Reviews and Problems with 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator
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Does not work
St. Clouds, Amazon
5 April 2012
Summary: Yes it would have been great if it worked. The concept is sound and what not but reality bites. The manufacturer page listed a bunch of compatible software including Photoshop. What it doesn't mention is that the support is **PARTIAL** ie. a lot of the features that're supposed to work don't. In Photoshop, you can zoom in and out with the latest driver, but you can NOT ROTATE.
Summary: I had troubles with my 3d mouse as soon as it arrived, i emailed support twice but they never responded (they said they had). The mouse froze my keyboard and would only occasionally work maybe 10% of the time with catia, Rhino, autocad, or 3dsmax, I returned the mouse to amazon for another one, same problem, i called support and spoke to them, they told me there was a batch of mice that had a firmware issue and that i was unlucky to get two from the same batch.
Summary: When you move the knob up, forward, or backward, the whole device moves off/across the desk. (i.e. It's too light for the resistance of the knob.) I find myself trying to hold the base down with my pinky and ring finger while moving the knob with the others, which is very awkward. This is true even when it's at the most sensitive (fastest) setting. I can't imagine how the lighter laptop version works. I'll be returning it.
Summary: It seems like a great product, but it doesn't work with Autodek Revit at all! After buying from Amazon and trying it at home, I found out that it doesn't work with Revit. It (claims that it) works with all other autodesk products, except Revit! Don't understand how they could be relapse.
Summary: Buyer beware! This is not a jog wheel, the device is a specific navigation device for 3D software and mostly windows-based apps. I bought it for final cut because I read somewhere (macworld) that it works with that application. I'm hoping to return it or it's a very expensive paper weight.
Summary: I own three products form this company-- only one works-- its not because they break but because the company STOPS allowing you to down load drivers for them. It's not that the company stops updating them, they actaully make them so you can't down them. So if you want a product that will have its support pulled out from under you in as little as 3 years go head and buy one. For me, I've given this company its last dime that it will get from me.
Summary: Ok, My review of this product is going to be very brief. If you are looking to purchase the SpaceNavigator for ONLY SUPPORTED 3D applications which you can find located on their website [....] then great. If you are looking, as I was to use this as a Jog Wheel for video editing or even to load the software as an assignable joystick port, then stay away from this product. The developers for years have yet to release an "Assignable" driver for this product.
Summary: What an absolute WASTE! This device hardly works with ANYTHINNG on the Macintosh! I'm very irritated with having to have gone through the hassle of ordering and returning this complete piece of junk! I was duped into it after seeing it on Apple's website, touting support for it in the latest version of Motion (v. 4). It didn't do anything in Motion and neither does it do anything in any other application. The Mac drivers are complete garbage. Don't waste your time.
Summary: I bought this to use as a navigation control for my ham radio (Flex 3000). I didn't like it at all - it was way to sensitive and I couldn't adjust it to do what I hoped it would do. I communicated a bit with the software designers who implemented this device for the radio software but just couldn't get things to work smoothly. I'm sure it's probably great for graphics use or whatnot - just not good for me and my PowerSDR software - YMMV.
Summary: 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator PE (Personal Edition) 3D Navigation Device USB ( 3DX-700029 ) I have never written a review about anything but I was so hurt and upset by this SpaceNavigator.... I bought this for my Dad for Fathers Day. I thought he would enjoy something fun to do. He is a computer geek and is always on the computer. Well, he had, and is having, a lot of problems with it. First off there was no manual no instructions of any kind.