Summary: So I'm writing this a an environment artist who works in 3d Studio Max, Zbrush, and Photoshop. First off, this does not work in Zbrush. On the 3dconnexion forums, they claim Pixologic should support 3d mice. Pixologic says they won't play favorites and add integration for custom hardware, but have supplied 3dconnexion with the Zbrush sdk, so they should be able to work it out.
Summary: I use this for many hours everyday with Autodesk Inventor and cannot stand when I have to use a computer without it. Your efficiency increases because there's 10 macro keys and you are able to manipulate the part as if you are holding it in your hand.
Delivered quickly - Design compared to original Space Pilot SUCKS
Amazon Customer, Amazon
13 June 2014
Summary: I'm a long time user of the original SpacePilot. 3DConnexion decided to quit updating the driver to force users to buy a new model, the SpacePilot Pro. That fact alone aggravates me to no end. There isn't anything wrong with my original motion controller, yet, I'm being forced to buy another one, both by 3DConnexion and by Autodesk Inventor 2015. 3DConnexion (formally Logitech) has never (in my view) been very responsive to customer input.
Summary: If you are working with 2d/3d software (such as Inventor, AutoCad, Maya, 3DS Max, Navisworks, et cetera) then this will make your life a bit easier and better. This is not used like a normal mouse by the way; If you're just looking for a cool "mouse" to buy, get something else. Also if you're an entry level and want to save some money, look into the 3Dconnexion Space Navigator. It's only around $100 but only has two programmable buttons.
Pros: Great for 2d/3d drafting/modeling and game development; offers loads of programmable buttons. I absolutely love this thing.
Cons: A bit pricey and I personally feel that the LCD screen is a bit overkill. Occasionally reeks havok with a couple of my pc games, but that's easy to rectify.