Reviews and Problems with 3DConnexion SpaceNavigator
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ClaytonM, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Love it. Fast shipping from B&H. 3D Mouse was super easy to setup right out of the box for the application I was using. Feels nice. very heavey in place on desktop or comfortable in palm of one hand.
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Easy setup, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Great Features, Smooth, Works On Any Surface
Excerpt: Brilliant piece of equipment for 3D modeling and architectural programs. Comfortable, very easy to use and speeds up workflow by about 100%. I use it for stuff like 3DS Max, Revit, CAD. Can't work without it. Well built, well worth the price.
Summary: This thing is a must have for 3D graphic & exhibit design! Works great, easy to set up and use. Very heavy and sticks to desk work area without moving around. Downloaded the MAC software as it came with Windows. Finding the MAC software was easy. Works with SketchUp Make and does function in Word & Excel & Safari for scrolling up and down. Great product!
Works great with mavericks. Needed 2D navigation fix however
funkle0 "funkle0", Amazon
18 January 2014
Summary: I've been using a space navigator for many years now and love it. I use it with Archicad on my Mac Pro and Macbook Pro. There is definitely a tangible increase in efficiency, and 3D navigation becomes intuitive and subconscious, rather than awkward & slow. I was using it with Snow Leopard, for which the drivers offered very basic functionality. I've updated to Mavericks (skipping the last 2 OS), and the Apple implementation seems to be more robust.
Summary: There are some older reviews from MAC users who experienced problems with this device, but you may not experience those yourself with the newest software/updates available online. Then again, I have only tested it on Sketchup. Also, I contacted 3Dconnexion directly with a question and received a detailed, thoughtful response less than 2 days later (even though I bought this item used and had no purchase order number).
Summary: These are really fantastic in both Autodesk Inventor and Ansys, although the controls are slightly different between the two. I purchased two of these mice for two different workstations. We plan on getting more in the future for different stations as well.
Pros: These mice are highly adaptable to your specific taste. The two we use at work are both set up differently to best suit their own user's taste.
Cons: None really. I wish I had gotten the wireless one, but I will probably go with one of the larger ones with the hotkeys.