After starting smile the basic user interface without any open documents, called the Main Window appears. To create a document/structure click on the icon in the top Tool-bar or selectfor the Main Menu . After this, smile2 looks like :
The above screen shot shows the default configuration of smile2. The central view displays the currently active document. It is surronded by number of dock windows and tool windows. These embedded windows can be rearranged. The figure below shows some arrangements.
To undock a dock window, double-ckick on its title bar or click on the undock-button (located in its title bar). To dock it, drag it to the place where you want it to be.
Dock windows (docked and undocked) can be resized with the resize handles on their outer margins.
smile2 lets you organize your work in Projects and Documents. A project is basically a folder on your hard-disk, containing different kind of settings and a collection of Documents. Refer to the Projects chapter for more information how to use projects.
Working with smile2 always means to work with documents. smile2 has a Multi Document Interface (MDI), therefore more documents can be open and edited at the same time. Elements can be copy-pasted from one document to another. A document in smile2 usually contains one structure. However, other documents can be referenced and included. A description how documents work, can be found in the Documents chapter.