Works great with Google/Trimble SketchUp, Photoshop
Dean Zimmermann "Dean Zimmermann", Amazon
13 March 2013
Summary: Set up was easy, and it worked right away in Trimble SketchUp 3D CAD software. It also has profiles for many other software products, and makes panning and zooming during Photoshop very easy so you can keep the tool you have selected, active. This is one of those, "How did I ever live without this?" devices if you do a lot of CAD or Photoshop detail work such as photo restorations.
Good navigation. Mac installation/configuration needs improvement
Jeff Mackay "A woodworking geek", Amazon
14 August 2012
Summary: I purchased the SpaceNavigator to speed up navigation in Google Sketchup. It certainly does that very well. Without the 3d mouse, you use a standard mouse to navigate through a model, but it's very slow and choppy. Not at all natural. With the SpaceNavigator, you tilt, twist, lift, press, push, and pull the device to navigate the model in three dimensions. It's a very natural way to operate, and makes navigation much faster.
Summary: I bougth this because I need somenthing for my lap, I enjoy everithing... when work, my alienware MX11 not have a cd drive, so I spend 1 hour turning my desktop and coping the file to a usb, and when I try to install the driver, the software sent me to internet for the latest driver!!!, so installation disk in 64 bits is useless. otherwise is perfect!!!
Summary: This mouse does as advertised. Its a bit temperamental at times where it feels like ...well best way to explain it.. like it needs an alignment and pulls to the right or the left. In most cases after a few hard resets its fine. I'm a very light user since the only use I've ever had for it was to build or edit items in a game. Now like I mentioned that I'm a light user, it was surprising that the coating on the black part of the mouse started to chap and flake off.
Summary: I have been a CAD Drafter for over twelve years. I learned to draft on AutoCAD 14 and decided it was time to freshen up my skills. I have been getting great use out of this product working with 3D parts in Solidworks 2012. I have played the games that come on the disk and love the fly around the globe and space using Google Earth. I can see this product aiding me as I start to delve into other BIM programs.
Summary: I had a few problems with the mouse when I started using it as I was running Windows 7 (64 bit) in compatibility mode (as XP) for SolidWorks 2007. However, the 3d mouse driver did not support this. I called their support line and they stated that there was nothing they could do to help, because of how I was running SW. I ended up procuring SW 2011 and it runs just fine with it. The mouse itself is great!
Summary: works exactly as advertised. Nice weight to it to make it usable in al axis, great feel of the plastic and soft-touch rubber on the knob. Great build quality, no problems so far at all. i just wish it would be compatible with more software and not so autodesk-centric (modo, etc.) i highly recommend it for heavy cad users (i use it primarily with inventor and has become essential to my workflow in less than a week!