The Categories Section contains the Chemical Families field and the Applications field. The Chemical Families field lists those families to which the current entity belongs. The Applications field lists those applications for which the current entity is used.
Values from both the Chemical Families field and the Applications field are used in several places within Cranium and Synapse:
Clicking the left mouse button within either the Families field's table control or the Applications fields's table control activates the categories edit dialog.
|The dialog's table control displays the current list of categories. Clicking the left mouse button on a table row selects that table row. Clicking and holding the left mouse button down and then dragging the mouse will select several table rows.
|Pressing the dialog's Edit button activates the category edit dialog. See below for documentation.
|Pressing the dialog's Commands button or clicking the right mouse button on the table control displays the commands menu. This menu provides standard commands for copying, pasting, and clearing categories. See the documentation on Common Menu Commands for details.
|The dialog's Sort button will be enabled if two or more rows are selected. Pressing the Sort button will sort the selected values alphabetically in ascending order.
|Press the Add Rows button will add rows to the bottom of the table control.
Pressing the categories edit dialog's Edit button or double-clicking the left mouse button on a row in the dialog's table control with activate the catetory edit dialog. This dialog enables you to enter a value for a chemical family or application as well as supporting information.
See documentation for the Text-Reference dialog for details.
In addition to the standard Text-Reference dialog
functionality, the categories edit dialog also
provides a List button. Pressing the List button
will activate a dialog from which you can select
standard chemical families or standard applications.
The Applications field and Chemical Families field are edited in the same manner.
The ChemFamilies function can be used in a technique's applicability code and model code. (See documentation on the Code Edit Dialog for details on technique code.) This function can be very useful for focusing the technique on only certain chemical families. and m
When you use Synapse to design mixtures you must specify the chemical to be used to generate mixtures. The design's Category Chemicals Add Dialog enables you to add chemicals by application or family. It is thus very useful to specify values for a chemical's appliction and family.
|Estimating Chemical Properties
|a short video demonstrating how to estimate the physical properties of chemicals using either Synapse or Cranium.
|Getting Started using Cranium
|provides a quick tour of Cranium's capabilities including a discussion of structure editing.
|Getting Started using Synapse
|provides a quick tour of Synapse's capabilities including examples of chemical product design.
|the chemicals chapter contains numerous sections for entering and displaying data and estimates including the chemical structure section.