Accelerate your SolidWorks performance
Work smarter and faster in SolidWorks and benefit from 3Dconnexion's Intelligent 3D Navigation - the ultimate level of control for design engineers.
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
Intelligent 3D Navigation
Whether you're working on large assembly or focusing on intricate part details, the 3D mouse automatically follows your point of interest to continuously determine the optimal center of rotation. In addition, the center of rotation is visualized (optional) giving a reference point as you position the model. It feels natural so you stay focused.
Easier access to application functions
With the Intelligent Function Keys* on SpaceExplorer, SpaceMouse Pro or SpacePilot Pro you can quickly access any SolidWorks function/macro. Get visual feedback on the 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 Part, Assembly, Drawing and more.
Unleash Hidden Power
Zoom to Cursor (Fast Zoom) by holding the middle button on your traditional mouse while pushing down on the 3D mouse controller cap. Set Rotational Center by selecting any face or vertex, or Set Rotational Axis by selecting any line or edge.
Sketch or edit a sketch with a traditional mouse while effortlessly positioning the work plane and inspecting the sketch from multiple directions with the 3D mouse. Execute functions such as Normal To, Mirror Entities and more with a single click of the Intelligent Function Keys. Quickly toggle rotation on and off with the Rotation key.
Part Modeling Mode
Smoothly view a model from several different angles while simultaneously adding or adjusting features with a traditional mouse. Access functions like Shift, Ctrl, Esc, Zoom to Fit, Chamfer and Fillet with a single press of the Intelligent Function or Keyboard Modifier keys*.
Build assemblies faster by placing components while simultaneously positioning the assembly to the best angle. Move existing components with ease to get the optimum viewing angle for mating component faces. Use the Intelligent Function Keys to instantly access functions like Insert Component, Mate, Move Component and Exploded View.
Position the entire drawing sheet while creating and placing drawing views, dimensions and annotations. Get rapid access to Zoom to Fit, Measure, Center Mark and all other drawing mode functions.
* Intelligent Function Keys and Keyboard Modifier keys available on SpaceExplorer, SpaceMouse Pro and SpacePilot Pro only.
“Building very complex assemblies and navigating around the 3D work environment gets to be extremely labor intensive with a standard mouse. But with a 3D mouse, it‘s a piece of cake. It frees me up completely to move around in a way that wasn’t possible before.”
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Why SolidWorks 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