click an atom symbol on the toolbar or in the Periodic Table.

    • Place the cursor over the atom where you would like to add the atom.

    • Press the Shift key on the keyboard then click the atom. The new atom will be attached to that atom.


    Template sprouting

    You can add the template connected by a bond formed between the selected non-primary atom and the attachment point of the template. Adding a substituent this way replaces only a hydrogen atom on the selected atom, not the atom itself. This feature is limited to the use of symmetrical templates where attaching the template has only one possibility ( e.g. , as for phenyl).

    • Select a template from the toolbar or from the Template Library

    • Moving the cursor over an atom, a grey colored image will show you the positioning of the template.

    • Left-click on the atom will place the template.

    To change the connection type (no sprouting):

    • Select a template from the toolbar or the template library.

    • Move the cursor to the canvas and hover over an atom.

    • Press the Shift key and while holding it down, click the atom.

    In both cases, you can change the bond angle by rotating the template: holding down the left mouse button, move the mouse to rotate the molecule, and release it when desired position is reached.

    Adding a cyclohexane template to a secondary carbon atom: images/download/thumbnails/5318001/sprout3.png
    Adding a cyclohexane template to a secondary carbon atom while holding down the Shift key: images/download/thumbnails/5318001/sprout2.png


    • Abbreviated groups will be extended when holding down the Shift key, its attachment is not affected in terms of sprouting.
    • The grey outlined template will not be shown if the creation of a new bond would lead to the valence error of the atom but will be added if you click the atom.