I am trying to learn some basic automation. I have drafting experience with AutoCAD and a friend recommended Blender. There is a popular tutorial on the WEB with a guy who makes a doughnut and cup of coffee. I was in the middle of doing that. He explained the "proportional editing function. I decided to reinforce my knowledge by repeating the first 8 or so steps without the video playing. BUT when I got to the part where the proportional editing was required, I could no longer access the proportional editing circle. I have now repeated the tutorial 8 times (because I am insane and expected different results) and the circle will not come back. I have searched the dozen or so Web entries, tried all the suggestions, and still there is nothing.
I really like the software, but if it is glitchy right off the bat, maybe not for me as a novice. Is there something I am missing, holding down the "G" and scrolling the mouse does absolutely nothing.