Reviews and Problems with 3DConnexion SpacePilot PRO
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Pricey, but worth it
3 August 2013
Summary: Use this control with Spaceclaim and DelCam Partmaker. Works well with both applications. Also own the portable version of this product. Control is very customizable, very fluid. Nice placement of modifiers (shift,etc). Screen is not really used for my work, and most configuration changes I do from the workstation itself. (BTW, this product works well on MAC OSX, Parallels, and VMware Fusion). Screen is a bit overkill.
Summary: I would highly recommend this product for anyone using 3D design software. I am able to work twice as fast on the drawings and the learning curve was minimal. The only bad thing I can say about it is that the display is of no use but it does work.
Summary: Since this may skew my review a bit, I want to start out by saying I won this at a Seminar (thanks SolidWorks!). It is easier to enjoy the product not having to fork over 350 clams for it. As others have said, it is really helpful to manipulate 3D models so quickly. I am also using it for all kinds of non-3D applications.
Summary: It's out there that this is Windows only, but it's not easy to see in obvious places on the product description. So I'm writing it here. THIS PRODUCT IS WINDOWS ONLY. I have since purchased another 3DConnexion product, the SpaceMouse Pro, that does work on Mac. I'll write a separate review.
Summary: Very good however the layout is so different from my last version of the Space Pilot. The display is smaller than the last version, hmmm and I am getting used to the new one. Not sure the display is as useful. I don't need the Outlook stuff on my space pilot, I use Thunderbird. It seems faster on some programs. I would say for SolidWorks for plastic parts this is great.
Summary: The 3D Connexion Space Pilot is a usefull tool, when you get used to it, it improves your working efficiency. The only thing that I dont like is that for Solid Edge it reduces the program speed when you are using complex assemblies. If you try to move the assembly aroing while trying to do some functions, the program will run very slow!
Summary: As a computer animator I spend all day long working in 3ds max. By the end of the day my mouse hand is fatigued and I've been through a dozen mice trying to find some relief but no mouse seemed to be a fix all. I was skeptical but I finally decided to try the space pilot pro. I went with the more expensive version because I wanted more button options. I have to say that I love this thing!