Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

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optimumv
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by optimumv » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:03 pm

After waiting on this bug fix for several years, we finally decided to be realistic. It is too difficult for them, so we got rid of the 3dconnexion mice and bought Spacecontrol mice at the office. Perspective works like it is supposed to with their product! I still use the spaceexplorer at home from time to time and this is the occasion that has reminded me to check back in on the lack of progress at 3dconnexion. They lost our company's business over this. Maybe it will encourage them to fix it for the rest you. Its not impossible. If a competitor can do it, so can they.

NetCop
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by NetCop » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:13 am

And it is NOT fixed in 10.2.1 :mrgreen:

NetCop
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by NetCop » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:16 am

And still not fixed in 10.2.9 :roll:

NetCop
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by NetCop » Wed May 25, 2016 7:01 am

Nope. It's not fixed in 10.4.3 either.
Oh, well... better luck next decade.

n0f8r
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by n0f8r » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:31 am

how about 10.4.5? Solidworks is specifically mentioned in the release notes for 10.4.5

Unfortunately I'm still on the SpaceExplorer and 10.4.3 is the most recent driver for it.

If 10.4.5 or any release from then to 10.4.10 fixes the perspective view I'll upgrade to a new mouse...

Twincamr2
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by Twincamr2 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:18 pm

This issue is still not resolved in 2017, 3DXWare version 10.4.10

chrism42
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by chrism42 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm

FIXED!!! Well, adequate workaround:

Left button > Properties > Advanced Settings > Other Options > CLEAR the Zoom to Cursor checkbox..

Then go smash that big ol' perspective button:

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It's worth noting that Solidworks also has a bug in that it will zoom IN to the cursor but not OUT.. Zooming in and out will send you sideways.

chrism42
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by chrism42 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 pm

You'll also want to fix the perspective like this:

- Select Perspective (View toolbar) or View > Display > Perspective.
- Click View > Modify > Perspective.
- Enter 1
- Click OK .

chrism42
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by chrism42 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 pm

Rats. This worked great for a while, and then went sideways.

Not fixed! All that excitement for nothing.

It's starting to look like 3dconnexion ought to disclose that it's basically only a 4DOF device in Solidworks.

maulrrr
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Re: Strange coupled panning and zoom in SolidWorks

Post by maulrrr » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:03 am

Although this does is not a long term fix: If you set the view to isometric before driving the model, the issue is resolved. I've got a button programmed to place the model in isometric view making things much more effective. Credit goes to an old colleague if you find it helpful.

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