3DConnnexion

Autodesk Inventor

Go beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping with Autodesk Inventor and a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse. One hand engages the 3D mouse to position and visualize your model with an ease and precision that’s simply not possible with a traditional mouse. The other hand uses the traditional mouse to select, create and edit.

It’s a two handed work style where you click a lot less and accomplish a lot more.

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 Autodesk Inventor users rely on 3Dconnexion 3D mice

  1. 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.
  2. Enhanced Comfort: Up to 50% fewer mouse clicks*2 by spreading the workload across both hands.
  3. 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 Autodesk Inventor function/macro. 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 Part, Assembly, 2D Sketch, Sheet Metal, Drawing, Tube & Pipe and more.

Sketch Mode

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 relevant functions such as Line, Spline, Auto Dimension, Offset, 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 All, Extrude, Chamfer, Fillet and others by pressing the Intelligent Function or Keyboard Modifier keys*.

Assembly Mode

Build assemblies with ease - place components while positioning the complete assembly at the best angle. Move existing components with the same natural work style. Place Constraints with ease using the 3D mouse to get the optimum view angle while selecting mating faces of the components with the traditional mouse. Functions like Place Component, Place Constraints, Move Component, Work Plane, Ctrl, Esc and many other functions are at your fingertips on the 3D mouse.

Drawing Mode

Position the entire drawing sheet while creating and placing drawing views, dimensions and annotations. Get rapid access to Zoom All, Base View, Projected View, Measure Distance and all other Drawing mode functions.

* Intelligent Function Keys and Keyboard Modifier keys available on SpaceExplorer, SpacePilot and SpacePilot PRO only

"I really enjoy the speed for rotating our structural steel components in Audodesk Inventor and in AutoCAD.”

Thomas J. Zovar
Systems Engineer/Structural Designer
Metso Minerals


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