March 14, 2018: The content below helps navigate the new features in this release. While the number of features and bug fixes in this minor release of XFdtd is not as numerous as usual, we felt that the power of the new shortcut capability to dramatically increase productivity warrants a new release. A full list of updates is available in the Reference Manual's Appendix.

Groups and Shortcuts

Right-click add to group.

XFdtd's updated shortcut grouping capability expands on the clicking and dragging method of previous releases to include right-click menu options for a smoother workflow. This release introduces creating and adding options, as well as target actions, that are available from each shortcut.

Grouping together the objects of interest condenses the project tree for reduced scrolling, particularly while working on projects with a large number of components. For team projects, defining groups according to engineer eliminates overlap and confusion.

CEO Goal Options

This release improves Circuit Element Optimizer usability with multiple updates within its goals tab.

Users can select multiple goals at once while working under the Goals tab in the Create Circuit Optimization window:

Once selected, the right-click menu provides options for enabling and disabling:

The Duplicate option has also been added, allowing users to duplicate the selected quantity.

Additional Capabilities

There are several usability, performance, scripting, and other updates in this version.

Here is a select list of modifications: