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Navigating with a 3D Mouse

[Windows® version only]

[Windows® version only]

You can use 3Dconnexion® 3D Mouse models to navigate 2D or 3D drawings.

Move the cap of the 3D mouse to push, pull, twist, or tilt to simultaneously pan and zoom the drawing, and rotate the model:

Zoom / Pan
Rotate
Zoom
Pan
left/right
Pan
up/down
Tilt
Spin
Roll

Increase pressure to the cap to move faster or decrease pressure to move slower.

When in the layout workspace on a Sheet, the navigation options are restricted to pan and zoom.

Note: Before starting to use the 3D mouse, you must install the 3D mouse driver from 3D Connexion. The 3D mouse is ready to use.

Note: Before starting to use the 3D mouse, you must install the 3D mouse driver. The 3D mouse is ready to use.

Note: Before starting to use the 3D mouse, you must install the 3D mouse driver. The 3D mouse is ready to use.

After installing the driver, make sure to have the 3D mouse connected to your PC before you start the program. If you installed the driver, the application automatically detects the 3D mouse.

When the 3D mouse is ready to use, you can display a radial menu by pressing the left button. The radial menu lets you:

  • Display a virtual numeric pad
  • Repeat the last operation
  • Undo the last operation
  • Display a dialog box where you can change the behavior of the 3D mouse in the drawing:
    • Adjust the velocity of the movements with the 3D mouse cap
    • Turn on and off the use for panning and zooming the view of the drawing
    • Turn on and off the use for rotating the model
    • Activate the Dominant Mode; if activated, this filters all motion except for data coming from the axis that is actuated the most
    • Assign commands to buttons of the 3D mouse


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