Is anyone having a problem with tools getting "stuck" in V18? TCAD has always been quirkly because it doesn't end a function with ESC as is common in most programs. However, in past versions I found that if I clicked the selection button it would reset any tool.
This isn't always happening with TCAD V18. For example, I just spent about 15 minutes trying to make the Stretch tool work on a 2D rectangle. I had started as usual by clicking the Selection button and then clicking the Stretch button. Instead of seeing the crossing selector, a menu came up asking me to select a line, polygon and "None". This made no sense. I went to the User Manual to see if I was doing something wrong, but no, I should be seeing a crossing window. Where was the crossing window? If I selected one of the objects, it just moved the object instead of stretching. Finally I selected "none" and then I could get a crossing window but it still wouldn't stretch. I tried the whole procedure over and over several times, each time clicking the selection tool to reset it so that I could start over fresh. Finally, I looked at my tool icons and realized that "Line" was selected instead of Stretch or Select. This had been the command I was using prior to starting my struggle with the Stretch button. Apparently TCAD had been stuck on "Line"all this time instead of resetting. I started clicking other buttons to get it to go somewhere else and finally it got so I could click on Stretch and it would behave properly.
This isn't the first time this kind of thing has happened, although it usually only required me to go back once or twice to the Selection button.
Anybody have an idea what's happening or is having a similar problem?