Tools is where we can model and deform PolyMesh objects. It is here that you have access to specific operators that can only be applied to selected components of your model. This is the primary method of creating new, complex geometry.
Component modes allow us to manipulate and deform parts of a mesh in a specific way. Clara.io supports the following component modes (hotkeys in brackets):
Each mode has an associated set of operators that appear in the Tools panel on the left. Note that the panel will not show any PolyMesh related operators if the selected object is not a PolyMesh.