3DxWare 10 for Linux?

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by UtaSH » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:44 am

Hello Reece,

I am sorry that you are disappointed with the functionality of your 3D mouse. On our website in the list of supported applications you can see which application on Linux support our devices. The list is quite short and Onshape only supports our device on Windows and macOS. :(

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by smolinski » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:30 am

I'd upgrade to a Spacemouse Pro Wireless if you'd update the Linux driver.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by zerobitsmith » Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:00 pm

This is honestly the most disappointing thing about the spacemouse for me. I love the 3dconnexion hardware, and my ability to do CAD work with it is substantially better than without, but it's literally the only thing I have to boot into Windows for anymore.

Hopefully, 3Dconnexion will grow to understand just how significant CAD on linux is becoming and offer a driver for us.

Alternatively, it'd be amazing to see them open source the necessary components of the driver, and let the Linux community develop it for them. Considering software isn't a profit point for 3dx, that kind of approach could make both sides happy. Linux users get the ability to make our driver, 3dx doesn't have to dump the effort into it.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by StaniGe » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:46 pm

I really support the initiative of zerobitsmith:

A quote of his/her last comment:
'Alternatively, it'd be amazing to see them open source the necessary components of the driver, and let the Linux community develop it for them. Considering software isn't a profit point for 3dx, that kind of approach could make both sides happy. Linux users get the ability to make our driver, 3dx doesn't have to dump the effort into it.'

And in my own words:
If 3Dconnexion isn't able to provide an adequate Linux support, so give the Linux community the ability to develop their own drivers for your -definetly marvelous - hardware. It might become a win-win situatuation, because you may learn new approches and possibilities for your closed source Windows etc. drivers. And all Linux users will become able to use your great hardware.

I am especially interested on a reply by UtaSH.

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by mbianchi » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:46 am

I would like to upvote an updated Linux driver. And I think zerobitsmith has great suggestion!

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Re: 3DxWare 10 for Linux?

Post by zoomer » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 am

Count me in.

I tried to get my 3D connection devices a few times in many Linux Distributions
but was never successful to make anything working.

The other thing I noticed on Linux,
on macOS or Windows I was always used to have some Driver Software that
allows different Setups and Assignments for each App,
(Logitech, Wacom, 3DConnexion, Microsoft, ....)
but I haven't seen something like that for any input devices on Linux so far.
Are there such options anywhere ?

So beside my CADMouse's basic mouse buttons, scrollwheel and coordinate readout,
if my 3D bubbles would get recognized and work - that would help a bit.
But for me it would only be really interesting when my Enterprise's display shows
icons and all buttons can be assigned - for each App separately.

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