Reviews and Problems with 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator
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solid 3d controller
Francis E. Smith, Amazon
14 November 2013
Summary: This basic model works well, getting used to it is not easy, it will take a couple of days of fiddling with it. Works in Freecad older versions of sketchup and in solidworks, Google earth and in a bunch of other applications with their universal drivers. I had a bit of a misconception though, this should not replace your mouse in these applications but supplement your control of the environment along with a standard mouse, in fact calling this a mouse would not be...
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.
Summary: I bought this mouse for use at work in SolidWorks 2011. It works awesome for what I need it to do, which is simply manipulate models so I can mate them together or alter them. Much less painstaking than using the keyboard and mouse to zoom, rotate, and pan. I really like that you can customize how the two side buttons function, and you can adjust the sensitivity of the controls.
Summary: I'm still on the learning curve, this tool is seamlessly intuitive to use with google earth, but in 3d studio max it takes a bit of tweaking on the settings and a bit of practice and skill to get it working just fine I downloaded the latest driver from the website, but I had a little problem with the control panel, I tried to open it the normal way, but no dice, instead, when you press one of the side buttons, a configuration tool appears, it wasn't mentioned in the...
Excerpt: I saw it first at engadget, and immediately purchased one. This thing makes moving around in SolidWorks so intuitive and easy. With one hand, I have instant control of my CAD models and can change my point of view without interrupting my workflow. That means I don't have to reach up to...
Summary: Definitely consider buying this model before any of the more expensive 3dConnexion versions. Why buy SE when PE version does the same thing. Beautiful heavy alloy base means it wont move around on your desk. Just two configurable function buttons - which is where the expensive models earn their price with increased functionality, switching viewpoints etc.