Accelerate your CATIA experience
Turbocharge your CATIA productivity with a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse. Pan, zoom and rotate in one fluid motion while you sketch or edit with your mouse. Unlock powerful extras that are not available to mouse-only users. From concept to reality, you’ll accelerate your designs to market and enjoy the experience along the way. Find out why thousands of users in aerospace and automotive wouldn’t drive CATIA without one.
From concept, to sketch, to part, to assembly and drawing, you’ll finish faster in every mode and be amazed that you ever worked without a 3D mouse!
Why CATIA users rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice
- Increase Productivity by more than 20%*1: When working with one hand, you can either navigate your model or select commands. With a 3D mouse you can do both at once saving you valuable time.
- Enhanced Comfort: Up to 50% fewer mouse clicks*2 by spreading the workload across both hands.
- Design Performance*1: Whether you’re working on a sketch or a complex 3D model, the superior navigation experience encourages levels of model exploration that are crucial to avoiding costly design errors.
*1 Source: The Economic Payback of 3D Mice white paper - July 2008
*2 Source: Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain Among 3D Computer Users - VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics ©2005
Easier access to application functions
Intelligent Function Keys* provide quick access to any CATIA function. Get visual feedback on the SpacePilot or SpacePilot PRO LCD and watch functions update automatically as you move from one application environment to another. Personalize the function keys quickly and easily inside any environment such as Sketch, Part Modeling, Assembly, Drawing and more.
Use the mouse to sketch while simultaneously using the 3D mouse to optimally position the work plane. Inspect your sketch from multiple positions. Initiate commands such as Normal View, Hide/Show, Swap Visible Space and Exit Workbench with the Intelligent Function Keys. Toggle rotation on and off with the 3D lock / Rotations button.
Part Modeling Mode
View a model from different view angles with the 3D mouse while simultaneously adjusting the size of a feature with the mouse. Drag and copy or drag and move features using the mouse while positioning the part with the 3D mouse. Access functions like Shift, Ctrl, Alt and Esc, Fit all In, Top/Front/Left/ Right View, Chamfer, Fillet, Hole and others with using the Keyboard Modifier and Intelligent Function Keys.
Building assemblies with a 3D mouse is simple; position the complete assembly as you insert, or remove components. When using CATIA’s Snap function, the 3D mouse helps you find the optimum view angle for selecting mating faces of components.
Position the drawing sheet while creating and placing drawing views, dimensions and annotations. Rapidly access all Drawing mode functions, like Fit all In, New View, Dimensions, Balloon, Geometrical Tolerance and more.
Unleash hidden power functions
Activate the Zoom-to-Cursor command by pressing a power key; then use the navigation cap for fast and accurate zoom. In Fly Mode, a 3D mouse lets you steer through your model with full control of direction, speed and acceleration.
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